Now that the weather is warmer, my bread machine has been getting more of a workout. When it's really warm, sandwiches are often on the menu for dinner, but I still want homemade bread for those sandwiches.
Sure, it doesn't make a lot of sense to heat up the house baking bread, just so I can eat a cold sandwich later, but fortunately the bread machine doesn't heat up the house much at all.
The vinegar in this loaf adds just a bit of the tang that you'd get in a long-fermented dough. Sure, it's a cheat, but it makes a good loaf of bread.
If you don't have a bread machine, you can use this same formula to make a standard loaf of bread - but increase the yeast to 2 1/4 teaspoons.
1 teaspoon instant yeast
1 tablespoon sugar
4 1/2 ounces (about 1 cup) rye flour
9 ounces (about 1 3/4 cups) bread flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon caraway seeds
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
1 1/4 cups water
1 tablespoon olive oil
Put all ingredients into your bread machine in the order recommended by the manufacturer. Set the machine for a standard loaf (if the machine has several settings), a large loaf, and a dark crust.
When the bread is done, remove it from the machine, remove it from the pan, and let it cool completely on a rack before slicing.
|Nutrition Facts (per serving)|
|Servings: 10 to 12|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 2g||2%|
|Saturated Fat 0g||1%|
|Total Carbohydrate 25g||9%|
|Dietary Fiber 2g||7%|
|Total Sugars 1g|
|Vitamin C 0mg||1%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|