Bread Machine Recipes

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Poppy Seed Loaf

Cooking Directions:
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1/2 cup warm water
3/4 cup buttermilk
3 tablespoons Crisco shortening -- plus
1 tablespoon butter
3 tablespoons sugar
1 1/4 teaspoons salt
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3 cups bread flour -- plus
2 tablespoons bread flour
2 tablespoons poppy seeds
1 1/2 teaspoons SAF instant yeast
(or 2 1/4 tspns active dry yeast)

Place the ingredients in the bread pan in the order recommended by your
machine's manufacturer. Process on the Basic cycle, Light Crust setting.

After dough mixes for 2 minutes, adjust liquid or dry, as needed. Use
your judgement. This dough must not be dry; must be smooth and supple to

This recipe yields a 1 1/2 pound loaf.

For oven baking; remove dough when finished kneading. Place in a greased
bowl, cover with nonstick sprayed plastic wrap. Let rise to double
volume, then remove to your board.

Dust with flour sparingly, form one large loaf for 9- by 5-inch wide pan,
or 12- by 4-inch pan, or two 8-inch loaf pans. OR: Make a braid using
three strands. Be creative. Cover with nonstick sprayed plastic to rise

When almost double, brush with egg glaze and bake at 350 degrees for
approximately 35 minutes. Should be a very rich-golden color crust.

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