Saturday, February 14, 2009

Buttermilk Bread for all those Bread Machine Junkies

What a great start to your morning, Heart shaped bullseye, with fresh buttermilk bread.
Recipe from "Bread Machine Magic"
This recipe is for a 1 1/2lb. loaf in the bread machine.
1 1/8 to 1 1/4 cup Buttermilk
3 T. Honey
1 1/2 tsp. Salt
1 T. Butter
3 cups Bread Flour
2 tsp. Yeast
  1. Place all ingredients (wet to dry) in bread pan, using the least amount of liquid listed. Select light crust setting and press start.
  2. Observe the dough as it kneads. After 5 to 10 min., if it appears dry and stiff, add more liquid 1T. at a time. until dough forms a smooth, soft ball that is tacky to the touch.
  3. After baking cycle ends, remove bread from pan, place on wire rack, and allow to cool for 1 hour.

The Verdict: We all had a slice right out of the bread machine last night while is was still warm, all I have to say. Then I surprised the boys this morning with Bullseyes. I cut the bread out with a heart shaped cookie cutter, fried an egg in the center, toasted the extra heart, and walla, valentines day breakfast.