For the sake of comparison, I decided to give the bread machine a chance to stand up to that delicious handmade 100% Whole Wheat Bread I made recently. I have to say, the results were quite delicious. Because the bread machine makes life so easy, I would probably use this recipe most of the time. But I know I'll keep loving the handmade version.
100% Whole Wheat Bread Recipe (Bread Machine)
recipe adapted from Sunbeam Deluxe Bread Baker Manual
Yields 1 loaf
1-1/4 cup Water
2 Tbsp Canola Oil
2 Tbsp Honey
3 cups Whole Wheat Flour
1 tsp Salt
2 tsp Yeast
Add ingredients to your bread machine pan according to manufacturer's directions. Select the "dough" setting, if desired. Otherwise, bake from start to finish in the bread machine. If using the dough cycle, wait until the dough is finished. Turn dough onto a lightly floured clean, dry surface. (For visual instructions click HERE.)Form into a 8x15 inch rectangle. Roll up along the length of the dough pinching after each turn. Place the log into a loaf pan that has had the bottom sprayed with non-stick spray. Use the non-stick spray on the top of the loaf to assist with browning without adding fat. Cover with a light tea towel and let rise 30 minutes or until almost double--dough should be risen a bit about the edge of the loaf pan. Bake at 425 for 20 minutes--until golden brown and hollow sounding when tapped. Allow to cool completely on a wire rack before slicing.