This recipe was posted by Marie on Food.com. It was originally a 1 1/2 lb. loaf and I adjusted it to a 2 pound loaf. This is my favorite bread to make. Very easy and the ingredients are very simple with no eggs or dairy products. The flavor is excellent and reminds me of French Bread. Good for toast and sandwiches. Will stay moist for at least four days (never lasts that long around here)! This is the bread that my 93 year old mother asks if I'm making that day as it is her favorite bread also. Servings will depend on how thick you slice it.
1Place ingredients in your bread machine according to directions.
2You can either bake it in your bread machine or set it on your dough cycle.
3If you use your dough cycle (which I prefer), remove your dough from the ABM and place on a lightly floured board.
4Knead the bread a few times to remove the air bubbles and then form the dough into a loaf. Place the loaf in a 9x5-inch bread pan that has been sprayed with Wilton Bake Easy (or use a similar baking spray). Let rise till doubled in size (this won't take very long so watch closely).
5Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for approximately 35 minutes (you should have a hollow sound when you tap your bread).
6Remove from the oven and let cool in pan for 10 minutes. Then remove from the pan and finish cooling on a wire rack. Slice and enjoy.