Give us this day our daily bread


I have come to the conclusion that my bread machine is evil.

How can anything that is so easy to make and taste so good not be?

I will bet you are thinking, its not so bad just eat it in moderation.

Have you ever ate hot homemade bread in moderation?

It is like waving a Krispy Kreme donut in front of my face.

You will be minus a couple of fingers.

I got this bread machine from my mother in law. She had it for years. I think she realized how evil it was and decided to pawn it off on me.

All is not lost I think to myself. I can still use this for good. I could make a loaf and give it to a friend in need.

Yeah right, like that is going to happen.

White Bread


1 1/2 cups water
3 1/2 cups all purpose or bread flour
1 tablespoon powdered milk
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
2 teaspoons sugar
2 teaspoons butter cut into four pieces
1 teaspoon instant dry yeast


Pour the water into the bread pan. In a bowl combine flour, powdered milk, salt and sugar. Pour flour mixture over water covering it completely. Put the butter in separate corners of the pan. Make a small well in the middle and add the yeast.

Insert pan into machine insuring it is locked into place. Close lid and set to basic or normal and select loaf size and crust type if applicable.

Press start.

When baking is finished, take the bread pan out of the machine and remove loaf onto a wire rack to cool.

It is best to serve when still warm but room temperature is OK also.

Peace be with you,