I had an urge to make some bread but me being me didn’t have an urge to get my hands dirty and sticky by doing all that kneading malarkey. I dragged out my bread machine from the cupboard, had a look for something interesting in the fridge with which to make some bread but unfortunately, the fridge was a bit bare and I wasn’t sure if pickled onion bread was a thing. However, there was a box of mushrooms that needed to be used up so, after briefly pondering if mushroom bread was a thing, and deciding it was, I decided to make some vegan mushroom bread in my bread machine.
I’m aware bread-making is more scientific than my usual ‘bung some ingredients together and hope for the best’ method of cooking but, as I thought the worst that could happen is the bread would be a total fail, I decided to give it a go anyway. I’m pleased to say that even with the out-of-date flour and yeast, it wasn’t a total fail and the mushroom bread went well toasted and spread with vegan spread and dunked in the soup I had for today’s lunch (Tesco’s own Mexican Chilli Bean soup, if you really want to know).
Lumps of mushroom would have been nice to see in the bread but I’m guessing they got mushed up as I put them in the bread machine first, instead of waiting for the beep that tells me when to add extra ingredients. I’ll be more patient next time and see if I get lumps.
- 1 tsbp olive oil
- 2 garlic cloves, crushed
- 100g mushrooms, sliced
- 1 tbsp olive oil (yes, a second tsbp)
- 125ml warm water
- 1 tsp mustard
- 350g strong white flour
- 1tsp salt
- 7g sachet yeast
- Heat 1 tbsp of the olive oil in a saucepan and add the mushrooms.
- Fry for about 5 minutes, then add the garlic and fry for another minute.
- Add the garlic mushrooms to your bread machine pan.
- Add the rest of the ingredients according to your bread machine instructions (mine go from wet to dry, so they went in the order I have listed).
- Set your bread machine to a basic loaf, medium size and crust and press start.