Whole Grain flour- do you have a bread machine recipe? or other use? It is so bitter and gross! - Mothering Forums

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#1 of 6 Old 06-19-2011, 08:23 AM - Thread Starter
 
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I bought some bulk local whole grain flour and tried to use it in my bread machine. I couldn't find an actual recipe using whole grain flour so I followed one for whole wheat and if I remember correctly I used part white flour. It came out short, dense and very very bitter, as well as partly raw I think on the whole wheat setting because there's no WG one. It was disgustinggrossedout.gif.

I didn't even keep it to feed the birds.

I can't seem to find a recipe, I don't know if it was bitter because it was raw or if it will always be so bitter?

If anybody has a bread machine recipe that would be great, or even another use because I am scared to waste more ingredients and time making something else like pancakes.

All the "whole grain" bread recipes I find online suggest things like actual cereals and grains added to different flours but never actual "whole grain" flour.

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What kind of grain? Is it whole wheat flour or a combination of grains or something else?

 

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It isn't whole wheat, it's a mixed grain, I think at least 12 grain, all local to Alberta if that helps! It looks a bit like the whole wheat flour I have but not the same for sure.

When I bought it I assumed it would just get tossed in the bread machine like regular flour because of the texture and I see "whole grain" bread all the time innocent.gif

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I would just experiment with a few whole wheat recipes. I wouldn't sub part white flour if the recipe calls for whole wheat. If you know your yeast is good, add a bit more sweetness to combat the bitterness. Add raisins or honey or something. It's not a bread machine recipe, but here is our favorite whole wheat bread recipe (super easy!).

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I'll have to look up my recipe tonight for you... but I have to say that using the right kind of ww flour can make a big difference. I'm a big fan of King Arthur.


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If it is "wholegrain" (non all wheat) then you probably are not going to get great bread machine results without adding quite a lot of wheat gluten.
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