Recently I’ve gotten back into baking bread. First I tested a bread recipe using Einkorn
flour in anticipation of reviewing an Einkorn cookbook. And when my friend Jerry James Stone
asked if I would contribute a recipe to his Three Loaves
project, I couldn’t say no.
is a project where participants make three loaves of bread, one for themselves, another for a friend and a third for someone in need, every month. After signing up, each month you receive a new recipe to try. Since my recipe uses a bread machine, you won’t be baking all three loaves at once, but the concept is the same—bake and share.
My baking supplies were rather low and I didn’t have any bread flour in the house so I decided to look for a recipe I could make in my mini Zojirushi bread machine
(it makes one pound loaves) that used all purpose flour. I found the basic recipe on the King Arthur Flour website for Sandwich Bread for the Mini Zo Bread Machine
. The comments on this recipe were very encouraging. Commenters had good success with the recipe using different bread machines, and with adapting it, which is exactly what I did. I used ingredients I had on hand—namely honey, buttermilk and white whole wheat flour.
I’m sharing my version which makes a light whole wheat loaf, but if you want to make some changes, feel free! The original recipe is very forgiving. If you want to make a larger loaf, you could certainly double the recipe. It makes very good toast and is perfect for sandwiches.
Bread Machine Buttermilk Wheat Bread
Makes a one pound loaf
2/3 cup hot water
1/4 cup cold buttermilk
2 Tablespoons olive oil
1 1/2 cups white whole wheat flour
1 cup unbleached all purpose flour
1 1/4 teaspoons salt
2 Tablespoons honey
1 teaspoon active dry yeast
Place all ingredients into the pan of the bread machine in the order listed, and program the machine for a one pound loaf, Basic White Bread and press start.