Homemade Wheat Bread Machine Mix

Make a delicious homemade wheat bread mix for bread machines from a few simple ingredients. It makes the perfect gift!

  • Prep Time 10 min
  • Total Time 3 hr 40 min
  • Servings 120

Ingredients

1
bag (5 lb) Gold Medal™ Better for Bread™ flour
1
bag (5 lb) Gold Medal™ whole wheat flour
1 3/4
cups dry milk
1 1/4
cups sugar
4 1/2
tablespoons salt
Butter or margarine, see loaf directions below
Bread machine or quick active dry yeast, see loaf directions below

  • 1 Mix all ingredients in extra-large bowl until well blended.
  • 2 Store tightly covered in bulk, or measure into quantities for 1 1/2- pound or 2-pound loaf recipes (below). Package in fancy jars or bags along with the bread recipe for gift giving.<BR><BR><B>To Make 1 1/2-Pound Loaf:</B> Measure 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons water, 2 tablespoons butter or margarine, softened, 3 1/2 cups Homemade Wheat Bread Machine Mix and 1 1/2 teaspoons bread machine or quick active dry yeast into bread machine pan in the order recommended by the manufacturer. Select Basic/White or Whole Wheat cycle and Medium or Light crust color. Remove baked bread from pan, and cool on wire rack.<BR><BR><B>To Make 2-Pound Loaf:</B> Measure 1 1/2 cups water, 3 tablespoons butter or margarine, softened, 4 1/2 cups Homemade Wheat Bread Machine Mix and 2 teaspoons bread machine or quick active dry yeast into bread machine pan in the order recommended by the manufacturer. Select Basic/White or Whole Wheat cycle and Medium or Light crust color. Remove baked bread from pan, and cool on wire rack. Makes eight 2-pound loaves (16 slices each).

Expert Tips

Using bread flour in your mix will result in breads with the highest volume. Bread flours are blends of special wheat that are higher in gluten forming protein than regular flour. That extra gluten gives more structure and higher volume to the bread.

Blend the flour mixture really well, this will ensure that each loaf bakes up just as nice and flavorable as the next. If you don't have a bowl large enough for mixing use an extra large food storage bag.