A Baker's Secret for Bread Machines

A Baker's Secret for Bread Machines

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  • Prep

    5 m
  • Cook

    2 h 55 m
  • Ready In

    3 h
Recipe by  Rob

“Rules - Schmules! A 40 year master baker reveals a bread secret that will change bread machine baking forever! After 3 years and 500 loaves, my kids say plain white and cinnamon are the best. What do you think?”

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Original recipe yields 1 - 1 pound loaf



  1. Ignore the bread machine directions. Place warm water and lard into the bread machine pan. Sprinkle in the yeast. Pour in flour and salt. Toss in cinnamon if desired. Select cycle; press Start.

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It's a keeper, BUT with a few alterations. I did it first exactly has laid out, and it was too salty and didn't rise. The second time, I put the yeast in in the traditional way, on top. I also halved the salt, added one tablespoon of honey, and substituted butter for the lard. It turned out great this way!! And I never like homemade bread!



This has to be the very best recipe for the bread machine I have ever tried. The side bonus here is that recent medical research has found that lard is a "good fat" and less harmful than most margarines. I recommend this highly. Just a note, I found that setting the crust for light made it more moist.



I loved this bread! Substitued olive oil for the lard, and added 1 teaspoon sugar to the mix. Placed a little of the warm water, the sugar and yeast in the bottom of the machine bowl and left to proove for ten minutes before addding the rest of the ingredients. Then baked on fast cycle (or near 2 hour cycle) and light crust selection.

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Amount Per Serving (10 total)

  • Calories
  • 162 cal
  • 8%
  • Fat
  • 3.2 g
  • 5%
  • Carbs
  • 27.8 g
  • 9%
  • Protein
  • 4.8 g
  • 10%
  • Cholesterol
  • 2 mg
  • < 1%
  • Sodium
  • 234 mg
  • 9%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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