There is nothing more delightful than the smell of freshly baked bread. I make homemade bread almost every weekend. All you need is a few ingredients, a few hours, and the Kenmore Bread Maker. No mess and no fuss. I’ve made plain bread, whole wheat bread, herb bread…but my favorite is the french bread.
The key to great bread is the order in which you add your ingredients to the pan. Wet on the bottom, dry in the middle, and yeast on top.
- 1 1/3 cups water
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 4 cups of bread flour
- 2 teaspoons active dry yeast
- Bowl (keep to the side)
- Cooking spray (keep to the side)
- Open the lid
- Make sure the kneading blade is in place and the inside pan is secure
- Add the ingredients in order
- Shut the lid and durn on the bread maker
- Choose the crust color of choice and select the setting for french bread
- A little bit through the process this bread maker will make a series of 5 beeps. This indicates it’s time (if wanted) to add herbs. Open the lid and add your herbs or you can skip this step. And close the lid
- About half way through this bread maker will make a series of 6 beeps. This indicates that it’s time to remove the kneading blade (you can skip this step too, but it’s really hard to remove it out of the fully baked bread).
- To remove the kneading blade, get a bowl and spray it with cooking spray
- Carefully remove the dough from the bread maker. Make sure you don’t remove any of the air and that the dough doesn’t deflate
- Put the dough in the bowl, remove the kneading blade by pulling up on it, and carefully put the dough back. Close the lid
- The bread will finish baking in a few hours time.
- Remove the pan by the handle and remove the bread
This bread pairs well with herb infused oil. Enjoy!