And so, begins my own personal search to create a recipe that my family & I will think is the best sandwich bread we've ever had while keeping to an easier bread machine process.
I present to you, Specimen 1. It's a whole wheat bread without much dressing added to it. Just plan and simple.
1 1/3 c. water
1 tspn. salt
1 tblspn. coconut oil
3 tblspn. honey
1 tblspn. apple cider vinegar
2 c. whole wheat flour
1 c. unbleached all-purpose flour
2 1/2 tspn active dry yeast
I put all this in order in my bread machine, hit the dough cycle and let it do all the work. Once done, I shaped it into my 1 lb loaf pan, baked it for 25 minutes at 350 degrees.
I thought it was strange that it called for apple cider vinegar. But you honestly cant taste it. I replaced the olive oil with coconut oil. And lowered the salt content. It cuts easily enough right out of the oven, though it seem a little gummy while it was still hot.
Once cooled, the bread was a little soft. I sliced it and loaded it with sandwich makings.. it held up pretty good and it tastes great too. Gotta get the kids to test it. I want to wrestle with a whole grain bread option too.