Who doesn't love fresh bread right out of the oven. With the help of the bread maker, this is an easy to make loaf that pairs nicely with a big bowl of soup. This bread is on the sweet side. If you prefer you can leave the stevia out or reduce it.
1 cup water
3/4 cup sourdough starter
1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
1 tsp stevia, or equivalent sugar, Optional
1/2 tsp salt
1/3 cup rye flour
1/3 cup wheat bran
3 cups whole wheat flour
1 1/2 tsp yeast
Add ingredients to bread maker in order suggested by the manufacturer
Set machine to dough cycle and hit start.
When the dough cycle is complete, punch dough down and place in a loaf pan. I used a round cast iron pan.
Brush top of dough with a little water.
Place in a warm spot until almost doubled in size.
Meanwhile, preheat oven to 350. When dough has risen, brush the top gently with a little water and place in preheated oven. Bake for approximately 35 minutes until golden.
This recipe was inspired by Madge Rosenberg's cookbook The Best Low Fat, No Sugar Bread Machine Cookbook Ever.