I received a bread machine for Christmas. Thanks to traveling and general holiday busyness, I was only able to use it for the first time earlier this week, and I love it! A good friend of mine received one earlier this year and uses hers primarily to make dough for dinner rolls, homemade pizzas, etc. When I asked for my bread machine I was intending to use it for the same purpose. I actually have plans of Friday night make your own pizza/movie night :)
(as soon as I can convince Shiloh that she loves pizza. Yes, my kid does not like pizza)
ANYWAY. After opening the bread machine and looking over it, I found a fairly easy recipe for whole wheat bread towards the end of the instruction manual. I hadn't thought about using the machine to make our own sandwich bread, but why not? It can only save us money, right? Soooo......
Here is my very first loaf of homemade whole wheat bread!
It's a bit dense, but I've read that whole wheat flour will cause that. I've found some tips to lessen the density so I'll have to give them a try on my next loaf. Other than the density though, it is amazing. I told Richard yesterday that I will never buy another loaf of bread as long as I have this machine.