On Line Cookbook

Squaw Bread

Recipe Information
Cheryl Watson

Serves/Makes:1 2 lb. loaf

  • 1-1/2 cups (350 ml) water
  • 1 tbsp (15 ml). molasses
  • 2-2/3 cups (625 ml) bread flour
  • 1 cup (225 ml) whole wheat flour
  • 1/3 cup (80 ml) wheat bran
  • 1/4 cup (60 ml) 10 grain cereal (I used 9 grain cereal)
  • 2 tbsp (30 ml). steel cut oats
  • 2 tbsp (30 ml). rye flakes
  • 1/4 cup (60 ml) brown sugar
  • 2 tsp (10 ml). salt
  • 2 tsp (10 ml). powdered caramel coloring
  • 1/2 tsp (2 ml). diastatic malt powder
  • 1 tbsp (15 ml). vital wheat gluten
  • 2 tsp (10 ml). to 3 tsp (15 ml) yeast (use the amount of yeast you usually use for a whole wheat bread)
  • Place in bread machine in order recommended by the manufacturer.
  • I use my machine to make dough and bake it in the oven because you get a much better crust.
  • To get a shiny crust I make a wash of malt syrup (honey would work just as well) and water to brush on just before baking.
  • A dough enhancer with diastatic malt powder and vital wheat gluten can be substituted for them.
I bought a loaf of Chart House Squaw Bread at Costco, took the list of ingredients and after many loaves have come up with this recipe. I bake my bread with sourdough instead of yeast but have converted the recipe into one with yeast. You may have to play a little with the brown sugar if it is too sweet or not sweet enough.