Very good bread. I let the ABM do all the work, and ended up with a fine crispy crust. As others said, the texture is light, yet firm. FWIW, my dog would not let this out of her sight until I put it away, so 3 thumbs up from our household. Made for I Recommend tag game. Update from 3/15 review: after we let the bread cool completely, we were astonished by the cleanly cut finely-grained slices, perfect for sandwiches.
Great bread recipe! This tastes great of course but the best thing is the texture - so soft and light but still firm enough to hold up to a sandwich or the toaster. I used a stand mixer to mix/knead the dough, then let it rise in the oven over a bowl of warm water for an hour, then in the pan for an hour as directed. Can't wait to use this on rolls and cinnamon bread - thanks for sharing the recipe!
I also made the bread using the cycle dough. I let it rise 40 minutes. The taste is so good. And the texture is perfect. Thanks Pammy :) Made for Newest Zaar tag
Thank you for posting what is the best basic white bread for ABM that I have tried. Looking forward to trying it as rolls, maybe for Thanksgiving. And thanks for posting the oven-method instructions. (I hate the way my machine bakes-good for mixing and kneading, but don't like the loaf shape). Made for Fall 2012 PAC game.