Feather Bread (Bread Maker - for Bread - Rolls - and Buns.)

Recipe by Gerry
READY IN: 2hrs 5mins
SERVES: 6-8
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 1 12
    cups lukewarm water
  • 3
    tablespoons margarine
  • 2
    teaspoons salt (I use one teaspoon)
  • 2
    tablespoons sugar (I use 1tablespoon for bread and dinner buns - 2 - 3 tablespoons for the sweet roll.)
  • 4
    cups flour (I whisk the flour before measuring)
  • 1 12
    teaspoons bread machine yeast (I use Fleishmans bread maker yeast. Keep jar in fridge when not using, take out five minutes before )
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DIRECTIONS

  • Be sure to whisk that flour before measuring - I soften the margarine in the micro wave.
  • Place ingredients in order listed with the flour and yeast going in last.
  • Choose your cycle.During the first mixing check to assure your dough has the right amount of flour and water - dough should look nice and shiny.Flours differ so you may need to add lukewarm water a teaspoon at a time if it is too dry- a sprinkling of flour if too sticky. Never add more then 3 tablespoons of either the flour or the water. In my breadmaker the whisked flour and the carefully measured ingredients are right on. Makes a large loaf.
  • FOR DOUGH use dough cycle - when cycle complete shape into bread, buns or rolls. I often make braided loaves topping with sesame seeds.
  • Brush tops with softened butter or margarine.Rise 20 to 30 minutes or until double in size.
  • Bake in a 350 oven until nicely golden brown brushing with softened butter or margarine just before they are done - I brush them again when I take them out - makes for nice tops.
  • Time varies - check your machine. Cooking time is machine and baking time.
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