Here’s my basic Zojirushi Mini bread recipe, based on the King Arthur “Easy as Can Be” recipe for the Zo. I made a few changes to make it a bit healthier for us and to use the quick cycle.
You can make different-tasting breads just by changing the 1/2 cup of flour (oat, graham, rye, multi-grain), and the sugars (brown, turdinado or white). Note: if you change the sugar to a liquid (molasses or honey) you have to adjust the other liquids or it’ll collapse. I haven’t yet perfected a quick-cycle bread with a higher percentage of whole grains, but I’m still working on it!
This is the for the Zo Mini (one pound) bread machine–makes a small loaf (generally about 20 ounces for us).
2/3 cup water
1/4 cup nonfat milk
1 tablespoon nonfat milk
Put these liquids in a microwave-safe cup and heat for just long enough to get to lukewarm (10-25 seconds). Add:
1 tablespoon light olive oil
Put in machine. Then add the following:
(For each cup, put 1 tablespoon of the gluten in the bottom of a measuring cup; spoon in flour to fill cup, then level off cup with a knife; put in machine on top of liquids.)
(As above, first put the 2 tablespoons flaxseed in the bottom of 1/2 cup, then spoon in oat flour or graham flour, level off with knife, put on top of other ingredients in machine.)
2 tablespoons sugar (turbinado or brown sugar or plain white)
1 teaspoon salt
1-1/2 teaspoons yeast
Sprinkle sugar on top, then add salt around edge of pan, then put yeast in the middle.
Set for Quick Cycle (2 hours), and start!