Make sure you use bread flour in your bread machine. All purpose will work, but results will not be as good. We learned this through experience. Once you have your own basic bread recipe you will find it adaptable to other bread products. For example, we make our own tortillas and pizza dough. The only change is to all purpose flour when making pizza or tortillas. Here is our basic bread recipe:
Everything is leveled
3 cups bread flour
2 TBS each of sugar, flax seed, whole wheat flour, wheat germ, extra virgin olive oil, and black sesame seeds
1 tsp sea salt
1 tsp red star quick rise yeast (jar calls for 1.5 tsp yeast. We backed this down to conserve yeast and have noticed no difference in the finished product)
What is that smell?? Oh yeah.....I am making a loaf right now! It is baking!!! YUM!
There is nothing better for breakfast than toast made from bread you made yourself and 2 eggs sunny side up from your own chickens! That is what I have every morning along with homemade yogurt. Is it breakfast time yet?