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Old 06-21-2006, 11:12 AM   #6
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Re: is bread machine bread heaviery?

Bread machine bread is just about the only bread we eat in our house. It is usually more dense and will last only a few days on the counter before it's rock hard.

Keep experimenting with different recipes until you find one that's light enough. By adding 1-4 tablespoons of vital wheat gluten (can often find in a regular grocery store) your bread will rise higher and be fluffier so you might get the end result you're searching for.

Also, I haven't found a soft type bread recipe that uses only 100% whole wheat flour...I always mix in some white bread flour (I think my books say you should use half white bread flour). I have found some really good 100% whole wheat recipes, but they are definitely more dense, but we like them.

Good luck!
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