If you have a bread machine you haven't used in a while, I encourage you dust it off and give this recipe a try! Then break out the peanut butter and jelly:@)Notes:
- Pictured above is the loaf using the dough cycle and finishing it in the oven. My only change was to use melted shortening instead of oil (I just think it tastes better in bread).
- After reading the reviews, I used A/P flour and subbed 1/3 C of whole wheat for the loaf 100% made in the bread machine, it worked out fine.
- The recipe calls for bread flour, I don't have it and used A/P.
- My machine makes up to a 2lb loaf, after reading the reviews (and seeing that the recipe that came with the machine called for 3 cups of flour) I chose to bake a 1.5lb loaf, that was a good idea.
- The loaf I made in the oven was left to rise approx 1" above the rim of the pan and baked at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.
- People credit the 10 minutes the recipe allows the yeast to bloom as the secret to a nice soft loaf of bread. It does seem to be the one difference from standard bread machine recipes.
1 C warm water (110 degrees F)
2 Tblsp sugar
2 1/4 tsp bread machine yeast (one package)
2 Tblsp melted butter
2 Tblsp oil (can use shortening or 4 Tblsp butter)
3 C white bread flour-I used A/P
1 tsp salt
- Place water in the bread pan. Tip: I like to warm up the pan first by running some hot water into it then pouring it out.
- Sprinkle the sugar and yeast over the water, allow to bloom for 10 minutes.
- Add the butter, oil, flour and salt.
- Select the basic or white bread 1.5lb loaf and press start. Or select the dough cycle and punch down the dough, form and place in a bread pan for the second rise. Bake at 350 for 30 minutes.
Eat well and have a happy day:@)