We’re using a bread machine today, folks, because November is a BUSY month! Between launching the Global Recipe Project cookbook and keeping up other projects, the convenience of my bread machine is alluring. If you prefer to go old school, this recipe will work just as well if you knead the dough by hand as we’ve done with many other bread recipes.
This bread is earthy and spicy, not too sweet – the perfect accompaniment to a hearty meal of beef stew or perhaps pumpkin soup. Enjoy!
1/4 cup butter, softened
1 1/4 cup lukewarm apple cider
2 tablespoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
3 1/2 cups flour
1/4 ounce packet of active dry yeast
This is the marvel of bread machines… simply add the ingredients to a bread machine in the order listed above (wet ingredients in first, yeast in last), and turn on your machine! I used a “sweet bread” setting with “medium crust.” A “white bread” setting would work just as well.
My bread was ready in just over three hours; times will vary depending upon the machine.