I’ve been a bad blogger. But a bad blogger with a good excuse! My husband and I bought a house! It was a long time coming, it was a short sale so it’s been a big hassle, but worth it! As a result, we’ve spent a long time with our kitchen in boxes, and then even when that was unpacked, we still had so much else to do, cooking wasn’t my #1 priority, and we went out of town for a bit. But as of Saturday, our house is unpacked, and we can get back to living our lives!
Well, as soon as we get some groceries.
And now, for Secret Recipe Club time!
Anyway, because of the madness going on and the lack of food, one recipe stood out from our assigned blog, So Tasty, So Yummy. “Best Bread Machine Bread” met 2 needs: it was easy with little hands-on time, and it meant I could put off going to the store a bit longer. I love our bread machine, but it has a tendency to make loaves that are a little lumpy on the outside. But they taste just fine! I made two changes from the original recipe: I used the “Quick White” setting on my machine, so it would take an hour instead of 3, and I substituted 1 of the cups of flour with 1c white whole wheat, because fiber. Either of these might add to the lumpy exterior, but it tastes fine so it’s ok by me!
Best Bread Machine Bread
1c warm water
2 tbs white sugar
2¼ tsp yeast
¼c vegetable oil
2c bread flour
1c white whole wheat flour
2 teaspoons salt
Place the water, sugar and yeast in the pan of the bread machine. Let the yeast dissolve and foam for 10 minutes. Add the oil, flours and salt to the yeast. Select the white bread setting and press start. If you have to set the loaf size, this is a 1.5lb loaf.