Last Christmas I got a bread machine and I love it. I also love that a couple weeks ago I found a bread cookbook with recipes for breads from all over the world, including a bunch of bread machine recipes for $5.
If you have a bread machine, I highly recommend this bread, which I made on Sunday – or as we call it in our house, Bread Day.
(The recipe calls for 1 t. yeast, but I used 2 t. because my bread machine seems to like more yeast)
Maple & Oatmeal Bread (Medium Loaf)
1 1/3 C. water
2 T. maple syrup
13 oz/3 1/4 C. unbleached white bread flour
3 oz/3/4 C. whole wheat flour
1/2 C. rolled oats
2 T. oat bran (I didn’t have any oat bran so I used 2/3 C. oats)
1 t. salt
1 t. sugar
3 T. butter
1 t. yeast
Put all of the ingredients into the bread pan in the order listed. If you have a yeast dispenser on your machine, put the yeast in there. Otherwise, make a small indent in the center of the flour (bot not down to the liquid) and add the yeast,
Set the bread machine to basic/normal setting, medium crust.