Wheat bread not as good after upgrading from Panasonic SD-YD250 to Zojirushi BB-PAC20
I used a Panasonic SD-YD250 for several years, making over 1,000 honey wheat loaves. They were delicious. On the first day after baking, it was almost as delicious as a pastry. I have never tasted better wheat bread.
Recently I upgraded to a two-paddle model, the Zojirushi BB-PAC20. I like the shape of the loaves, but the honey wheat bread does not taste quite as good. It doesn't taste bad, but it never tastes as good as it did with the Panasonic SD-YD250. I started with the wheat setting but found it's a little better with the white bread setting, and crust set to dark.
The Zojirushi has custom cycles; do I need to set a custom cycle? If so, any suggestions?
One interesting difference I've noticed between the two bread machines is that the Panasonic really slammed the dough hard against the pan wall. The Zojirushi is much more gentle. Would that make a difference?
I looked at the wheat recipe in the Zojirushi's manual but it does not look appealing. Here's the recipe I'm using:
2 cups wheat flour
2.5 cups white flour
2 tablespoons vegetable shortening
2 tablespoons powdered milk
2 teaspoons salt
1/3 cup honey
1.5 cups water
1 teaspoon bread machine yeast (but I've had to use a little more than that with the Zojirushi)
Thanks for any suggestions.