Monday, May 11, 2015

Buttermilk Wheat Bread (Single Loaf: 2 recipe sizes)


This is the same recipe as posted for the Bosch, just scaled down to a (single-loaf: 2 recipe sizes).  

Since I've gone Gluten Free, I can no longer eat this particular type of bread, but I thought I'd share it for those who might enjoy it. Wow, I've even lost weight since this video too, hahaha!


For the money, my Sunbeam bread machine bakes just fine. It's just that for normal loaves... I rather hand-shape and oven bake my loaves. That might be different, if I had a Zojirushi Supreme, with its traditional-shaped pan. 

Alternately, to make in a KitchenAid mixer, see KitchenAid Mixers: Kneading Tips. You can make a single-loaf now in Bosch Universal Mixer with the Dough Hook Extender.Or just make the same recipe with a larger batch of dough, see (Bosch: 2 recipe sizes).

Counter Clock-Wise: Butter, salt, Saf-Instant yeast, red & white wheat, BB Buttermilk, bread flour and 1.5 lb loaf.
Enhanced Yeast Mix: (pictured below)

As an added convenience, I would pre-weigh 10-oz and 14-oz bags of (combined) red & white whole-grain wheat, for a quick grind, anytime at a moment's notice. I also had my "Better Baking" Buttermilk and my Enhanced Yeast Mix prepared too. 

Makes: 1 (8 x 4) loaf pan, 24-oz
Or 1 (12 x 4) Pullman pan, with lid

 RECIPE - for 1.5 lbs 

5 oz (2/3 cup) BB Buttermilk, warmed to 110°F
4 oz (1/2 cup) distilled water, 110°F
1 scoop (2-3 Tbsp) honey
1 oz (2 Tbsp) salted butter, softened, unmelted
3/4 tsp salt, or w/ unsalted butter (use 1 tsp)
5 oz (1 cup) 100% RED wheat, fresh ground flour
5 oz (1 cup) 100% WHITE wheat, fresh ground flour
5 oz (1 cup) bread flour
2 Tbsp Enhanced YEAST Mix

BB Buttermilk & Enhanced Yeast Mix

BB Buttermilk: the same amount of store-bought is (well... okay) in this recipe. Yet honestly, it doesn't hold a candle to making your own "better baking" buttermilk w/ Instant ClearJel®Plus, helps rotate your dry milk storage! 

Instant ClearJel®: my SECRET INGREDIENT! It's often in commercial recipes. This loaf actually gets a double shot of Instant ClearJel©, while adding the BB Buttermilk and Enhanced Yeast Mix recipes. You'll want it, it's fabulous! 

Enhanced YEAST Mix: (combined includes) 1 1/2 tsp (EACH) SAF Red instant yeast or Red Star, lecithin powderand vital wheat gluten. Plus 1 tsp Instant ClearJel, 1/4 tsp baking soda & a pinch of Fruit Fresh, aka: ascorbic acid. 

DIRECTIONS follow below

Makes: 1 (12 x 4) Pullman pan, w/o lid, 32-oz
 RECIPE - for 2 lbs 

7 oz (1 cup minus 2 Tbsp) BB Buttermilk, warmed to 110°F
5 oz (1/2 cup plus 2 Tbsp) distilled water, 110°F
2 oz (1/4 cup) honey
3/4 oz (4 tsp) salted butter, softened, unmelted
1 tsp salt, or w/ unsalted butter (1 1/2 tsp)
7 oz (1 1/3 cups) 100% RED wheat, fresh ground flour
7 oz (1 1/3 cups) 100% WHITE wheat, fresh ground flour
6 oz (1 1/4 cups) bread flour
2 2/3 Tbsp Enhanced YEAST Mix

May substitute regular for BB Buttermilk, just add same amount; believe me the latter makes this even better!

Enhanced YEAST Mix: (combined includes) 2 tsp (EACH) SAF Red instant yeast or Red Star, lecithin powderand vital wheat gluten. Plus 1 1/2 tsp Instant ClearJel, 1/2 tsp baking soda & a pinch of Fruit Fresh, aka: ascorbic acid. 

(Additional Info: detailed at end of post.)

BREAD MACHINE: check manual for order of ingredients.
STAND MIXERS: see KitchenAid Mixers: Kneading Tips.
In a Bosch Universal Mixer with (small-batch) Dough Hook Extender.
KITCHEN SCALE: weighing is more accurate rather than (volume).
LOAF PANS: 8 x 4 Basic  12 x 4 Pullman pan (lid extra)
THERMOMETER: instant-read 
KNIFE: electric (optional)
BAGS8" X 4" X 18" clear poly bags


Ingredients: Spray dough blade and shaft; fit the blade in pan, helps to keep it from sticking later. Combine the buttermilk & water in a saucepan to warm until 110°F; test with an instant-read thermometer, and then add to bread machine pan. Add honey, butter and salt. Add flour, spread out to cover the corners; add Enhanced YEAST Mix.

Dough Cycle: Press START. Wait 5 minutes for dough to knead, allowing for wheat flour to absorb liquids. Open the lid, the dough should feel soft and pliable, slightly tacky, but not sticky. Taste it; should TASTE as good as a baked loaf. If it doesn't, use a salt shaker to sprinkle in as much salt as needed. Plus the dough should feel soft and pliable, slightly tacky, but not sticky. If either too wet or dry, add water or flour, only 1-tsp at a time, until the dough become as soft as a baby's bottom.

Shaping: Once the cycle is finishes, allow the dough to rise until double. Remove to shape hand and place in a sprayed 8 x 4 (or 12 x 4) loaf pan. Cover loaf; allow dough to rise 1 to 2-inches above the rim of the pan.

Comparing: Fresh Ground Wheat vs. King Arthur Whole-Wheat. BIG Difference! Left has both red & white "fresh ground" whole-grain flours and store-brand bread flour. Right, just King Arthur "premium" whole-wheat and store-brand bread flour.

Bake: Preheat OVEN to 350°F. Bake 30 minutes. Test internal temperature of a loaf, with an instant-read thermometer. A fully baked loaf should register 195°F to 205°F, (lower temp) best for High Altitudes.


Cool, Slice & Bag: Patience is a virtue in baking! Don't slice for bread yet! Cool for at least 30 minutes and slice with an electric knife for perfect (non-gummy) slices. Do NOT bag loaf when warm or hot. Doubled-bagged, unsliced loaves have a better freezer-life, although not as convenient as sliced loaves. Defrost bagged on the counter, until thawed, try avoiding the microwave.

Nutrition Per Slice: 110 Calories; 1g Fat (10.0% calories from fat); 4g Protein; 22g Carbohydrate; 2g Dietary Fiber; 2mg Cholesterol; 118mg Sodium.  Exchanges: 1 1/2 Grain(Starch); 0 Non-Fat Milk; 0 Fat; 0 Other Carbohydrates.

Most Warmly,
Sharon Anne

Bread Machines: SunbeamZojirushi Supreme or Virtuoso
Bread Pans: 8 x 4 Basic  12 x 4 Pullman pan (lid extra)
Kitchen Scales: OXO Good Grips   Ozeri Pronto 
Instant-Read Thermometer:  Weber Digital  Taylor Classic  
Electric Knives: Black & Decker  Cuisinart
8" X 4" X 18" Clear poly bags: Bread Bags w/Ties, 100 count

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