It's Whatever Wednesday and I'm really running late this morning.  I stayed up WAY past my bedtime looking at seed catalogs for spring plantings and just couldn't get my biscuits out of bed!  My friend Roxanne and I have made our lists and are checking them twice and since I'm so late, so I'm just going to share my kids' favorite recipe for bread.  It's easy to throw in the Bread Maker and they seem to gobble up the entire loaf between afterschool feeding frenzy and supper.  I can spend the morning stamping in my office.  Throw the ingredients in before lunch and I usually just send it through the dough cycle, put it in a greased pan and rise and bake it from there.  It looks like I've spent the entire day lovingly preparing food for the table.  Toss a little flour on my black rooster apron and bam, Rob's thinkin' I'm the queen!  If I throw a venison roast in, I could probably ask for the moon and get it too.  The way to a man's heart is through a venison roast and a loaf of bread.

Bead Maker White Bread

Share by a good friend, Linda Debelak (the real queen in the kitchen!)

  • 3 T butter or butter-Crisco
  • 1 1/2 t. salt
  • 3 T Sweetener (I use either white or brown sugar or honey or molasses – doesn't matter)
  • 1 egg (small one usually) – (ha I've got lots of those – FYI egg delivery in Waukesha, Wales, Delafield, Mukwonago etc. on Fridays – call if you want to get on the route)
  • 1 1/3 c. milk (I microwave it for 1-2 minutes to warm it)
  • 4 c. flour (White, wh. wheat or a mix)
  • a couple tablespoons of flax seed or cracked wheat if desired
  • 3 t. yeast

After it goes through the dough cycle, shape into loaves.  Then let rise and back at 350 for 24 minutes or so.