What did you bake today: Flax Wheat Bread

This is a really healthy, low glycemic bread. It is dense and makes fabulous toast (I like mine with Adam’s peanut butter, as you can see in the picture below…I almost ate the last slices before taking any pictures ~ YIKES!)

Flax Wheat Bread:
1  cups warm water
1 cup white flour
2 cups whole wheat flour
1/2 cup ground flaxseeds (flaxmeal)
1 Tbls oil
1 Tbls honey
2 tsp salt
1 Tbls  yeast
In a large mixing bowl, dissolve yeast in water. Add the oil, honey and salt. Add 1 cup whole wheat flour, flaxmeal and white flour. Beat with a dough hook in a mixer. Add remaining wheat flour and knead thoroughly. Let rise in a warm place until double in bluk. Punch down and shape into a loaf and let rise in a greased loaf pan. Bake 375 degrees for 30 minutes or until done.

You can make this in a bread machine. I did it this way, to prevent the house heating up too much, but I have technical difficulties with bread machines…the bread almost always rises too high and then falls when I use a machine. I like the control I get when I make things by hand. If you use a bread machine, select whole wheat bread and light crust. Put ingredients into machine in the order your machine specifies.