1Sift flour, salt and sugar together and set aside.
All purpose flour will work with this recipe since it is a rustic type bread.
2If using fresh chives, finely chop and set aside
3Warm milk in microwave for 20 seconds.to 105-110º F. If not warm enough, add an additonal 10 seconds. If you don't have a thermometer, sprinkle a few drops on the inside of your wrist; it should be lukewarm (similar to a baby's formula)
CAUTION: DO NOT OVERHEAT OR IT WILL KILL YEAST ACTION.
4Warm cream cheese in microwave for 10 seconds just enough to make it a custardy consistency.
5Pour milk, slightlly beaten egg, and sour cream in the bread machine pan.
6Carefully add flour mixture, making sure to completely cover liquid.
7Add potato flakes and chives to top of flour.
8Make indentation (well) in the flour and place yeast in it.
9Machine settings: Basic or Rapid are both acceptable with Medium dark crust