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The Beauty of a Bread Machine

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Friday I got a wild hair (or is it hare?) to bake some bread. Luckly I remember Kim & Kjell bought a bread machine, and I was lucky enough to borrow it. Well since Friday night i've baked 5 loaves of bread and gained 5lbs. The baking frenzy will calm, but i'm really excited about the idea of never having to buy bread again. The pictured loaf is a Jalapeno Cheese bread, the recipe is below the cut. Although my prized loaf so far is a delicious Rosemary and Olive Oil. I'll get some pictures and post the recipe soon.

I prefer making the dough in the machine and then baking the bread in the oven. However this particular recipe requires baking it in the oven.

Add these ingredients in this order:

1 cup milk 2 tablespoons melted butter / margarine 1 tablespoon sugar 1/2 teaspoon salt 3 cups flour 2 1/2 teaspoons yeast

Turn bread machine onto the dough setting and about half way through cycle  (so there is still one more kneading cycle left) add the following ingredients:

2 tablespoons finely chopped jalapenos - add more for a more spicy bread 1 tablespoon chopped or dry minced onion

Once the dough is ready roll it out and sprinkle the flat dough with 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese. Roll the dough back up and pop it in the oven at 350 degrees for 45 minutes or until it sounds hollow if you tap it with a knife.

This bread is so good with a yummy jelly spread on a slice. Enjoy!

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