I found that making homemade bread (I mean, bread made in a bread machine) is a great way to make the house smell like I have slaved for hours in the kitchen. I tried an orange marmalade bread over the weekend:
It turned out very tasty, especially with a bit of apricot preserves:
Here is the recipe (from “Great Bread Machine Baking” by Marlene Brown):
1/2 cup warm water (80 F)
1/2 cup orange marmalade or apricot preserves
1/4 butter, softened and cut up
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon grated lemon peel
3 1/2 cups bread flour, unsifted
2 1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast
1. If your machine does not have a preheat cycle, combine water and marmalade or preserves and heat in microwave on HIGH power for 30 seconds. Add to the bread pan with remaining ingredients according to the manufacturer’s directions for your machine. Set the CYCLE, LOAF SIZE, and CRUST SETTING. Press START.
2. After about 5 minutes of kneading, check the consistency of your dough. If dough is not in a smooth round ball, open lid and with machine ON, add liquid a tablespoon at a time if too dry, or add flour a tablespoon at a time if too wet.
3. Remove the bread promptly from the pan when the machine beeps or on completing the cycle. Cool on rack before slicing.
I am working on my Sunbonnet Sue quilt deadline. I hope to have some pictures for you soon! Have a lovely day.