No Flop Bread Machine Brown Sandwich BreadBy Yasmin Roberts - KITCHEN HAND
INFO & TIPSThe dried ginger is a good preservative that doesn't alter the flavour - you can leave it out if you want. But if you know your bread is going to sit around for a few days, rather don't omit it.
The gluten powder makes the dough more spongey, as the brown bread flour will "cut" the gluten in your dough as the yeast rises, which is why brown breads are much more dense than white ones.
You can leave out the gluten powder if you do not have it, but it really enhances the quality. I personally use Nature's Choice gluten powder. In America, gluten powder is called "vital wheat gluten" so you might find it under that name. It's not the easiest product to find in South Africa but if your store sells the Nature's Choice line of natural ingredients (most PnP's and Dischems do), you can ask them if they can order it for you. It can also be had online.