Whole Wheat Machine Bread
The original recipe added the water first, followed by the 500 gms. flour.
However, in time, the paddle axis leaked. Putting some flour in first prevented loss of water.
These amounts came after many trials, when the recipe book that came with the machine gave a much smaller loaf. Flour- critical, the present flour supplier is a local cheap whole wheat, whereas a more expensive Whole Wheat flour gave poor results
I use local tap water, which is a hard water. Past trials with spring water did not yield different results.