Honey Wheat Bread | Recipe

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It’s no secret we love our bread maker. We make pizza, rosemary bread, cinnamon raisin bread, more pizza, french bread, oh, and more pizza. This recipe is for honey wheat bread. Serve warm with a buttery topping.

  • 1 1/2 Cup warm water
  • 2 Tablespoons room temperature butter
  • 1/2 Cup honey
  • 2 Cups bread flour
  • 2 Cups wheat flour
  • 1 Tablespoon + 2 teaspoons cocoa powder
  • 1 Tablespoon sugar
  • 1 Teaspoon salt
  • 2 1/4 Teaspoons yeast


  1. Place all ingredients in your bread machine.  In the order you normally would.
  2. Run on dough setting.
  3. Allow dough to rise for 1 hour.
  4. Divide dough into 6 equal pieces.

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  5. Place pieces equally into a loaf pan, or on a a cookie sheet. Cover and allow to rise for 1 hour.

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  6. Bake at 350 for 20 to 25 minutes.

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  7. Serve warm and enjoy!

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Cinnamon Raisin Bread | Recipe

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This recipe is delish and it’s easy to make using your bread machine. It’s best when toasted and topped with a buttery spread or if it’s a few days old works well as french toast! That is, if it lasts that long.

Cinnamon Raisin Bread

  • 1 1/4 Cups plus 2 Tablespoons hot water
  • 2 Tablespoons oil
  • 3 Tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon cinnamon
  • 2 Tablespoons powdered milk
  • 2 Teaspoons salt
  • 4 Cups bread flour
  • 2 1/2 Teaspoons yeast

Add ingredients in order given.  Choose fruit and nut setting on bread maker.  Add 2 generous handfuls of each raisins and craisins when bread maker signals to add fruit.  (If using a bread maker with a reservoir for fruit, use about 2/3 cup)

If wanting to bake bread in the oven, follow recipe but put the bread maker on the dough setting.  Take dough out and roll it into a rectangle.  Spread a small amount (1-2 Tablespoons) melted butter and sprinkle with sugar and cinnamon.  Roll like a jelly roll and put it in a greased loaf pan.  Cover and let rise approx. 40 minutes.  Bake at 400 degrees for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown.

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French Bread | Recipe

French Bread Recipe

  • 1 Cup warm water
  • 1 Tablespoon sugar
  • 1 1/2 Teaspoon salt
  • 3 1/2 Cup bread flour
  • 2 Teaspoon yeast
  1. Place ingredients in your bread machine in the order shown above and use setting for dough.
  2. Place on a lightly floured surface. Roll into a large rectangle and starting with the longest side, roll up tightly, pressing the seams to seal and tapering each end.
  3. Place on a greased baking sheet, cover and allow to rise 40 minutes.
  4. Brush the loaf with a glaze made of 1/2 teaspoon salt and 2 tablespoons of water.
  5. Bake in a preheated oven at 400 degrees for 25 minutes.

Variations: Add 1/4 cups dehydrated onion to the dough. Shape dough in a ball and bake. Divide into 12 ovals and bake. Or make twists with 12 equal dough pieces folded in half and twisted.

My sister used this recipe to make bruschetta which was delicious!

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Great Bread Machine Bread

If you have a bread machine, I am happy to share a simple and basic recipe for great bread machine bread. This is a basic white bread recipe, you may never buy bread from the store again!

Bread Machine Bread

  • 1 Cup warm water (110 degrees F)
  • 2 Tablespoons white sugar
  • 1 Package bread machine yeast
  • 1/4 Cup vegetable oil
  • 3 Cups bread flour
  • 1 Teaspoon salt

Combine warm water, yeast, and sugar in the bread pan. Let sit for 10 minutes until the yeast becomes frothy. Add oil followed by the flour and then salt. Bake on your bread machine’s basic bread setting.

Alternatively, you can use the dough setting, transfer to a loaf pan and allow to rise for 25 minutes. Then bake at 400 degrees F for 25-35 minutes or until golden brown.

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Homemade Croutons | Recipe

I’m always excited to turn one food into something else once it is no longer good for its original use, for example, this post on 5 Ways to Use Brown Bananas. If you’ve made or bought bread that is a few days old and is getting too hard to use, don’t throw it out, you can make croutons. A great type of bread to do this is my  Rosemary Bread. Use these croutons to salads and soups or make stuffing.

Homemade Croutons

  • 2 Cups day old bread, cubed
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 Tablespoons Italian seasoning or a blend of oregano, basil, and rosemary
  • 1 Teaspoon garlic powder

Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. Place cubed bread in a large bowl, drizzle olive oil over your bread while stirring until lightly coated. Sprinkle your seasoning and garlic powder over the bread crumbs and stir until evenly coated. Use less or more seasoning as desired.  Transfer mixture to a cookie sheet with aluminum foil, be sure to separate the pieces as much as possible. Bake for 10 minutes and stir halfway in. Bake until your croutons are golden. After cooled, store croutons in an airtight container.

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