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Re: Honey and maple syrup in bread machine

bbriscoe@infolink.morris.mn.us (Bonnie Briscoe)
Fri, 29 Dec 1995 00:15:04 -0600
Ephraim Vishniac asked about using honey or maple syrup in the bread
machine. I have found that if you successfully adapt a recipe to use a
liquid sweetener such as honey, you can then use molasses or maple syrup
without much difference except the flavor each gives to the bread.  (The
same appears to be true of using oil as the shortening ingredient--olive
oil is great in herb bread, but you probably would want to use a vegetable
oil in oatmeal bread.)

Here's one of my recipes that can be made in a variety of ways:

Your Choice Bread

This bread offers lots of choices for sweeteners, grains, and
additions--thus the name.

        8       fluid ounces water
        3       tablespoons light unsulphured molasses, honey, or real
                syrup--your choice
        1 1/4   teaspoons salt
        2       cups bread flour
        1/2     cup oatmeal or yellow cornmeal--your choice
        1/2     cup whole wheat or rye graham flour--your choice
        2       tablespoons gluten flour
        2       tablespoons wheat germ
        1 1/2   tablespoons nonfat dry milk or powdered buttermilk--your choice
        1 1/2   tablespoons butter
        2 1/8   teaspoons active dry yeast
        1/3     cup sesame seeds, unsalted roasted sunflower seeds, or chopped
                unsalted roasted peanuts--your choice
1.  Place all ingredients in pan of bread machine in order listed, or in
the order recommended for your machine.
2.  Set controls for Basic bread with medium crust and start machine. Makes
one 1 1/2-pound loaf.
        -- Bonnie Briscoe


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