So this past week I got on a bread kick. Made bread twice. Usually I only make a loaf once or twice a month so twice in one week is pretty big :) Since you really have to eat most loaves in a day or two I always make the office happy when I bake because the bread comes to work along with me the day after.
This loaf was great for the ham sandwiches I made. YUM!
Source: The Bread Lover's Bread Machine Cookbook
- 1 1/3 cups whole milk (I used low fat...)
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter or margarine cut into pieces (I used butter)
- 4 cups bread flour
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon gluten
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 2 1/2 teaspoons SAF yeast or 1 tablespoon bread machine yeast
Place all ingredients into the pan according to the order in the manufacturer's instructions (I put in order as shown above, liquids first, than dry ingredients with yeast last... I always make a little ditch in the middle of my dry ingredients to put the yeast so it doesn't touch the liquid too soon). Set crust on medium or dark, and program for the Basic cycle. Start the machine.
When baking cycle ends, immediately remove bread from pan and place on rack. Let cool to room temperature before slicing (I know how tempting this is but wait it out!).
Enjoy toasted with some butter or with a nice slab of meat or veggies on it in a sandwich!