Monday, October 4, 2010

The Bread Machine

This weekend I picked up a used Oster 5821 bread machine.  In order to test it out I made a very simple white bread.

Ingredients: 8 oz. warm milk (2%), 1 tsp salt, 1 large egg, 4 cups of white flour, 1 1/2 Tbsp butter, 1 1/2 Tbsp sugar, & 2 tsp (1 little packet) active dry yeast

I placed the ingredients in the order listed above in the bread machine and set it to a medium crust.  The whole process took under 3 hours and all I had to do was sit on the couch and smell wonderful bread baking.

This bread turned out pretty dense.  It tasted pretty good with a little butter and honey.  I'm thinking my first loaf will get turned into either bread pudding or french toast.   My goal is to get a nice light loaf.  

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