Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Oat Bran & Wholemeal Bread

This week's loaf of bread is one of my favourites. Great whole food healthy loaf!
From George Dale's book - "More Daley Bread", which contains great recipes for breads which are low-salt, high fibre, low sugar/sugar-free, high protein, or multigrain etc.
George Dale is a bit of a hero in the bread-machine baking community.  He is a bread-maker technician,who found that most of the machines brought in for fixing actually had nothing wrong with them.  It was the recipes, or the inaccurate measuring of ingredients which were the problem, and he has published several books of great bread-maker recipes.  He's a Kiwi and offers an advice service if the cook is still having problems!

I've got three of his books,
Daley Bread : making the most of your breadmaker
More Daley bread : hearty wholemeal and special diet loaves in your bread machine
Traditional Daley bread : a selection of classic recipes for your bread machine

And now for the recipe:
Oat Bran and Wholemeal Bread

1.5 cups water
3 tablespoons milk powder
3 tablespoons honey
1.5 tablespoons lecithin
.75 teaspoon salt
6 tablespoons oat bran
3 tablespoons gluten flour
3 cups wholemeal flour
3 teaspoons yeast

This is a 750g (1.5lb) wholemeal recipe, and on my machine, it is a Regular Wholemeal.