I use a Zojirushi bread machine that produces a bakery style loaf, however most bread machines will work with the recipe, as long it can make up to a 2 pound loaf. For us, this bread machine has been worth the cost. I got the machine around 9 years ago, and it still works like it is new. Quality really matters!
You will want to weight the flour, and watch it in the first kneading stage, as humidity can play into if a bit more flour is needed. I use a digital postal scale for baking.
Brown Sugar Rosemary Bread
- 1¾ cups water
- 2 Tbsp olive oil
- 3 Tbsp light brown sugar
- 2 Tbsp dry milk
- 2 tsp fine sea salt
- 1 Tbsp dried or 1 tsp fresh Rosemary, crumbled
- 650 grams all-purpose flour
- 2 tsp dry yeast
Zojirushi bread machines warm the ingredients for you, with other brands of bread machines use warm water instead, at the temperature called for, and stack the ingredients as called for in the manual.
Add ingredients in order listed, placing the yeast on top where it doesn’t touch any liquid.
Set loaf for standard white bread, light crust and if size is needed, 2 pound size.
Check during the first kneading cycle, to make sure everything is mixing, and if a sprinkle or two more of flour is needed.
Remove after baking, let cool on a rack.
Once fully cooled, store in a sealed bread bag, and use within 2 days for best results.
This slices well for freezing. We take out slices at night, to thaw on the counter sealed in a plastic bag or in a sandwich bag.
Makes a 2 pound loaf.
See here for all the Zojirushi Bread Recipes on Never Free Farm.