Today we made some house sourdough with the usual 320g starter, 420g water, 600g bread flour, 200g wheat flour, 2 tbsp sugar, 2 tsp salt. We let one round rest for a couple hours, punched it down and it’s been rising for about 3 hours now. Will bake that at 425 degrees, covered for 20 minutes with an additional 10 minutes uncovered. The other half of the dough went back in the machine for some sandwich bread or toast. I’m eating that now, toasted with some butter and raspberry/strawberry jelly. Good stuff!!

We’re also doing an Apple-Cinnamon-Pecan loaf in the machine with the following ingredients:

  • 1 cup milk
  • 14 cup vegetable oil (will try butter next time)
  • 3 tablespoons sugar (recipe called for 2)
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon (oops, recipe called for 1/2 tsp)
  • 1 tsp salt (recipe called for 1/2 tsp)
  • 3 cups bread flour
  • 2 12 teaspoons yeast (one packet Red Star Active Dry)
  • 1 23 cups peeled and diced apples (recipe calls for 1 1/3)
  • 1/3 cup chopped pecans (this was my own addition)

Bread machine Homemade Cycle settings: Rest: 20:00 (30:00 next time), Knead: 20:00, Shape: ON, Rise 1: 1:00, Rise 2: 1:00, Rise 3: 0:00, Bake: 1:20, Warm: ON