Here’s the deal: I make this bread a lot. I make it using plain unbleached flour, using a mix of rye and plain flours, and, as in this case, a mix of whole wheat and plain. I make it by ‘hand’ – well, using the bread thingy on my stand mixer to knead the dough – and, as in this particular case, I make it in the bread machine. 8 ingredients (and one of THEM is water!) and about ten minutes measuring and adding to the machine in the correct order, then you push a button and, a few hours later… bread! And such very, very, good bread, too…
Stir in the sugar and the salt.
Whisk the flours together in a bowl and add to the bread machine pan.
Sprinkle the yeast on top of the flour and set the machine for a 1-1/2 pound basic (white) loaf of bread – I go for medium crust. Update: feeling adventuresome? Set your machine for French bread.
Push start and get on with your life.
Or, slice and eat while still warm with a nice knob of butter.
One, pretty darned perfect loaf of bread, in my not-so-very-humble opinion.
Not a fan of wheat bread? Try substituting the whole wheat flour with rye, or just use 3 cups of unbleached all-purpose; it’s all good – and next to no effort.