Thursday, April 23, 2009

Basic Bread - for bread machines

When I was surfing for a basic white bread recipe using the breadmachine, I found one using plain flour and oats in There were so much rave about it so I decided to try it. However, I always get a sunken top. I like the bread as it's soft and most importantly, the ingredients used are very basic and I always have them in my kitchen cabinet. I have no idea what went wrong. Tried trouble-shooting to no avail.

A forum member, Laramie, shared her basic white loaf bread with us in M4M. I tried it and it has been my regular recipe if I'm lazy to do fanciful breads.

I do not know if you have the same problem as me but the crust of bread baked in a bread machine is too thick and I always end up slicing them away to feed the dog. Since DD3 is older now, I can put her on the highchair/exersaucer while I shape the bread dough and have the breads baked in the oven.

I've seek her permission to post her recipe in my blog (thanks Lara, if you're reading my blog).

1 cup cold water
3 cups bread flour (you can vary the ratio 1 cup plain: 2 cups bread flour if you wish)
1 tbsp sugar
1 tsp salt (salt and sugar at opposite sides of the pan)
2 tbsp olive oil
1 tsp yeast (make a hole in the centre & put in the middle of the flour)

Place ingredients in the pan of the bread machine in the order recommended by the manufacturer. Select Basic Bread cycle; press Start.


Anonymous said...

Hi! First time into your blog. I am glad the recipe is a staple in your home. It is mine too. Love it for being fuss free, especially with 3 kiddos and a full-time job!...laramie

Blessed Homemaker said...

Thanks for dropping by. This recipe is definitely a keeper :)

Jackie said...

have i ever ask you for the brand of the bread machine before ? i always wanted to bake bread very much.

Blessed Homemaker said...

Hi Jackie,
I owned a Bluesky, bought from Carrefour. They were having offer @ $39.90 last weekend, UP $129.

quizzine said...

Hi, i tried your recipe and it turned out good! Next on my to-do list is your Cream Cheese Bread! Thanks for sharing ;-)