In my original bread machine bread recipe post, I introduced you all to my late grandfather Bumbi’s friend, Milty. He was like another grandpa to me; he often taught me songs and dances while visiting Bumbi.
I remember when I was around 12 Milty received a bread machine as a gift. He thought it was the greatest thing since sliced bread (no pun intended). He loved how you could add in mix-ins to the dough after it was kneaded. When I got married, Milty had already passed. The first thing I bought for our new home was a bread machine, thinking of Milty.
I use it all the time and I am constantly experimenting with the Milty mix-ins. This recipe was one of my success stories and now has become a staple in my house. Enjoy!
Ingredients (for 1 1/2 to 2 pound machine)
1 cup lukewarm water
1/3 cup lukewarm milk
3 tablespoons melted butter
3 3/4 cup bread flour
3 tablespoons honey
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 1/2 teaspoon active dry yeast
1/4 cup pumpkin seeds
2 tablespoons millet
2 tablespoons flax
1/4 cup rolled oats
Place the ingredients in the bread machine in the order listed above.
Select the program for basic white bread, and press Start. Walk away. Add the mix in “ding”, add in the seeds and oats. Walk away once more. Rejoice at the smell of rising and baking bread wafting through your house for the next few hours, and relax.
When the machine indicates that baking time is over, remove the pan. Let the bread cool in the pan before removing. Allow the loaf to cool completely on a rack before slicing. Enjoy!