I love the ease of the bread maker but the consistency of the bread is too soft and fluffy for my taste. So, I experimented with different recipes, which I could start in the bread machine and then bake the old fashioned way. This is the version that worked best, the bread has great texture, it has a wonderful crust and the inside has a good bite but is not too dense. I used a french loaf pan, if you don't have one, form 2 round boule style loafs and bake them on an oiled cookie sheet or on a pizza stone.
These are THE BEST cinnamon rolls! The recipe is from Todd Wilbur's "More Top Secret Recipes." and www.TopSecretRecipes.com. They're oooey, goooey and rich! The dough can easily be prepared in your bread machine, just follow your manufacturer's order of ingredients. I put the ingredients in the night before, and then roll out and bake in the morning. I would like to share the following suggestions by reviewers about the filling "leaking out" during baking:
1) add a few tablespoons flour to the brown sugar/cinnamon mixture
2) using a flour "shaker" or sifter, I lightly dust the margarine with flour before sprinkling with the brown sugar/cinnamon mixture, then again on top of the BS/cinnamon mixture, before rolling up the dough.
From Electric Bread. A little bit different from others I've tried, and very good. The smell is divine. The original had 1 teaspoon of poppy seeds, but I didn't think they did much for the recipe. You can certainly add them if you wish. You can also use 1 tablespoon onion paste instead of onion powder. Time will vary according to your machine.
Here is a recipe that I came up with when wanting a bacon and cheese type bread but not wanting to use bacon. I always make buns but you could, of course, make a standard loaf of bread with it if you like. I always use the bread machine for the kneading then form and bake in the oven.
This came from thatsmyhome.com They have a TON of ABM recipes. My Daddy LOVES jalapeno cheese bread, and I have been looking for a recipe to make for him! I have not made this yet, I am just putting it here for safe keeping! :) I will update after I make it!
You can produce an authentic French loaf in your own kitchen. This really works! Adapted for the bread machine from a recipe found in "World Sourdoughs From Antiquity", by Ed Wood. Prep time includes proofing time for sourdough starter.
My husband loves Wonderbread, but we were looking for something a little healthier. After trial and error, I came up with this recipe, which is a variation of a recipe that I found on a flour bag. It's soft, fluffy, light and most importantly, much healthier than store-bought bread! Don't omit the gluten flour - that's what gives it its fluffiness!
This can be done in either the bread machine or by hand. I do a combination of both - knead the dough and let rise in the bread machine, and then take it out, put it into a greased loaf pan and let rise the second time, then into the oven.