I searched the internet high and low, but could not find a sandwich bread made in the bread machine. The closest I came was a recipe that used the bread machine to kneed the bread and then oven bake, so I invented one!
Things you should know first:
1. Follow instructions to the point, because it won’t rise properly or taste right.
2. Let it cool before cutting as it needs to finish it’s process.
3. An electric knife is needed to prevent squishing when cutting the bread. Wal-mart has them for 9.96 at least here in MD.
4. Gluten can be used as it makes the bread chewier, but is not needed.
5. Do NOT use sugar substitute as the yeast will not activate which means the bread won’t rise.
I used brown sugar, honey and sea salt as they are healthier alternatives to real white sugar and salt.
1 cup warm water (probably somewhere between 105º and 115º. I just get it hot from the tap. Don’t get it too hot or it will kill the yeast.)
2 tablespoons yeast
1 teaspoon sea salt
4 teaspoons of gluten (optional)
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1 tablespoon of honey
1/4 cup olive oil or vegetable oil
3 cups bread flour
Pull bread maker pan out of machine and make sure the blending mechanism is still attached to the inside of the pan.
Mix above ingredients in the bread maker pan in the order listed.
Put bread maker pan back in the bread machine and snap it in.
Click the fast bake program
5 minutes after the cycle has begun open lid an use a rubber spatula to scrape the dough ingredients from sides back into the forming dough ball. You also want to make sure the dough ball is doughy, but a little sticky. If dry add drops of water at a time until it is the consistency of a firm yet sticky dough ball.
Between 7 and 10 minutes:
When the dough forms into a bread shape then score it with a knife three times to prevent splitting.
Once baking is complete put on oven mitts and pull the bread maker pan out of the bread machine (It will be hot).
Flip it over and dump the bread onto a heat safe plate to cool.
Very Important: Let the bread cool all the way as it need to finish it’s initial set up process otherwise it will not taste or slice well! You see I tried to cut it when it was still warm and the slice did not come out well.
Thanks goes out to Yammie’s Noshery Blog for the closest and most informative bread making recipe. And Credits to ProteinMan81 for his video on slicing bread machine bread.
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