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Fibre White Bread Mix

This is a soft, full flavoured white loaf of excellent volume and appearance with a nice crust; it will remain fresh for several days.

Contains both soluble and insoluble dietary fibre providing essential roughage to assist in the maintenance of a healthy bowel and in the reduction of blood cholesterol levels.

Due to the wide range of different bread making machines now available, we have introduced a variable water rate recipe. Start your recipe with the ‘Water Target’ quantity and then, based on your results and our advice in ‘Tips for Perfect Bread – Water Quantity’, either increase or decrease the water by up to 30 ml to obtain the best results in your machine. For example, the optimum water rate for a large loaf using 600 g of bread mix in a Panasonic is 440 ml. 

Fibre White Bread Mix 

 

 

Ingredients

Weight/
Volume
Ingredients
BREAD MACHINE
LARGE LOAF
600 g Fibre White Bread Mix 3¾ cups
410 ml Water (+ / – 30 ml) 1⅗ cups
4.5 g Yeast 1½ tsp
MEDIUM LOAF
500 g Fibre White Bread Mix 3¼ cups
350 ml Water (+ / – 30 ml) 1⅖ cups
4.5 g Yeast 1½ tsp
SMALL LOAF
400 g Fibre White Bread Mix 2½ cups
280 ml Water (+ / – 30 ml) 1⅛ cups
3¾ g Yeast 1¼ tsp
MIXER/HAND KNEADED
600 g Fibre White Bread Mix 3¾ cups
380 ml Water 1½ cups
6 g Yeast 2 tsp

Method

  1. Making bread in a bread machine

  2. Add the ingredients into the bread bowl in the order recommended by your bread machine instruction manual.

  3. Select program. Longer mixing cycles generally produce better results. Press Start.

  4. DOUGH MIXER /HAND

  5. Preheat oven to conventional 220°C / fan forced 200°C

  6. Blend Laucke Bread Mix and yeast in a large bowl. Add lukewarm water and mix to form dough of approximately 30°C.

  7. Knead the dough vigorously by hand for at least 10 minutes, or at least 6 minutes in a dough mixer, until it is smooth and elastic. More kneading provides better bread. Test by stretching a small amount of dough into a rectangle: it should form a thin, translucent ‘window’ in the centre.

  8. Dust as necessary with Laucke Wallaby Flour or Laucke Bread Mix. To “proof” the dough, return it to the bowl, ensuring there is room for it to rise, and cover to prevent skinning. Maintain in a warm environment until double in size (approximately 40 minutes). 

  9. Knead lightly on a floured surface to ‘degas’ the dough. Shape as required and place in an oiled bread tin. Leave in a warm, draft free place to rise again, until at least double in size.

  10. Bake in a preheated oven (conventional 220°C / fan forced 200°C ) for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown. For a crispier crust, spray the dough lightly with water before placing in oven. Loaf is baked if it sounds hollow when tapped.

Helpful Hints

  • TIPS FOR PERFECT BREAD
  • MEASUREMENT

    The accurate measurement of all ingredients is very important. Weight measurement using scales is best, and the volumetric measurement is more convenient. Use accurate scales to ascertain if your cups and spoons are providing the correct weight of water, Bread mix and yeast.

    A standard metric cup contains 250ml of water or 155 g of Laucke Fibre White Bread Mix. A standard teaspoon contains 3g of yeast.

    Scoop the Bread Mix or yeast and lightly tap the container to settle the contents, until you achieve the target weight
  • WATER QUANTITY

    Bread made with the optimum amount of water will have good appearance, volume and crumb quality, and will retain its freshness.

    Moisture can be lost from the Bread Mix through evaporation in storage and may need to be replaced with extra water. This is a common requirement during summer.

    Undersized loaf and a ragged top crust are signs of not enough water. Oversized loaf, rubbery and grey and sticky crumb, more holes and a fragile top crust are signs of too much water.

    To check that the correct amount of water has been added, open the bread machine lid at the start of the kneading cycle, and observe the dough slowly forming. The best indication of likely loaf quality is the time taken from the start of the kneading cycle until the dough “picks up” from the bottom of the bowl under the kneading blade.
    As a guide, the “pick up” time for Laucke Fibre White Bread Mix is 10 – 15 minutes. At this stage the dough ball should be sticky, soft and smooth.
    If the dough “picks up” sooner, or your machine has difficulty kneading the dough, experiment by adding up to 30 ml extra water.
    If, after the nominated “pick up” time, the dough is still sticking to the bottom of the bowl or has not formed a ball, add a heaped teaspoon or more of Bread Mix.
  • YEAST QUANTITY - BREAD DENSITY

    If your loaf is too large but quality is good, reduce yeast by ¼ teaspoon. For a heavier or denser style of bread, reduce yeast by up to ½ teaspoon.
  • YEAST PERFORMANCE

    Yeast performance can be affected by air and moisture. Reseal opened sachets or store in a small sealed container. If the yeast sachet has been open for some time, an extra ¼ tsp may be required to maintain loaf volume.
  • INGREDIENTS

    • Two Laucke Bread Mixes can be combined to create your own unique loaf. Recalculate the required water quantity by taking a weighted average of each.
    • More yeast and water may be required if other ingredients such as seeds and grains are added.

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