nicu (pour_vrai) wrote in vegancooking,

bread machine recipe: buttermilk agave wheat!

I just noticed we don't have much in the way of bread machine recipes around here, so here's what I made tonight. This is based on the basic wheat recipe in the manual. It's meant as a sort of buttermilk honey wheat bread; it's a little sweet, so it's good with margarine and/or jam, but it'd work fine for savory uses too...pretty filling.

Beats the hell out of storebought crapola, works for busy people, and also provides an excuse to indulge one's fetish for kitchen toys.

1) 1 cup plain, lukewarm nondairy milk + 2 tsp. apple cider vinegar (combined & left a few minutes to curdle)
2) 1 1/2 Tb. olive oil
3) 3 Tb. light brown sugar + 2 Tb. agave nectar
4) 1 tsp. salt
5) 2 1/2 cups whole wheat flour + 1 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
6) 2 1/4 tsp. bread machine yeast

Pour the ingredients in lines 1-5 into your bread pan, one line at a time, in order. Then poke a little hole in the flour (without poking through into the moist ingredients) and put the yeast in there. Follow your machine's instructions from here; in mine, this takes 3.5 hours to turn into a 1.5lb loaf, on the whole wheat cycle with the medium crust setting.

And now some notes/questions, since this is my first experiment:

-You can use all whole wheat if you want, and try some other substitutions: many machine recipes recommend a little nonfat dry milk and vital wheat gluten (that's the same VWG used for seitan, right?). Once I get around to buying them, I'm going to try adding 1-2 Tb. powdered soymilk to the dry ingredients, and swapping 2-4 Tb. of the flour for VWG. Experienced machine bakers, do you think these tweaks would make much difference?
Tags: -appliances-bread makers
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