Tuesday, June 1, 2010
Basic White Bread Machine Bread
The bread machine has really turned into an instant success. We have yet to buy any loaves of bread at the grocery store and a loaf of bread from the machine is lasting about 3-4 days between the two of us. I was finally able to find some decent bread flour at the grocery store so now I have been trying out basic white bread. The bread turned out so well and it works great on peanut butter and jelly sandwiches!
1 1/2 c. water, 80-90 degrees
3 tbsp. room temperature unsalted butter, cut in 1/2 inch pieces
3 tsp. granulated sugar or honey
1 1/2 tsp. salt
4 c. bread flour
1/4 c. nonfat dry milk
2 tsp. yeast, active dry, instant or bread machine
Place all ingredients in the order listed in the bread machine fitted with the kneading paddles. Set bread machine to appropriate settings and transfer to wire rack to cool. Bread slices best when allowed to cool.