You’ll love your bread machine for producing this moist, fairly dense and delicious old-fashioned style loaf.

1 to 1-1/8 cups water, lukewarm
3 tablespoons canola, vegetable or peanut oil
1 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoon granulated sugar
3 cups bread flour
1-1/2 teaspoons active dry yeast

Before beginning, check the date on your yeast. Yeast that is out-of-date will fail every time.

Lukewarm water should feel a little warm to the touch but not hot. Yeast blooms best at temperatures between 105° and 115°. Water that is too cool will not bring the yeast to life. Water that is too hot will kill the yeast.

Warm the bucket of your bread machine by filling with 6 – 8 inches of hot water and allowing to stand for a couple of minutes. This step helps maintain the warmth of the water for your recipe.

Pour the standing water out of the bread bucket and seat the bucket in the machine. Add 1 cup of lukewarm water followed in order by the oil, salt, sugar, flour and yeast.

My machine needs almost 2 additional tablespoons of water (hence the 1-1/8 measure) or it seems to struggle a bit during the kneading process. If the dough looks dry or your machine sounds as if it’s working too hard, add a tablespoon more of lukewarm water, and another half or so if needed.

Set your machine for a standard loaf with a medium crust. Alternately, Rapid Bake or Sweet Bread settings can be successfully used.

When the bread machine cycle has stopped, promptly remove the bread and allow to stand for 5 – 10 minutes and then shake the loaf loose to a rack. Allow the bread to cool for at least 45 minutes before cutting. If you cut this bread sooner, the center will compact and become too dense to enjoy.

I’m making a loaf of this bread right now to have with (add “Old Fashioned Beef Stew Recipe Link) this evening. I’ll add a picture of the bread so you can see how nicely the recipe turns out :-) .

Yield: 1 loaf

*Magic: this recipe is exclusive to I Love You Recipes. It is from my personal, unpublished collection.

(Alternate & misspellings for search purposes: recipies, recepy, free recipes, recepe, recipy, recipet, reicpe, recepey, thanksgiving, thanks giving, christmas, xmas, holiday, sandwich, breadmachine, bred, berad, vread, mechine, nachine, machin, machin, vechine, slat, slt,suger, suggar, suter, ugar, suuger, yest, yaest, ueast, uest, yeat, ueat, yeas, ueas)

© 2011 I Love You Recipes Suffusion theme by Sayontan Sinha