Thursday, February 17, 2011

Bread Machine- Country White Bread

This is a classic white bread recipe, good with butter, or for sandwiches. It's intended for use in a bread machine.

1 cup + 1 Tbsp warm (not hot) water
2 & 3/4 cups bread flour (all-purpose works OK too)
2 Tbsp dry milk
3 Tbsp sugar
1 & 1/2 tsp salt
2 Tbsp butter/margarine, cut into 4 pieces (total)
2 tsp active dry yeast

  1. Add water to the pan.
  2. Then add dry ingredients, except yeast, to the pan. Tap bread pan to settle ingredients, then level with spoon or spatula, pushing some of the mixture into the corners.
  3. Make 4 little "wells" on each corner of the pan, and place 1 piece of butter or margarine in each well.
  4. Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients; add yeast.
  5. Lock pan into bread maker and set for regular (Basic/Specialty) cycle. Choose desired bread color.
  6. Remove from pan when ready and let cool on metal rack.

It is easy to make up 5-10 baggies of this bread mix at a time, and then just add your water, butter, and yeast to the pan when you're ready to bake bread.

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