Sarah Snacks Go-To Sandwich Bread

Ingredients:
1 cup warm water (110 F)
2 teaspoons organic sugar
2 teaspoons yeast
2 Tablespoons canola oil
2 Tablespoons agave nectar (optional, but tasty if you want a honey-wheat type bread)
1 1/2 cups organic whole wheat flour (I like King Arthur)
1 1/2 cup organic bread flour (again, King Arthur)
1 Tablespoon wheat gluten
1 teaspoon salt


Directions:

Into the bread machine goes the warm water, sugar, and yeast. 

Let proof for 10 minutes (you can just add it in with the flours if you want, but I really think you get a better rise on the bread if you proof the yeast first- especially since it’s mostly 100% whole wheat!)

Once the yeast is proofed, add in the rest of the ingredients according to your bread machines instructions- mine says to do wet ingredients first, then dry.

I set my machine to sandwich bread with a light crust.  And this will be a 1 to 1 1/2 lb loaf.

Let the bread machine do its thang.

(trick to slicing a loaf of sandwich bread... let it cool COMPLETELY before slicing.  I know it's hard to wait, but you'll get more even slices and they won't fall apart as you slice!  Also make sure to use a bread knife!)