I found a recipe she had shared for her Dad’s (I love that!) Soft and Wonderful Yogurt Bread. It is a whole wheat bread, made with yogurt obviously, that supposedly stays soft and lovely for days. Her pictures won me over.
Normally when I make bread, I make two loaves and knead them by hand. Not because I don’t have a machine that can do it – I have both a Kitchen Aid mixer and a bread machine – but because I just love the feel of the dough. I love getting my hands into it.
But there are times, many times, when lack of time and a dirty counter space make kneading by hand out of the question. So, not only does this recipe look delicious, the instructions are for one loaf in the bread machine. Dirty counter – check. Very little time – check. Today is the day.
I pulled my bread machine out of the back of my pantry, dusted it off, and dumped in the ingredients. And wondered why I don’t use this machine more often. I did substitute sucanat for the brown sugar, and I used all white whole wheat flour, since that is the only kind of flour I own.
I don’t bake my bread in the machine. But, I will use the dough cycle to knead it and for the first rise. Then, all I have to do is reshape and plop in my bread plan! I’m going to get some things accomplished while my bread machine works its magic. I have high hopes. I’ll keep you posted 🙂 . . .