Sunday
Sep042011

Zojirushi Auto Bakery Bread

We sell the Zojirushi Home Bakery (available in our store), so we get a lot of questions about a whole wheat recipe that will work - THIS ONE WILL!  Sue and Ashley both use this recipe in the Zoji, and it always works.

Place in order in the pan to the bread machine, making sure the paddles are in place:

  • 1 ½ cups hot water
  • ½ cup oil ( 1/3 cup if use egg)
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 4 ½ cups fresh milled flour
  • 2 tsp. salt
  • 2 Tbs. Lecithin
  • 1 tsp. gluten (optional)
  • 1 egg (optional)

Make a small well in the middle of the flour and place:

  • 1 Tbs. Yeast

Bake on desired settings.

The Zojirushi Bread Machine has a "Homemade" setting which allows you to alter the settings to suit your taste.  We found the factory settings baked too long making the crust very dark and the bread dry.  Our "Homemade" settings work beautifully and we get delicious bread every time.  The instructions for changing the settings are in the back of the owner’s manual.  Once set, this Homemade Cycle" sill have these settings unless you change it again.

Our settings are as follows:

(Sue's settings)                                 (Ashley's variation)
Preheat—18 min.                                        Same
Knead—20 min.                                          Same
Rise 1—45 min.                                           Same
Rise 2—50 min.                                           26 min.
(This time may need to be less if you find that your bread rises, then falls)

Rise 3—off                                                  Same
Bake—36 min.                                             41 min.
Keep warm—off                                          Same

Completion time is 2 hrs. and 45 min.