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  1. #1
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    Feb 2012
    St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada

    Simple, good bread!

    I've been making bread, off and on, for years. When the bread machines came along, I started using the dough cycle to make the dough, as it makes a lighter dough than I do by hand. I'ver tried lots of recipes, but the one below always works, and everybody comments on how good my bread is.

    For a 1lb. (450g) loaf - 225ml. hot water, 500 ml. flour (white or whole wheat) 1tsp salt, 2 tsp yeast. If the bread is going to be around a whle, you may add 1 tbsp oil or butter, as this helps preserve it a little.

    Knead for about 2 minuttes after it comes out of the dough cycle, then shape it into a loaf, or put it in a loaf pan. Allow to rise for 35 minutes in a warm place, and bake for 35 minutes at 375F.

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    OH! A cup is about 250 ml.

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  2. #2
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Independence, Kentucky
    That looks and sounds YUMMY Roger, nothing better than warm bread straight from the oven with a glass of wine of course!
    I'm supposed to respect my elders, but its getting harder and harder for me to find one now.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Thomasville, GA
    I had done bread machine loaves for several years, then saw a recipe similar to yours that called for the same steps as yours. It comes out much better using that process, I think.

    Just had lunch, now I'm hungry for fresh bread, thanks to you!!!
    Bill Arnold
    Citizen of Texas residing in Georgia.
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  4. #4
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Yorktown, Virginia
    That's a beautiful looking loaf, Roger....I can almost smell it baking

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