Oil Free Wholemeal Bread (Using A Bread Machine)
This loaf is made with 100% wholewheat flour (plus a little wheat gluten and some seeds). It contains only a small amount of salt (and it will still taste good if you’d prefer to leave the salt out altogether), and it contains no added sugar or milk powder. Despite its short ingredients list it’s a really fluffy and tasty loaf that lasts well if wrapped up and stored in a cool dry place.
The flour needs to be Waitrose Canadian Wholemeal bread flour: other very strong bread flours will not produce such a fluffy loaf (I promise Waitrose are not paying me!). If you really really can’t get hold of any then you may want to increase the vital wheat gluten to make the bread lighter. If you like heavier bread then don’t worry about it!
I use a Russell Hobbs bread machine.
As a variation use other nuts or seeds in the place of hemp seeds.
Free from: nuts, soya
This is a vegan recipe
- 1 heaped tbsp (~35g) vital wheat gluten, made up to 300g with Waitrose Canadian wholemeal bread flour
- 225 mL water
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 tsp bread machine yeast
- 2 heaped tbsp shelled hemp seeds
Get a bowl or large jug on some scales and set to 0. Add a heaped tbsp vital wheat gluten, then add the Waitrose flour until you have 300g in total.
Add the water to the bread machine pan. Add the salt.
Next tip in the flour.
Spread the flour around so it covers the water.
Add the seeds and the yeast. The seeds can be added at the beginning of the programme, you don’t need to wait until the machine beeps at you to add them.
Use a 500g wholemeal loaf programme. I select light coloured crust. Using my Russell Hobbs machine this translates to a small wholemeal loaf, light crust.