Buckwheat Bread

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Buckwheat Bread

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Published prior to 2008

This recipe comes from Robert Richardson of Auburn, Wash. He notes that he adapted it from a recipe in Mary Gubser's America's Bread Book. Robert's recipe will fit a medium or large machine.

1 cup water
1 tablespoon oil
1 tablespoon honey
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup powdered milk
2 cups King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
1/2 cup King Arthur Traditional Whole Wheat Flour
1/4 cup buckwheat flour
2 tablespoons cracked wheat
2 tablespoons wheat germ
2 tablespoons vital wheat gluten, or gluten flour
1 tablespoon potato flakes or buds
1 teaspoon yeast, active dry or instant

Put all the above ingredients into your bread machine. Program it for dough or manual cycle or choose whichever cycle will give you the longest total rise, then press Start. You can bake your bread in your machine or in the oven, your choice.

This recipe reprinted from The Baking Sheet Newsletter, Vol. III, No. 7, End of Summer 1992 issue.


  • star rating 03/30/2010
  • hazel from USA
  • For anyone who is looking for the full flavor of buckwheat, this recipes does not measure up. It should not be named "buckwheat" bread, but white/whole wheat bread (after thed predominant ingredients). The name is misleading.
  • star rating 04/14/2009
  • Martha from NYC
  • Yummy! A friend gave me a "bouquet of flours" for my birthday, and one was buckwheat. I found this when I searched the KAF recipe database for buckwheat and made it, pronto. I subbed 2 TBSP milled flax seed for the cracked wheat, and used bread flour instead of AP + vital wheat gluten. The buckwheat flavor was subtle but pleasant. The loaf turned out pretty moist & tender. I'll make it again.
    A Bouquet of Flours.....what a terrific idea! Glad you had success with your first buckwheat recipe - may the flours ever bloom! Irene at KAF
  • star rating 01/09/2009
  • Barbara from Florida
  • Wonderful taste, i substituted 1/4C. Evaporated Milk, and used 4Tbls. ground Flax Seed for the Cracked Wheat. I also used Basic on the machine because I needed it fast, and it came out just great. I love Buckwheat.