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Easy Homemade Bread Machine White Bread The Best Sally Lunn Recipe

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Bread machine homemade bread Sally Lunn recipe on green plate with butter

Easy Bread Machine White Bread Dough Recipe. Nothing makes a house feel like home other than having the smell of fresh bread baking. With our busy lives, you may not think you can have that warm fluffy bread ready for your family to eat. But you can with the convenience of a bread machine and a traditional bread recipe, you can serve your family fresh homemade bread where you control the ingredients.

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How To Make Fresh Baked Bread With A Bread Machine

One of the tips for making homemade bread with a bread machine is to make the dough in the machine but bake it in the oven.  Making bread becomes difficult when you are kneading by hand keeping track of the timing of the dough rising.  Having a modern bread machine take all of the work off your hands.

Yes you can just dump the ingredients in the bread machine pan and all the work will be done, but I have found the shape, texture, and consistency of the bread to be best baked in the oven.

Every bread machine has a dough function where all the timing and kneading are done with perfection.  You can then take the dough out and form to whatever shape you like. We like a round loaf, but long oblong is fun or even taking the dough and making breadsticks or buns.

You also have the option at this point when the dough is done kneading and proofing, to add extras or coat the top with olive oil, oats, salt, pepper, or seeds and nuts.

Bread machine homemade bread Sally Lunn recipe dough on white background

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Important Tips For Bread Machine Bread Dough

  • Always use fresh ingredients. If your yeast or bread flour is too old you may not be able to get your dough to rise properly or it may fall flat during baking.
  • Measure exactly the recipe.
  • Do not compress your flour, but instead use a scoop or spoon to scoop out the flour and put int the measuring cup. I use a whisk to fluff up my flour in the container before I scoop it out into the measuring cup.
  • When measuring flour use a butter knife to leave off each cup. Do the same for all dry ingredients.
  • Place the ingredients in the bread machine pan in the order of the recipe.
  • Make sure that the blade is in the pan before you add your ingredients or you will have to start all over again (I have done this too many times that I do not want to remember).

Our First Vacation as Newlyweds & How a Bread Machine Became Part of our New Family

In my family, when I was growing up, we always took a summer vacation. My father would always take the entire month of August off because, in the 60s and early 70s, the offices were not air conditioned. Even when money was tight, my parents would take us to visit some of their old college friends or to go camping up in northern New York or up into Canada.

When Jim and I were newlyweds, the first spring I wanted to get away from the snow on vacation. Jim’s family while his father would take off the month of August they did not travel very often. So Jim was very eager when I said that we needed to take a spring vacation.

I have always been very close to my first cousin Elayn and her husband Sam. They moved to Florida when I was in college. So visiting Sam & Elayne was a perfect first vacation for new honeymooners who were still in the process of building their dream home and tight on money. A road trip was in order.

I have always been very close to my first cousin Elayn and her husband Sam. They moved to Florida when I was in college. So visiting Sam & Elayne was a perfect first vacation for new honeymooners who were still in the process of building their dream home and tight on money. A road trip was in order.

My mother had two siblings, an older brother and an older sister, both uncle Meridith and Aunt Lois had moved to Florida about the same time in the 70s. They lived within a few miles of each other. We were excited to see our relatives and get away from the cold north.

As Jim had not done much traveling through the United States, this one-week vacation was a whirlwind of stopping and showing Jim a lot of the places that were my favorites as a child.

Funny Things Happen with You Drive Late at Night

Two funny incidents happened on the way to Florida that first vacation. My mother had always knitted mittens when I was a young girl.  For our trip, I had decided I was going to try to start knitting mittens. I brought along on the long trip my needles, yarn, and the pattern I have copied in a tote bag I took on every trip.  

It was time to get off the highway, I was driving and I asked Jim to wake up from his turn to sleep and help me with the directions. He reached into my bag and took out my notebook which had the directions to the house and the direction to the knitting.

To my dismay and surprise, he started reading the knitting pattern. “Follow this road down to knit one pearl two to the end of the row”.

I said, “Jim wake up, wake up I need the directions to Aunt Lois’s house.” When he finally realized what he was doing, we had a very long laugh. But the excitement did not last there. 

It was very late and very dark when we arrived. I have been to Aunt Lois’s house many times but my father had always been the driver. We got to aunt Lois’s house safe and sound but it was probably after midnight.

Aunt Lois was in a deep sleep when we arrived and unfortunately locked herself out of her bedroom. She was trying to make sure her little dachshund dog didn’t get out while we were moving into the house and accidentally locked herself out of the room.

All did work out well. After we unloaded the car, Jim had to take the doorknob off the bedroom door in order for Aunt Lois to get back to sleep.

A long drive but a trip that we will always remember. 

slice of bread on white parchment paper with butter and honey

Our First Taste of Bread from a Bread Machine

We had a wonderful time visiting family in Florida and one of those visits was with Uncle Meridith, my mother’s brother, and his wife Aunt Virginia.

When we arrived at their house and they opened the door we had the smell of fresh baking bread wafting through the air. Jim and I had never heard of a Bread Machine and Aunt Virginia and Uncle Meridith were so excited to show off their new treasured appliance.

They showed us all the bells and whistles and we were able to taste some of the fabulous homemade bread. Aunt Virginia made sure to explain that it took no time at all as the bread machine did all the work.

This was our first exposure to a bread machine and we knew as a new married couple this was going to be one of our first new appliances.

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Family Traditions Begin with Love & Cooking with Children

Shortly after we returned to Ohio we did purchase a Bread Machine and started making homemade bread.

When Christene and Katie were little one of their favorite church activities was communion. One of the ladies at church made fresh homemade round loaves of bread for the communion bread.

Katie loved to go to church as a young girl and loved communion. She especially loves communion bread. When Katie was around three years old it was her suggestion that we make a loaf just like in church.

I started making in the bread machine a loaf of bread and forming it in the shape of the community bread we have on Sundays.  Katie’s suggestion started a long tradition of making homemade bread in our bread machine on Sundays after church.

Machine Bread Fresh Homemade Bread a Traditional Sally Lunn Recipe.on green plate with butter

Fresh Ingredients & Sally Lunn Our Best Recipe

One thing you must be aware of is that the bread does spoil quicker as it doesn’t have any preservatives. We make a basic white loaf, French bread white loaf, a Sally Lunn, and pizza dough. We have tried to experiment with several other types of whole wheat or with herb bread but these are the family’s favorites.

I use the dough setting on our Wolfgang Puck Bread Machine and let it rise for an hour on the counter in a warm place.  

I bake it in the oven at 400° for 15 minutes or an internal temperature of hundred and 190°. This is been a Sunday tradition and our home for many years and we have continued it to this day, especially in the fall and winter months.

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There is nothing more comforting and reminds you of a loving home than the smell of homemade bread. I know your family will make loving memories of making and eating bread from your bread machine.

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Sally Lunn Bread Machine Bread for Sundays

Easy Bread Machine White Bread Dough Recipe. Nothing makes a house feel like home other than having the smell of fresh bread baking. With our busy lives, you may not think you can have that warm fluffy bread ready for your family to eat. But you can with the convenience of a bread machine and a traditional bread recipe, you can serve your family fresh homemade bread where you control the ingredients.

  • Author: Crafting a Family
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 120
  • Total Time: 2 hours 10 minutes
  • Category: Bread
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American

Ingredients

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  • 2 eggs plus enough water to make 1 1/3 cup
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons of salt
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • ⅓ cup softened butter
  • 4 cups flour
  • 1 ½ tsp bread machine dry yeast
  • this makes a 2-pound loaf in the bread machine

Instructions

  1. Place all ingredients in the order listed in the bread machine.
  2. Set on the dough setting
  3. When the bread machine is finished transfer to a greased and floured cookie sheet and form to the shape of the loaf you would like.
  4. Let rise on the counter or warm location for about an hour until it has doubled in size.
  5. Set the oven to 400°
  6. After the oven has preheated bake for 15 to 20 minutes, to an internal temperature of 190°

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3 Comments

  1. This looks amazing! I love homemade bread.

    Thanks for sharing on the Family Joy Blog Link Party!

    >> Christene
    Keys to Inspiration

  2. Is there anything better then the smell of fresh homemade bread?! Our To grandma’s house we go link party just opened this morning, we would love to have you!

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