On my move from San Francisco to the far northern California town college town Chico, I decided that along with my morning and evening walks, and volunteering opportunities I needed something more in my life. So being inspired by the movie Julie on Julia I decided to back my way through Beth Hensperger "The Bread Lover's Bread Machine Cookbook"
My first 3 loaves went well, and in keeping with me theme of learning what I can about each of the breads I am baking, this loaf is an adaptation of Cuban Bread. From what I have read this is supposed to be a light airy bread, with a flaky crust. I am not so sure how "light and flaky" a Wheat Bread variation can be though. So guess we will find out together. The recipe says that this bread is easy to make, and delicious, well we will see!
1.5 Pound Loaf Cuban Whole Wheat Bread
1 1/4 cups Water
1 3/4th cups bread flour
1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
1 1/2 tablespoon gluten
1 tablespoon sugar
2 3/4 teaspoon bread machine yeast
Now the recipe that I have calls for the machine to be set on the Basic or French Bread setting. But my machine has a special Wheat Bread setting, which has a preheat phase that helps to break down the gluten and whole wheat flour. So I decided to use the Whole Wheat option.
The whole process went without a hitch, the loaf came out light and airy, and was quite delicious!