Friday, July 6, 2012

Whole Foods Friday - A bread machine recipe

I bake bread all year long. When the weather turns warm, I tend to bake bread at night, when it's cooler. Sometimes I'll bake in my gas grill. That works really well, but when it's crazy hot outside, standing around a hot grill, even for a little while, isn't a lot of fun.

On the other hand, a bread machine doesn't throw off much heat. When I want a loaf of bread for sandwiches, tossing ingredients into the bread machine makes a lot of sense. It's better than heating up the house so I can have cold sandwiches.

This loaf includes one of my favorite flours - semolina. Yup, it's the same sort of flour that's used in pasta. I like the flavor and texture it gives bread.

Semolina Bread

1 teaspoon instant yeast
1 tablespoon sugar
2 cups (9 ounces) all purpose flour
1 cup (6 ounces) semolina flour
1/4 cup dry nonfat milk
1 teaspoon salt
1 1/4 cups water
2 tablespoons unsalted butter

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

Set the machine for a light crust, regular bread.

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

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