Pan di Mie via Mister Loaf (the Bread Machine)

My bread machine got a lot of use BC (before children) – which seems odd since we go through a lot more bread now.  I felt bad when I pulled it out of the cabinet and realized “it” as in the bread machine has a name – Mister Loaf.  Mr. Loaf is too big to leave on the counter, but you’ll be happy to know that I promised him that we would be spending a lot more time together.

It took me longer to decide which recipe to use then it did to load the ingredients into Mr. Loaf. The next morning, we woke up to a loaf of bread. I only made a 1lb. loaf which was gone after breakfast. (4 kiddos & some crusty ends for me).  The kiddos requested Mexican French Toast which I blogged about here on my Mother 2 Four blog.

So, if you’ve left your friend in the cabinet, buried in a closet, shoved into the back of your pantry – it’s time to get re-aquainted. … and here’s a recipe to get you started. Of course, it’s a FRENCH recipe – I’ve mentioned how much I have been “into” French Baking lately!! – This is a dense bread and I would either eat it fresh or it makes AWESOME French Toast (I know – FRENCH toast). Bon Apetit ~

Source: The Best Bread Machine Cookbook Ever : Ethnic Breads by Madge Rosenberg

1 tsp active dry yeast

2 cups bread flour

2 tsp sugar

1 tsp salt

2 tbl vegetable oil

3/4 cup plus 2 tbl water

Add all ingredients in the order suggested by your bread machine manual and process on the bread cycle according to the manufacturer’s directions.


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