Our favorite Homemade Bread! I knead the dough in the bread machine, then let the dough rise in a slightly greased covered bowl, till double in size. Punch down the dough, shape into loaf pan. Rise again then bake in the oven at 350.
Yield:1 9x5 loaf 1x
1/2 cup whole milk
1/2 cup water + 1 tablespoon water
1/4 cup honey
2 tablespoons butter
1 1/4 teaspoons salt
3 cups bread flour
1/2 cup old fashioned oats (not instant)
2 1/4 teaspoons bread machine or instant yeast
1/2 cup honey roasted sunflower seeds
Warm milk and water in the microwave for one minute on high.
Add to bread machine pan along with remaining ingredients.
(I add seeds on top of flour then yeast, right from the start)
After about 5 to 10 minutes, lift the lid and add extra liquid or extra flour 1 tablespoon at a time if needed, to correct consistency. Dough should stick to side of pan, then pull away.
Complete bread cycles as directed for your bread machine.
If baking in the oven:
Select “Dough Cycle” and start. After about 5 to 10 minutes, lift the lid and add extra liquid or extra flour 1 tablespoon at a time if needed, to correct consistency. Dough should stick to side of pan, then pull away.
When the dough – knead cycle has completed (before the rise cycle) cancel the cycle, unplug your machine and remove the dough from the machine.
Grease a large bowl with a bit of oil and place your dough in the bowl. Cover well with greased saran wrap or a lid and let the dough raise until double in size. When dough is double in size, punch the dough down and shape into a greased loaf pan.
Set in a warm place until dough rises about 1 inch above the rim of the pan.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes. If loaf gets to brown after about 20 to 25 minutes, you can cover with a foil tent. Let cool on a wire rack.