My mother is an AMAZING baker, for almost 15 years she churned out homemade buns, biscuits, rolls, crust, and everything in between. All done daily in the local elementary school kitchen for hundreds of hungry tummies. She can make anything from scratch and her cinnamon rolls and pretzels are particularly amazing. This being said I have inherited her taste for fine homemade goods……just not the patience to do it by hand.
Two Christmas’s ago I received a bread machine and last Christmas I got the most wonderful cookbook to go with it, The Bread Lover’s Bread Machine Cookbook. This book is jam packed with 300+ recipes for both bread in and out of my machine. It’s literally to die for! So thanks to this wonderful book I bring you today, Applesauce Bread!
It’s sooooo easy to cook in the bread machine. Step one: add all wet ingredients to bottom of the pan.
Step two: mix all dry ingredients together (except yeast) and pour over wet ingredients.
Step three: add yeast on top of dry goods.
Step four: punch in the machine settings for you bread type, hit start, and walk away!
The machine does all the mixing, kneading, proofing, and baking! Three hours later you get this….
This bread turned out golden and perfect. It has a nice dense texture perfect for toast and a lovely hint of apple pie flavor. This recipe gets a star in my copy of the book to definitely use again!
I packed some for breakfast today along with some of my homemade jam and it was beyond delicious for breakfast on this cool autumn morning!
The machine lets me be my mothers’ daughter, just in my own way! I love the way my house smells because of baking bread, and this way I still get to knit at the same time!
Stay tuned tomorrow for my FO Friday and one of my largest finished projects ever!!!!
Happy Knitting! (And baking 🙂 )