Friday, April 6, 2012

A Happy Heart: Yummy, yummy bread.

I will never be a 'food blogger'. 

I promise.

I don't think anyone is really interested
in recipes that all appeal to 9 children.

Most are boring, simple and not anything
I think anyone would be excited about.


I do love really yummy bread.

When I was growing up, my mom made homemade bread all the time. I don't remember having store bought bread very often. She would grind the wheat and then make bread in these huge soup cans. So our sandwiches were perfectly round. And oh so yummy. It made the best toast.

Well, not only am I NOT a food blogger, I am NOT a 'make-it-from-scratch' bread girl.

I wish I were.
But, my bum is probably very grateful that I'm not.

I do, however, love my bread machine. I'm not an adventurous bread machine girl. I love to find yummy recipes that we love, and I tend to stick with them.

Well, because this is such a quick, easy treat to make for your family, I thought I'd share it.
I've tried MANY bread machine recipes so far, and this one is my favorite.

Doesn't that look yummy? 
(OK, well, it looks a little funny, but it IS a bread machine.)

Oh.....if you could only smell it.

I thought maybe someone would want to make some yummy bread for Easter Sunday.

So, here's the recipe.

I have a 2 pound bread machine, but I'm also including the recipe for a 1 or 1 1/2 pound machine.

For a TWO pound bread machine

1 1/2 c. + 2 TBL Cultured Buttermilk, 80 degrees F/27 degrees C
1/4 c. oil
1/4 c. sugar
2 tsp. salt
3/4 tsp. baking soda
4 c. flour
2 1/4 tsp. Active Dry Yeast OR 1 1/2 tsp. Quick Rise Yeast

Put all the ingredients in your bread machine in the order of the recipe. After you put the flour in, make a small hole in the flour and put your yeast in it. 

Select your normal White Bread Cycle. I choose light crust, because anything else is too done. At least for my cute little bread machine.

For a 1 1/2 pound bread machine:
1 c. + 2 TBL Cultured Buttermilk, 80 degrees F/27 degrees C
3 TBL oil
3 TBL sugar
1 1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. baking soda
3 c. flour
2 tsp. Active Dry Yeast OR 1 1/2 tsp. Quick Rise Yeast

For a 1 pound bread machine:
3/4 c. + 2 TBL Cultured Buttermilk, 80 degrees F/27 degrees C
2 TBL oil
2 TBL sugar
1 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. baking soda
2 c. flour
1 1/2 tsp. Active Dry Yeast OR 1 tsp. Quick Rise Yeast

Simple. Easy. And very, very YUMMY.

I'm making more tomorrow.

Happy Easter everyone!
This yummy bread makes me happy.


Mom said...

Oh, how I wish I had had a bread machine when all of you were growing up, but one loaf would never have worked. Thanks for the sweet trip back down memory lane. Kathryn now makes bread all of the time for her sweet family. She has an unbelievable recipe for wheat bread. And, she makes the world's best cinnamon rolls. Wow, they are sinful.

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