Awesome Homemade Crusty Bread (ABM)

Patricia J.


This recipe was posted by Marie on 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.

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35 Min


Bread Machine


1 1/3 c
warm water
2 1/4 tsp
bread machine yeast
2 2/3 Tbsp
2 2/3 Tbsp
1 1/3 tsp
3 1/3 c
all purpose flour

Directions Step-By-Step

Place ingredients in your bread machine according to directions.
You can either bake it in your bread machine or set it on your dough cycle.
If you use your dough cycle (which I prefer), remove your dough from the ABM and place on a lightly floured board.
Knead 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).
Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for approximately 35 minutes (you should have a hollow sound when you tap your bread).
Remove 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.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Breads
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Dairy Free
Other Tag: Quick & Easy