Do I have to have a bread machine to use this product?
No, it can also be made by hand and baked in the oven. Instructions are on the back of the box.
Can I use the machine to make dough, then bake in the oven?
Yes. Use your machine’s dough cycle.
What order do I put the ingredients in the machine?
Liquid, dry mix, fat, yeast is the general order. Consult your bread machine’s instructions.
Is the yeast in the sealed pouch with the bread mix?
No. The yeast packet is attached to the pouch inside the box.
How much yeast is in your packet?
6 grams or 1 ½ tsp.
What temperature should the water be for the yeast?
95°-110°F. Cooler and it won’t activate the yeast, and hotter may kill the yeast.
Is this mix whole grain?
Yes, it contains 50%+ more whole grain ingredients.
What type of salt is used?
Kosher salt, no iodine.
Does the Vitamin C contain corn or corn based?
Why isn’t this product Non-GMO?
The honey is an animal product, and is very difficult to verify as non-GMO. It depends on what flowers the bees visited and whether they could be verified non-GMO as well.
What is Malted Barley Flour, and why do you use it in this mix?
Malted Barley Flour is made from barley that is malted (e.g. barley that is allowed to germinate), steam-dried, hulled, then ground and sifted. Technically, because it's malted, it has increased enzyme activity. More precisely, it contains alpha amylase, which helps to break down complex sugars and starch in the dough to simple sugars such as maltose, making them easier for yeast to feed on.
It is used commercially a great deal in bread, pizza crusts, crackers, rolls, pretzels etc. as a dough conditioner because of its lower gluten, it causes the dough to be softer, more relaxed and gives a softer crumb texture. Malted Barley Flour contains a small amount of gluten, and a good bit of fiber.