Bread Machine Milk and Honey Bread

Milk and Honey Bread
Diana Rattray
  • Total: 2 hrs 10 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 2 hrs
  • Yield: 1 Loaf (18 servings)
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
60 Calories
3g Fat
7g Carbs
1g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1 Loaf (18 servings)
Amount per serving
Calories 60
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3g 4%
Saturated Fat 2g 8%
Cholesterol 6mg 2%
Sodium 279mg 12%
Total Carbohydrate 7g 3%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Protein 1g
Calcium 27mg 2%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This is a delicious homemade yeast bread, and the bread machine makes preparation almost hands-free. It's a wonderful bread for sandwiches and toast, with a light sweetness that complements a variety of flavors. If you've been buying loaves of the typical white bread at the store, you will love making it yourself instead. The aroma of the bread as it bakes is itself worth the effort.

You will need to consult the instructions for your bread machine, as models can differ in the order in which you add the ingredients. Most models not only have written instructions, but they are also available online, along with instructional videos.

The yeast is one ingredient that requires special attention to its "use by" date. Be sure to keep it refrigerated or frozen before use. If you have a kind other than active dry yeast, use these conversions: 2 teaspoons active dry yeast equals 1 1/2 teaspoons rapid-rise, instant, or bread machine yeast.

You can also make dough for dinner rolls instead of a loaf, using the dough cycle on your machine.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup plus 1 tablespoon milk
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 3 tablespoons butter (melted)
  • 3 cups bread flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons active dry yeast

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Add ingredients (milk, honey, butter, flour, salt, and yeast) to the bread machine pan in the order recommended by your bread machine manufacturer.

  3. Choose the basic or white bread setting and the medium crust setting.

  4. Start the bread machine.

  5. Remove the hot loaf as soon as it is finished. If you leave it in the machine it can get soggy. Place it on a wire rack to cool completely.

  6. Once cooled, slice the bread and serve or store it for future use.

Storing Your Milk and Honey Bread

If you will be using the bread over the next three days, you can store it at room temperature in foil, plastic wrap, or a plastic bag. Choose a cool, dry place to keep your bread loaf.

If you need to store the bread for longer, freeze the cooled loaf in a freezer bag. Label the bag with the date, contents, and a "use by" date three months in the future. When you want to use it, take it out of the freezer and allow it to thaw at room temperature for one hour.

Recipe Variation: Making Rolls

You can use the same recipe to have your bread machine prepare the dough to make milk and honey dinner rolls. Add the ingredients to your bread machine and use the dough setting. Once it is done, do the following:

  1. Remove the dough, divide into about 10 to 12 pieces, and shape the dough into rolls on a floured surface.
  2. Place the rolls in a pan and let them rise for about 45 minutes, or until doubled.
  3. Bake the rolls at 375 F for 15 to 20 minutes, or until golden brown.

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