Chris’ Bran Bread is moist and full of goodness in every bite. It’s deliciously healthy, makes perfect toast, and is a snap to make in a bread machine.
Ingredients for Chris’ Bran Bread
I’ve been tweaking with this bread recipe for a number of years, and decided that I should update it. This is especially so given my relatively new Zojirushi bread machine.
I used the following ingredients: Filtered water, eggs, Kosher salt, olive oil, honey, wheat bran, bread flour, and yeast.
Making Chris’ Bran Bread:
Through the years in making this bread, I’ve learned several things. First, I weigh most of the ingredients. This is especially true with the combination of the eggs and water since not all eggs are created equal. Second, I use a minimal amount of yeast given the amount of flour and wheat bran. In fact, I use one-third of the amount of yeast that I originally started with. The reason for the reduced amount of yeast was that the Master Taste Tester asked that I “experiment” until the bread consistency was perfect for slicing. Finally, I “experimented” with the amount of wheat bran until it was maximized without sacrificing the consistency of the bread.
The reason that the bread is so easy to make is that the bread machine does most of the work. My job is to add all of the ingredients to the pan of the bread machine, and press start! Three hours and 40 minutes later, out comes a perfect loaf.
After the bread cools, it’s ready for the Master Taste Tester to slice. I will say that he’s a master at slicing the bread! Yum!
- 2 eggs lightly beaten, plus enough filtered water to equal 17 ounces
- 1 Tablespoon Kosher salt
- 2 1 ounce Tablespoons olive oil
- 2 1.5 ounces Tablespoons honey
- 1.8 ounces unprocessed Wheat Bran
- 24.6 ounces bread flour
- 1 teaspoon instant yeast
- Place all ingredients into the pan of a bread machine, in the order listed. Program the machine for the regular cycle. If necessary, adjust the dough’s consistency with additional flour or water. Allow the machine to complete its cycle. Yield: One 2-pound loaf.