Wholemeal bread for the bread machine

    3 hours 5 min

    A gorgeously moist wholemeal bread recipe for the bread machine. There's a touch of sweetness with the honey, which you can decrease if you prefer it less sweet. Enjoy!

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    Makes: 1 (675g) loaf wholemeal bread

    • 275ml water
    • 360g wholemeal flour
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
    • 5 tablespoons honey
    • 1 tablespoon dried milk powder
    • 1 1/2 tablespoons margarine or butter
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons dried active baking yeast

    Prep:5min  ›  Cook:3hr  ›  Ready in:3hr5min 

    1. Place ingredients in bread machine pan in the order suggested by the manufacturer. Select Wholemeal setting, and then press Start.

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    The bread sunk in the middle and it was a cake like texture. Maybe that was my fault but it also tasted too sweet. 5 tablespoons of honey is way too much.  -  30 Oct 2015


    Looked really nice in the bread pan, but then I removed it, and the whole lot deflated like a balloon! Not entirely sure why? Tasted ok.  -  12 Oct 2014


    This is my revised rating, I rated it several months ago, and now make this bread about 3 times a week. Of course, it's still a 5, I just found some ways to make it even better, and perhaps my tips can help someone else. I use the Basic setting, NOT the wheat, and I use the light crust option. I mix all dry ingredients together-except for salt-before adding them to the machine, including 3 TBS of vital wheat gluten (1 TBS per cup of flour). My machine takes wet ingredients first, and I add the salt to the liquids instead of the dry, because I have learned that salt can kill the yeast at a certain stage. I have had no more problems with rising since I started doing this (and also adding the wheat gluten). This bread is my family's standby...we haven't bought bread in several months! It's wonderful to see my loved ones eating such healthy bread, and it's very easy to make in the bread machine. Sometimes I even mix up the flour mix in separate bags, and then when I want to make a batch, I just dump a premixed bag in with the water, salt, honey, and yeast. It's working out just fine, thank you for such an easy, healthy recipe that is now our basic every-day bread.  -  11 Dec 2003  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)