I’ve been using the Breadman for several years now, and after numerous experimental loaves, this one is the one that “just works”. It goes together easy, has a great texture, and tastes amazing.
This recipe is designed to work with the Breadman TR520. If you have a different model it may still turn out pretty good, but you might have to adjust your bread machine’s settings to something that would be equivalent to what is being used here.
If you don’t have a bread machine, do not use this recipe. I’ve tried making it without my Breadman just to see what happens, and the result is a very unhappy brick of bread.
If you’re looking for this bread machine just go to Amazon or Walmart’s websites and type Breadman TR520 into the search. Amazingly they still have them in stock.
The Consistently Good Loaf
Into the Bread Machine pan:
- 9.5 oz Bread Flour
- 2 tbsp Sugar
- ½ tsp Salt
- 1 tsp Yeast (bread machine variety)
- 3 tbsp Oil
- 2/3 cups cold Water
Put all the ingredients into the bread pan and stir together with silicone spatula. Once it looks like all the dry ingredients are incorporated, place pan into bread machine.
Set machine to 1 pound loaf with light crust and set timer for 1 hour and 5 minutes. Start the bread machine and timer together, and when the timer goes off, you can remove the kneading paddle. (The paddle tends to leave a gash in the bottom of your loaf if you don’t do this.)
When the cycle is finished remove bread immediately and let cool completely before slicing.