Friday, May 9, 2008

Home made bread

So for lunch we just had left over lasagna from another night, but I decided to accompany it with some bread machine bread. Usually I make a nice french loaf, which is nice and chewy on the inside and crusty on the outside. But that loaf takes 5 hours to bake, and it was already 11 am when I decided to bake the bread, so I went for the "quick bake" recipe, which calls for rapid rise yeast instead of active dry. Anyway, I think it's my new favorite and I don't know if I'll ever go back. For those of you who have a bread machine, I will post the recipe. It seriously was my favorite loaf that the beloved bread machine (which has been working hard non-stop for us since we've moved here, I barely every take it off the counter!) has made for me. It was a lot lighter and less crusty and the inside was so moist and light. Just the way white bread should be. Amazing!

Quick baking Bread Machine White Bread
makes 1 small loaf

7/8 C water
2 1/3 C bread flour
2 T sugar
1 1/2 T dry milk
1 t salt
2 T melted butter
1 1/2 t rapid rise yeast
  1. Add ingredients into bread machine in order. To add yeast, just make a little well in the middle of all the dry ingredients and carefully place in there. Don't let the water and yeast touch. Bake according to quick baking directions for your bread machine.


Lisa Allen said...

Mmmmm... I haven't made that bread in a while (I always make the french loaf, too) so I think I'll have to make that and the paparadelle tomorrow night for dinner.

Katie said...

Man, I need a bread machine. That looks really good.

Lillian said...

If you're going to get one, I really recommend the zoujirushi brand "home bakery mini". That's what my sister and I have and we love it! And seriously, Katie, makes your life so much easier! And it's so nice to have warm, home baked bread. And it's even better when you don't really have to work for it!