My 15 year old son, liked this bread so much, he asked me to show him how to use the bread maker so he could make a loaf. The only changes I made was to sub skim milk for the water and powder and I only used 1 tsp of salt. I used the machine to make the dough and cooked it in the oven. Thanks for the recipe.
I make a loaf (sometimes 2!) of this bread every week using my bread machine (all the way through the baking). DH enjoys this for toast every morning. It is also a great sandwich bread and we enjoy this dressed up as garlic bread with our spaghetti. This is a true winner of a bread recipe. Try it, you'll like it!!
I made this bread last night to serve with homemade soup. The only changes I made was that I used dry buttermilk and increased the yeast to 1 Tablespoon, as is my practice whenever a recipe calls for 4 cups of flour. I mixed, kneaded, and let rise a bit in the machine. Then I removed it kneaded it a bit more and shaped it into a nice long french style loaf. I baked it on a large stoneware lined with parchment paper for the suggested 30 min then just left it to cool slightly on the stoneware after I buttered the top. (this is a good way to make sure the bread is cooked inside rather than overcooking it in the oven for too long) It was a big hit. There were only 4 of us eating it. I had only about 1/4 of a loaf left after dinner. I think one of my cousins who was here ate at least 4 pieces himself. Good recipe, Thanks Quest4ZBest!
This is my new favorite bread :) It's delicious and will last for the week. I let it rise in the oven for about 1 hour.