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Tuesday, March 6, 2012

{Best Bread Machine Bread Recipe}

When I first received my bread machine, I started looking around for recipes and tips. I found a recipe online at allrecipes.com that swore to be the best bread recipe made in a machine and the reviews were promising.


The unique part of this recipe is that it tells you to do something forbidden, mix the yeast and the water first and let them mingle for 10 minutes before adding the flour. This is actually how most bread dough recipes are started, but bread machines swear that the water and the yeast should not touch and the ingredients should be added in the order of water, flour and then yeast on top.


Being the rebel that I am I decided to give it a try. It was delicious, even despite the fact I was so anxious to use the machine that I used the quick setting. I have made this recipe multiple times now and it comes out wonderfully. Go on, break the rules and give it a try!


1 cup warm water (110 degrees F/45 degrees C)
2 tablespoons white sugar
1 (.25 ounce) package bread machine yeast
1/4 cup vegetable oil
3 cups bread flour
1 teaspoon salt


Directions
Place the water, sugar and yeast in the pan of the bread machine. Let the yeast dissolve and foam for 10 minutes. Add the oil, flour and salt to the yeast. Select Basic or White Bread setting, and press Start.


Note: If the bread falls slightly, try adding an extra 1/2 tsp of salt to help stabilize the dough the next time around.



Image from allrecipes.com