Bread Machine Whole Wheat Bran Bread

By Jim MacKenzie

Put the following ingredients in the bread machine:

1.5 cups+1 tablespoon water, doesn’t need to be heated
1 tsp salt
2 tbsp sugar
2 tbsp canola oil or corn oil
3.5 cups bread flour
1.25 cups whole wheat flour (Pillsbury or Gold Medal), and/or spelt flour
0.5 cup of wheat bran and/or ground flax seed meal
Sprinkle 1 tbsp yeast on top.

Turn the machine on a 2-hour Basic Dough cycle (or “course”) to stir up (knead) and warm (rise).
Take the dough out of the machine.
Knead by hand for around a minute to smooth out.
Cut it in half, and put half in each of two medium-size bread pans.
Let it warm up to double the size so it comes over the lip (around 20 minutes).
Make 1 tbsp water and 1 egg white mixture, brush on top.
Sprinkle sesame seeds on top.
Bake for 35 minutes at 375 degrees.

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