I am a great lover of bread and a while ago my mother bought me a bread machine, those that make homemade bread , jam and other things. At first I didn’t know what to do with it and I always used the typical preparations that you just have to mix with water and press the button.
Slowly I’ve been testing other possibilities and I this is the one with the best texture that I’ve tried. It’s for a rye bread, which you can also add sunflower seeds, raisins or whatever you like best.
350 ml. of water
1 tablespoon of honey
1 tablespoon of salt
1 teaspoon of brown sugar
350 grams of bread flour
150 grams of rye flour
1 package of dry yeast (5,5 grams)
1 handful of sunflower seeds, nuts or raisins
Now you just need to put the ingredients inside the bread pan in the order listed (except the last one that will be added later) and choose the program, the weight and the degree of roast. The resulting bread weighs about 750 grams and I usually put high roast and program 3. This way the bread is mixed and baked in the machine. The trouble is that when you remove the bread from the pan there are holes where kneaders hooks were.
You can also choose a kneaded program and when it’s finished take the dough, give it the shape you want and put in the oven.
When the breadmaker have made the first kneaded it alerts you with a beep. That’s when we can open it and pour the last ingredient (seeds, nuts or whatever you want). I’m a mess and this time I forgot to add it! But still remains a yummy bread.
This type of bread is not bad for when you go in a hurry, but I want to learn how to make “real” bread with sourdough. This Christmas I got the book “Homemade Bread” by Iban Yarza but I confess that I haven’t read it yet. I’ll tell you about it!