I borrowed a friend's bread machine this weekend to decide whether it's worth it to purchase one. I usually just make bread in a bowl and bake it in the oven. The only problem is it involves staying home for 4+ hours.
This was my first time using a bread machine and I'm impressed...This is not a review! I'll share more about the machine later. I decided to try an herb bread for the first run and we ate half the loaf with lunch and dinner. Score!
originally Rosemary Bread
1 cup warm water (110 degrees F (43 degrees C))
3 tablespoons olive oil
3 cups all-purpose flour, organic and unbleached
3 teaspoons Italian seasoning (dry spices)
3 tablespoons white sugar or stevia
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
2 1/2 teaspoons active dry yeast
Pour the water into the pan of a bread machine, then sprinkle in the yeast and sugar. Let the mixture sit in the bread machine until a creamy foam forms on top of the water, about 10 minutes. Sprinkle in the salt, then add olive oil, thyme, garlic powder, rosemary, and flour. Set the machine for light crust setting, and start the machine.
**My machine directions say to add "wet" ingredients first and then "flour" ingredients which is what I did and it turned our great!** The house smells amazing! Looking for more bread machine recipes now.