I’ve never made bread before. I mean, who makes bread?
But then one day I did and now, I make it all the time. Ok, well not all the time, but A LOT more than I use to which before was like, never.
This breadmaker from Hamilton Beach is the easiest way to make bread from home. It literally does everything for you! I was laughing so much the first time I ever used it because it was way to easy. I just kept peeking inside the little view window and shaking my head as the smell of fresh bread filled our home.
“I’m not even doing anything..haha” I said to myself. I talk to myself a lot when then kids are at school. It’s a stay at home mom habit I picked up over the years. This is a beautiful machine that is simple to use and if you have the room you can store it pretty easily too when you are not using. BUT if you plan on making bread on the weekly then it might just be a permanent member of your countertop team!
You can easily customize your bread down to the size and shade with 3 loaf sizes (1, 1.5, or 2 lb.) and 3 crust shades and it also has a delayed timer so you add ingredients and begin the baking process later! Perfect for those time you need to run errands or have an early morning volunteering or if you just fresh bread when you get home from work!
My crew went crazy over this homemade bread. They literally told everyone they came across that day, ” My mom made homemade bread today. It was so good. Here, try it” With the bread still warm you add butter. Let me tell you there are not many things that are better than warm homemade bread and butter.
I felt like a hero. I homemaking hero. But I didn’t actually do anything. But they don’t need to know that. haha!
You can also make all types of dough and other recipes from your bread machine but here is the simple recipe I followed.
- 1 cup water
- ⅓ cup warm milk
- ¼ cup butter
- 3 ¾ cups flour
- 3 tbps sugar
- 1 ½ salt
- 1 ½ active yeast
- Put all of the ingredients into your machine in the order listed above.
- Program the machine for basic white bread, 2lbs and a crust option if it is available.
- When the loaf is done, remove the pan from the machine. Let it cool for about 5 minutes and remove from liner.
- Cut with a good bread knife and serve with butter.
- Store, well-wrapped, on the counter for 5 days, or freeze for up to 2-3 months.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 14 Serving Size: 1 grams
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 120Unsaturated Fat: 0g