My bread machine is one of my favorite kitchen tools, even though I use it mostly to make pizza dough. Most often, I use the bread machine for the entire dough making process of whatever bread-type item I am making, then do the actual baking in the oven. I have tried multiple bread recipes, different types of bread flour, and even adding special ingredients. However, we just cannot top my mom’s bread recipe that is a long-standing family favorite.
9 oz. Scalded Milk
1 Tablespoon Butter, softened
3 cups Bread Flour
2 Tablespoons Sugar
1 ½ teaspoons Salt
2 ½ teaspoons Active dry yeast
Add ingredients to bread machine in the following order:
Butter, Milk, Flour, Sugar, Salt, Yeast
Set machine on dough cycle. After the last kneading cycle, remove from machine and place dough in bread pan. Bake in preheated oven at 350* for 20 minutes or until golden brown.
Baste the top of the loaf with butter when the loaf comes out of the oven.