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Whole Wheat Ranch Bread

While I was researching dough conditioners, I fished around on the Mormon Foodie’s Bread Maker Blog and found some inspiration to use my Ranch Dressing Mix, with my Whole Wheat Bread and new Dough Conditioner.

I get brave, like that. Sometimes. :)

(I, successfully, have substituted 1/2 the flour in my corn bread recipe, for tamale pie, with 100% White Wheat Flour. I, also, used Pinto Beans and Black Beans, in it, to make it more colorful. So, feel free to experiment with beans. Yay me.)

So, anyway.. where was I?

whole wheat ranch bread

Oh, yes! My first Whole Wheat Bread, from the Bread Machine. Its ugly, eh? A Bread only a mother could love? I love it. :P

This is not as dense and heavy as my previous whole wheat experiments. I will do this again. The texture was more sandwich-able. The size, sliced straight down, resembled that of a traditional commercial slice of bread, too. Yay!

Here’s what I did..

I piled these ingredients, in this order, into my bread machine bread pan:

  • 1 cup water
  • 2 Tablespoons Sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons Powdered Milk (yeah, I know.. glutamates)
  • 2 Tablespoons Grape Seed Oil
  • 300 grams 100% Whole Wheat Flour (I weighed it, after I measured it (3 cups) and used less.)
  • 2 Tablespoons HM Ranch Dressing Mix
  • 1 Tablespoon Vital Wheat Gluten
  • 1 teaspoon HM Dough Conditioner
  • 2.5 teaspoons bread machine yeast

Settings:

  • Whole Wheat
  • Loaf Size: 1 pound
  • Crust: Medium

The Whole Wheat Setting has a pre-heat cycle, so you need to hang around, a little longer, to make sure your dough forms a ball, after it starts mixing. I ended up adding 3 Tablespoons water before all the flour, in the pan, was combining together.

The right side, of my loaf, appears to be sunken in.. but it is baked evenly.. I’m not sure what I need to do to make it look nicer.. but it tastes fantastic, so I’m not real worried about it. 

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