Do you guys own a bread machine? Growing up my Mom made bread in hers all the time. I loved coming home to the smell of fresh baked bread… There’s nothing quite like it. A machine is by no means a necessity. However, just like a Crock Pot it makes life so much easier. You just throw the ingredients in the machine and go on with your day (which makes it really great if you need to leave the house!).
A few years ago my Mom was thrifting and found a used bread machine that she ended up giving to us. Goodness we love that thing! I made this recipe last week and we can’t get enough of it. It’s so simple and SO GOOD! It’s really delicious right out of the machine with some butter on it but we’ve also loved eating it as toast. Mmm mmm mmm so yummy.
Add all of the ingredients into the pan of the bread machine.
Set the machine to a 2 lb loaf.
Mix the flour, honey, salt, oil, and yeast until combined in a large bowl.
Add the water to the flour mixture. Start with 1 3/4 cups then add more until it isn’t dry. But not too much so that it's sticky.
Form the dough into a ball. Cover the dough with a towel or plastic wrap and let it sit 8-24 hours on the counter.
Deflate the risen dough to get the air out. There's an excellent video on how to do that HERE.
Grease your bread pan with oil or butter.
Place the bread dough in your baking pan and let it rise for an hour covered with a dish towel.
Bake the bread 400 degrees for 30 minutes covered with tin foil (it's best to "tent" the foil over the top of the pan so that it doesn't stick to the dough), then 10 minutes uncovered until golden on top.
Let me know if you try it out and what you think! I hope you love it as much as we do.
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