Disclaimer: There are affiliate links in this post. At no cost to you, I get commissions for purchases made through links in this post.

How to make artisan bread in bread machine?

Artisan bread is common in bakeries, but baking artisan bread at home is simple by using your bread machine.

Artisan bread is one-of-a-kind combinations of whole grains and other ingredients ranging from oatmeal to cracked wheat. The texture is dense and flavorful, with distinct aromas from the ingredients. It’s not uncommon to see traditional bread flour mixed with whole or multi-grain flour—the addition of a small amount of bread flour aids in the overall rising process.

Artisan bread gets its name from unusual flavor combinations that aren’t commonly found in traditional bread. They frequently include visible ingredients such as whole, rolled oats in the bread, and the crust. The textures are also a little granular, defined by cracked-wheat kernels or flaky, crunchy crusts. Molasses is a common ingredient as well. This imparts the loaf with the traditional amber color of many Artisan bread.

Artisan bread originated in Europe, where they were commonplace at the dinner table. Unlike some of the highly processed bread commonly found in North America, Artisan bread typically has a crisp crust, a texture ranging from very fine to coarse. It is frequently made with a combination of different flour varieties.

The setting is critical.

Most artisan bread is made using the “basic or white bread” setting in a bread machine. We haven’t found any bread machines that have an “artisan” bread setting. If you add some bread flour, the basic or white bread setting usually produces a good rise and baked loaf. If you only use whole wheat or multi-grain flours and no bread flour, use the whole wheat setting. This is not to say that these bread are gluten-free, but most artisan breads contain less gluten than more traditional bread.

Yeast Comes to the Rescue

We’ve discovered that the best yeast for artisan bread is bread-machine yeast. Active and rapid-rise yeasts are less effective. Use jarred bread machine yeast if at all possible. Keep it refrigerated and use it as directed in the recipes below. Don’t be tempted to overuse the yeast. Too much yeast can cause a loaf of bread to fall or sink just as much as too little yeast.

Artisan bread recipes in bread machine

We’ll look at three recipes, two of which can be made in a bread machine and one that uses the dough cycle and is finished in a conventional oven.

Oatmeal Bread Recipe

(Makes a 1.5 pound loaf)

Let’s start with a simple artisan bread recipe with an actual artisan recipe’s look, texture, and taste. The key ingredients are rolled oats and a flour mixture of bread flour.

INGREDIENTS:

  • ¾ cup of water at 110ºF./43ºC.
  • ¾ cup of milk at 110ºF./43ºC.
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • ¼ cup of butter at room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon of dark molasses
  • 1 cup of old-fashioned rolled oats plus extra to top the loaf
  • 2 ½ cups of bread flour
  • 2 ½ teaspoons of bread machine yeast

DIRECTIONS:

In the order listed, add the ingredients to the bread pan. Choose between basic or white bread, a 1.5-pound loaf, and a dark crust. After the kneading cycle is finished, sprinkle some rolled oats on top of the dough ball.

After the baking cycle is finished, remove the loaf from the bread pan and set it aside for 10 minutes to cool. Cut into slices and serve.

Crusty Whole-Grain Bread Recipe

(When baked in the oven after the dough cycle, this recipe yields a 2.5-pound loaf.)

Crusty Whole-Grain Bread Recipe

The crusty of this bread is achieved by mixing it in the bread machine, rising it, and then finishing it in the oven. Bread machines produce a good crust, and if you want to use the bread machine from start to finish, use the dark crust setting. We’re going to get a little creative and only use the dough cycle, finishing in a conventional oven on a cookie sheet.

We’ll also make a multi-grain loaf with a blend of whole-grain flours. The majority of the flours can be found in the grocery store’s specialty aisle rather than the standard baking section.

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 cups of water at 110ºF./43ºC.
  • 2 teaspoons of salt
  • 2 tablespoons of canola or vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons of dark or light molasses
  • 2 cups of bread flour
  • 2 cups of whole-wheat flour
  • ½ cup of rye flour
  • ½ cup of oat bran
  • 2 ¼ teaspoons of bread machine yeast
  • 2 teaspoons of anise seeds

DIRECTIONS:

01. Place all of the ingredients in the bread pan in the order specified in the recipe, and bake on the dough setting. During the kneading cycle, keep an eye on the dough ball. If it appears too dry, add a teaspoon of water at a time until the desired consistency is reached. If the dough ball seems to be too wet, add a teaspoon of bread flour at a time until the dough is the desired consistency.

02. Butter a large baking sheet and shape the dough ball roughly into a loaf shape. Allow for another 30 minutes to an hour for the temperature to rise. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit/190 degrees Celsius. Brush the top of the loaf with a mixture of 1 egg yolk and one tablespoon water. Bake for 1 hour, or until the loaf is golden brown and a tap on the bottom makes a hollow sound. Allow for a 10-minute rest. Cut into slices and serve.

Cracked Wheat Bread Recipe

(Makes a 2 pound loaf)

Cracked wheat can be found in most grocery stores, but it may be in the specialty aisle. It is made from whole wheat kernels that have been cracked into pieces rather than ground into flour. In this recipe, cracked wheat is combined with regular wheat flour and some bread flour as a partial ingredient—the addition of bread flour aids in the rising cycle and results in a softer loaf texture. The cracked wheat kernels add a crunchy texture to the bread, making it ideal for sandwiches.

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 1/3 cups of water plus 1 tablespoon at 110ºF./43ºC.
  • 1 1⁄2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 1⁄2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons honey or molasses if you want a darker color
  • 2 1⁄4 cups bread flour
  • 1 1⁄4 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1⁄2 cup cracked wheat (or Red River Cereal)
  • 2 1⁄4 teaspoons bread machine yeast

DIRECTIONS:

01. Place all of the ingredients in the bread pan in the order listed, and bake on the basic or white bread setting. Choose the 2-pound setting and the medium crust.

02. When the baking cycle is finished, remove the baked loaf from the pan and set it aside for 10 minutes to cool. Cut into slices and serve.

Read more

Why Trust Us

You will find what you are looking for at Jody's Bakery. From classic to luxury brands, you'll find both. We will help you to select appliances that fit your needs, budget and lifestyle. Whether you want to stop by to learn more — or plan to make a major purchase — we’ll treat you like family and assist you every step of the way. Shop with us today to receive friendly and experienced help along the way.

Tags:

84 Comments

      Leave a reply

      Best Deals For You

      Mother’s Day is next weekend!‎
      SaveSavedRemoved 0

      Mother’s Day is next weekend!‎

      00

      Show Mom your love and appreciation with the perfect gift from our Mother's Day collection. Whether she's a culinary enthusiast, a fashionista, or a wellness aficionado, we have something special to make her day unforgettable.Treat Mom to a luxurious spa set, complete with scented candles, bath bombs, and indulgent ...

      $7.49 $15.99 Buy It Now
      Gifts to make Mom smile.
      SaveSavedRemoved 0

      Gifts to make Mom smile.

      00

      Celebrate Mother's Day with Heartfelt Gifts She'll Cherish Forever! As Mother's Day approaches, it's time to honor the incredible women who have shaped our lives with love, care, and devotion. Show your appreciation for the special mother figures in your life with thoughtful gifts that speak volumes of your ...

      $5.99 $13.99 Buy It Now
      Best price
      Anova Culinary Sous Vide Precision Cooker Pro
      SaveSavedRemoved 0

      Anova Culinary Sous Vide Precision Cooker Pro

      50

      The Anova Culinary Sous Vide Precision Cooker Pro has truly elevated my cooking experience. With its precise water circulation at the exact temperature needed, I've achieved perfect results every time, eliminating the risk of over or undercooking my meals. Sous vide cooking with this device has proven to be ...

      $199.00 $399.00 Buy It Now
      Best seller
      Lodge 10.25 Inch Cast Iron Pre-Seasoned Skillet
      SaveSavedRemoved 0

      Lodge 10.25 Inch Cast Iron Pre-Seasoned Skillet

      150

      The Lodge 10.25 Inch Cast Iron Pre-Seasoned Skillet is a versatile and durable kitchen essential, perfect for beginners, home cooks, and chefs alike. Crafted in America with iron and oil, this skillet is designed to handle any kitchen cooktop, oven, grill, or open flame. One of the standout features of Lodge cast ...

      $19.90 $34.25 Buy It Now
      Best seller
      Tovolo Vented Collapsible Medium Microwave Cover
      SaveSavedRemoved 0

      Tovolo Vented Collapsible Medium Microwave Cover

      20

      The Tovolo Vented Collapsible Medium Microwave Cover is a versatile and practical kitchen accessory designed to enhance your microwave cooking experience. This cover features perforated lids that protect your microwave from splatters and spots. Crafted from BPA-free plastic and silicone, the topper covers food to ...

      Best value
      Nostalgia MyMini Personal Electric Skillet
      SaveSavedRemoved 0

      Nostalgia MyMini Personal Electric Skillet

      60

      The Nostalgia MyMini Personal Electric Skillet is a versatile and convenient appliance for on-the-go meals. It offers a quick and healthier way to cook a variety of dishes, including ramen noodles, pasta, mac and cheese, steamed rice, stir fry, omelets, hard-boiled eggs, pancakes, bacon, sausage, hashbrowns, cookies, ...

      Best seller
      Elite Gourmet EG6207 Fry Pan
      SaveSavedRemoved 0

      Elite Gourmet EG6207 Fry Pan

      261

      The Elite Gourmet EG6207 Fry Pan is a versatile and convenient addition to any kitchen. With its 10.5-inch size, it allows you to expand your cooking capabilities without the need for remodeling. The non-stick marble stone coating and cast-in heating element make cooking and clean-up a breeze. Whether you're whipping ...

      Braun MQ7035X 3-in-1 Immersion Hand
      SaveSavedRemoved 0

      Braun MQ7035X 3-in-1 Immersion Hand

      280

      The Braun MQ7035X 3-in-1 Immersion Hand Blender stands out with its innovative features and versatile functionality. The Easy SmartSpeed technology allows for single-hand operation with no predefined speed settings. Simply follow your intuition by pushing gently for roughly chopped results and increasing the ...

      Editor choice
      Breville the Barista Pro Espresso Machine
      SaveSavedRemoved 0

      Breville the Barista Pro Espresso Machine

      300

      The Breville the Barista Pro Espresso Machine offers a barista-quality performance with a user-friendly interface, making it easy to create third wave specialty coffee in the comfort of your home. The integrated grinder ensures that the right amount of freshly ground coffee is delivered on demand, resulting in a rich ...

      $699.95 Buy It Now
      Editor choice
      Cuisinart PRS-50 Pasta Roller & Cutter Attachment
      SaveSavedRemoved 0

      Cuisinart PRS-50 Pasta Roller & Cutter Attachment

      10

      Cuisinart PRS-50 Pasta Roller & Cutter Attachment is a perfect addition to your Precision Master Stand Mixer, allowing you to create a variety of homemade fresh pasta with ease. This attachment includes both spaghetti and fettuccine cutters, as well as a pasta roller, offering versatility in pasta shapes and ...

      $125.00 $179.95 Buy It Now
      Editor choice
      Instant Stand Mixer Pro
      SaveSavedRemoved 0

      Instant Stand Mixer Pro

      250

      Instant Stand Mixer Pro delivers powerful performance with its 600-watt motor, making it a versatile kitchen companion for a variety of culinary tasks. From whipping smooth meringues to kneading yeast dough, this stand mixer handles it all with ease. Featuring a digital interface, the mixer offers 10 speed ...

      $212.69 $299.99 Buy It Now
      Editor choice
      Koolatron 6 Bottle Wine Cooler
      SaveSavedRemoved 0

      Koolatron 6 Bottle Wine Cooler

      300

      The Koolatron 6 Bottle Wine Cooler offers an affordable and elegant solution for wine enthusiasts, providing a stylish and compact freestanding design that accommodates up to 6 standard-sized wine bottles. This wine fridge is a perfect addition to any table or countertop, allowing you to enjoy your favorite vintages ...

      $96.98 $199.99 Buy It Now
      Show next
      Jody's Bakery
      Logo
      Compare items
      • Total (0)
      Compare
      0
      Shopping cart