Make a delicious homemade wheat bread mix for bread machines from a few simple ingredients. It makes the perfect gift!
bag (5 lb) Gold Medal™ Better for Bread™ flour
bag (5 lb) Gold Medal™ whole wheat flour
cups dry milk
Butter or margarine, see loaf directions below
Bread machine or quick active dry yeast, see loaf directions below
Mix all ingredients in extra-large bowl until well blended.
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).
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.
NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING
Serving Size: 1 Slice
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*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.