Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Bread machine caraway rye

Now that the weather has gotten warmer, my bread machine has been getting a little more of a workout. When it's really warm, sandwiches are often on the menu for dinner, but I still want homemade bread for those sandwiches.

It doesn't make a lot of sense to heat up the house baking bread just so I can eat a cold sandwich later. Fortunately, the bread machine doesn't heat up the house very much at all.

I might not serve bread machine bread for a dinner party, but it's perfectly acceptable for everyday sandwich bread.

The vinegar in this loaf adds just a little bit of the tang that you'd get in a long-fermented dough. Sure, it's a cheat, but it makes a good loaf of bread.

If you don't have a bread machine, you can use this same formula to make a standard loaf of bread - but increase the yeast to 2 1/4 teaspoons.

Bread Machine Caraway Rye

1 teaspoon instant yeast
1 tablespoon sugar
1 cup (4 1/2 ounces) rye flour
2 cups (9 ounces) bread flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon caraway seeds
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
1 1/4 cups water
1 tablespoon olive oil

Put all ingredients into your bread machine in the order recommended by the manufacturer.

Set the machine for a standard loaf (if the machine has several settings), a large loaf, and a dark crust.

When the bread is done, remove it from the machine, remove it from the pan, and let it cool completely on a rack before slicing.

This has been submitted to Yeastspotting.