I think I finally found a whole wheat bread recipe that I like!
Here’s how it came out:
In the past my whole wheat breads have come out pale looking and hard. I typically had to mix in some white flour to make the bread a bit softer and more airy. This one is more golden and flaky by comparison. I think the warmer color is due to the maple syrup from the recipe I used.
Here’s the recipe I used: https://www.kingarthurbaking.com/recipes/100-whole-wheat-bread-for-the-bread-machine-recipe
In terms of equipment, I’m using:
- Cuisinart CBK 110 bread machine. Makes 1.5 - 2 LB loaves. I use it to make dough all the time - works pretty well! The only thing I don’t like is how hard it is to actually remove the bread after it’s been baked. It requires a bit of shaking to get the bread out. The paddle usually comes out with the bread and is stuck in the bottom so you’ll find yourself having to dig that out with your fingers.
- Breadbox. Not a huge fan of this unless you have a liner. There are tiny crevices along the edge that small crumbs get into and make difficult to clean.