I have an on – and – off relationship with my bread maker. It does make excellent preservative and additive free bread but, takes up too much prime real estate on my kitchen bench top. As a family that goes through atleast 3 – 4 loaves a week, good quality bread from outside adds up quickly. Also, the aroma of homemade bread wafting through the house is second to none! This is my basic bread recipe that can be rustled up in a couple of hours.
- Active Dry Yeast – 1.5 teaspoon
- Strong Bread Flour – 400 grams
- Salt – 1 teaspoon
- Sugar – 1 tablespoon
- Water, tepid – 290 ml
I have a Panasonic Bread maker that takes these ingredients in this order. Using the basic loaf setting, the bread is ready under 4 hours. Remove from the bread pan and wrap in a clean tea towel. Cool completely before slicing.
Enjoy! I’d love to know your preferred way of baking bread in the comments below 😊