So many of you popped into my blog to read about the bread machine that I thought you might be interested in a follow-up story about a maple and pecan loaf… It now seems that both Richard and little Grace are fascinated by the machine and we are making bread multiple times a week. While the house is full of wonderful fresh bread smells, it is tough on me as I don’t really allow myself a lot of bread on my diet!
The latest recipe that has had huge acclaim throughout the family is Richard’s maple and pecan bread… it’s just wonderful, cuts beautifully and lasts several days. We progress from newly made and served fresh, to several days old and toasted. It’s delicious whichever way you try it.
These are the ingredients but I think it may need tweaking to suit your particular bread machine if you have one – if not I recommend trying a handmade loaf – it’s just yummy!
- ¾ teaspoon dried yeast
- 200g (7oz) strong wholemeal
- 200g (7oz) strong white bread flour
- ½ oz or 15g cubed butter
- 1 teaspoon of table salt
- 3 tablespoons maple syrup
- 3 oz chopped pecan nuts – I am sure could use others
- 280ml of water
As you can see, it turns out beautifully!