Our best breadmaker bread recipe

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We have been using breadmakers for about ten years now, I think we're on our third now. We now bake bread every two days and we have come up with a recipe that never fails to make a light airy loaf.

We add a little bit of wholemeal flour, just for a little interest, but not enough to make a heavy loaf.

We've made this in a variety of Panasonic Breadmakers which all have a 'French bake' setting. This is an extended rise and gives a very light airy loaf. You cannot make an extra large loaf with this setting as it rises too much. it would probably work on a normal setting if your breadmaker does not have 'French bake'.

Our best breadmaker bread recipe
Servings:Serves 10
Calories per serving:163
Ready in:6 hours, 8 minutes
Prep. time:4 hours, 38 minutes
Cook time:1 hour, 30 minutes
Recipe author:Chef
First published:20th March 2020

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The best breadmaker recipe we've found. You bread maker must have a 'French bake' setting for this to work.

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  1. Although the instructions say to put the yeast in the separate compartment, we always tip everything together in the breadmaker bin. It's up to you.
  2. If you are not using a fast Easy Bake Yeast , then activate it first - instructions are here.
  3. Set the breadmaker to 'French Bake' setting (#8 on the Panasonic SD-ZB2502)
  4. Your loaf should be ready after 6 hours. Put a timer on so you don;t forget it as it will collapse if you leave it in the breadmaker for an extended period after if has completed the baking cycle.

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Chef's notes

If you do buy Allinsons Dried Active Yeast and want to use it in a breadmaker you need to activate it first - instructions are here.

We always use olive oil in our breadmaking as we don't keep standard vegetable oil anymore.

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