Versatile Brown Bread
Picture of the bread made using a bread machine
This is a delicious and simple bread recipe. It can be made both using a bread machine or manually. With the machine is a easier way to prepare, but making by hand the bread gets better.
Serves: 1 bread (about 900g) Difficulty: medium Time: about 4 hours
Lactose-free and vegan.
1 cup water 2 tbsp oil (I use sunflower oil) 4 tbsp cane syrup 1 cup wheat flour 2 cups whole wheat flour 1/3 cup of seeds like sunflower, flaxseed... 2 tsp dry biological yeast 1 tsp sea salt
Directions (Bread Machine)
Add all ingredients in the recipe order using the cup and spoons of the bread machine - the water should be at room temperature;
Set the machine to "brown bread" and "900g size" and turn it on;
When the bread have finished to bake, remove it from the machine and from the form.
DIrections (By Hand)
Add the ingredients to a bowl in the following order: flour, seeds, yeast and salt;
Mix well the dry ingredients while heating the water to a temperature you can keep your finger submerged (neither too hot nor too cold);
Add the oil, the cane syrup and the warm water;
Mix well with your hands and knead the dough for a moment;
Make a ball with the dough and let it sit inside the bowl with a lid to grow until it doble the size (approximately 1 hour);
Mold the bread and place it in a baking sheet covered with a cloth and let stand until the dough double the size (approximately 1 hour);
Bake in a oven preheated at 220 ° C until the bread gets roasted (approximately 35 minutes);
Cool it in the pan with a cloth over the top.
Hand made version
I suggest you not replace any ingredient, especially the cane syrup.
Recipe adapted from site http://maquinadepao.blogspot.com.br/.