1 1/4 cups and 2 tablespoons water, room temperature (70 to 90°F.)
1/2 cup rolled oats or barley flakes
1/4 cup flax seed cracked
2 cups unbleached flour
3/4 cup whole wheat flour
2 tablespoons vital wheat gluten
1 tablespoon powdered milk
2 tablespoons honey
1 1/8 teaspoon instant yeast
2 1/2 tablespoons canola oil
2 teaspoons salt
Equipment: A 9 by 5 inch/ 7 cup bread pan, coated lightly with cooking spray. A baking stone set toward the bottom rung and a cast-iron pan on the floor of the oven.
Step 1: Make the dough (Bread Machine)
In the bread machine container, combine water, oats, and cracked flax and mix to moisten. Then let sit covered for a minimum of 15 minutes.
In a medium bowl, whisk together the flours, gluten, powdered milk, and yeast.