Bread Machine

While I always champion hand-kneaded, hand-shaped, woodstove or oven-baked bread, I would also choose homemade over store-bought any day.  If a machine gets you homemade, healthy bread rather than bread filled with preservatives, then so be it. The recipes below are for some of the yeast breads in At Home, At Sea: Recipes from a Maine Windjammer, Second Edition

Anadama Bread
1/2 cup corn meal
1 3/4 cups boiling water
2 3/4 cups bread flour
1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
1/3 cup molasses
1 tablespoon yeast
1 1/2 teaspoons table salt
2 tablespoons butter

Add the ingredients in the order listed above or in the order required for your bread machine. Some machines require that the flour go in first. You must use bread flour rather than all-purpose flour. It’s not necessary for the corn meal and boiling water mixture to cool before adding all the other ingredients, as it is not in direct contact with the years. If, however, your bread machine requires that the dry ingredients go in first, then you must cool the corn meal and water mixture before adding it.

Crusty Peasant Bread
1 3/4 cup water
5 cups bread flour
2 teaspoons table salt
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
2 teaspoons yeast

Add the ingredients in the order listed above or in the order required for your bread machine. Some machines require that the flour go in first. You must use bread flour rather than all-purpose flour.

Jim’s Raisin Bread
4 cups bread flour
1 tablespoon yeast
1 1/2 teaspoons table salt
13/4 cups warm water
4 tablespoons canola oil
2 tablespoons sugar
1 cup raisins

Add the ingredients in the order listed above or in the order required for your bread machine. Some machines require that the flour go in first. You must use bread flour rather than all-purpose flour.

Newfi Bread
1 1/2 cups warm water
4 1/2 cups bread flour
1 tablespoon butter
1/2 cup molasses
1 1/2 teaspoon table salt
2 teaspoons yeast

Add the ingredients in the order listed above or in the order required for your bread machine. Some machines require that the flour go in first. You must use bread flour rather than all-purpose flour.

Sunflower Millet Bread
3/4 cup water
1/2 cup millet
1 1/4 teaspoons table salt
2 tablespoons butter
1 1/2 tablespoons honey
1 cup warm water
1 1/2 cups bread flour
1 1/2 cups whole what four
1/2 cup unsalted sunflower seeds
2 1/4 teaspoon yeast
1 tablespoon vital wheat gluten

Bring the water to a boil and add the millet, salt, butter, and honey. Reduce heat and simmer, covered, for 15 minutes or until the millet is cooked through. Remove from heat and cool until lukewarm. Add the ingredients in the order listed above or in the order required for your bread machine. Some machines require that the flour go in first. You must use bread flour rather than all-purpose flour.

Whole Wheat Walnut Bread
1 3/4 cup warm water
2 cups whole wheat flour
2 1/2 cups bread flour
2 teaspoons yeast
1 1/2 teaspoons table salt
1/3 cup dried milk
1 tablespoon vital wheat gluten
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons molasses
3/4 cup whole walnuts

Add the ingredients in the order listed above or in the order required for your bread machine. Some machines require that the flour go in first. You must use bread flour rather than all-purpose flour.