Grandma G's Finnish Rye/Graham Bread (bread machine)
By Randi Lerch Fooza
This was my grandma's bread recipe. There were no amounts, only a list of ingredients. With much testing, I have come up with the recipe that tastes as close as I can get to her bread.
1 1/2 c
1 1/2 Tbsp
honey or white sugar
1 1/2 tsp
active dry yeast
instant mashed potato flakes
quaker old fashioned oats (not instant)
1Add the wet ingredients to your bread machine (water, oil, honey). Next add the salt, potato flakes and oats.
2Into a measuring cup, put the rye flour and graham flour. Add enough regular bread flour to make 3 1/2 cups. Pour this into the bread machine on top of the wet ingredients.
3Make a "well" in the flour mixture and add the yeast. Use the "whole wheat" cycle on your machine, 2 pound loaf, dark crust. Turn the machine on and you will have a delicious loaf in a little over 3 hours. NOTE: WATCH THE CONSISTENCY of the mixture as it mixes. If it seems too dry, add one tablespoon of water at a time until the dough forms a "ball" around the paddle. If it is too wet, add one tablespoon of flour at a time.