So now I must admit to my addiction, bread machines, this must be like the twelve step program, admit you have a problem. Well mine started very innocently , I had "one" bread machine many years ago, but it grew dusty so I gave it away to my sister-in-law. Then about two years ago I started making homemade yogurt and saving money and being more frugal and I really wanted to make bread again, yeah I know I could use my Kitchenaid Mixer, but I missed the bread machine. So I posted on our local Free cycle board and asked if anyone had one they would like to part with and low and behold I got one "free" and that started it all. I became very good at this bread thing.
Ok step two I like to go to garage sales, bread machines 2-5 were all bought at garage sales for 10 bucks or less, in fact only one cost 10 because the lady would not make a deal. Ok step 3, I start sharing my bread at work, somebody gives me the name The Bread Fairy and suggest maybe I should make it a business. Hmmm, sounded like a long shot to me. Then some nice lady I worked with designed the Bread Fairy , if you go look at my about me , that's not me but my Fairy. I bake and sell to friends and coworkers right now and use the many bread machines I have acquired to help me speed up the process. So now that I have admitted I have a problem I can move on......... Maybe to more bread machines you know that garage sale season is getting ready to start................
Now on to this weeks new bread I tried, Apricot Oatmeal Bread, I found this recipe on Allrecipes.com. I did accidentally change one or two things in the recipe. I added as I always do 4 teaspoons of vital wheat gluten and I added the honey to the bread, it was supposed to brushed on top after it was baked, oops............ I use the dough cycle on my machine and let it rise for a second time for about 45 minutes and baked it at 350 degrees for 40 minutes.
Below is the dough all mixed up in the machine.
The next picture is of the dough after it has risen for 45 minutes and ready to go in the oven.
Next is the bread baked brushed with butter oops not the honey like it was supposed to be.
Now the cut bread and its tasty insides.
The verdict on this bread is 5 stars. It has orange juice in it so it has a hint of citrus and the cinnamon and apricots give it a taste boost. It is a LARGE loaf of bread , so if you try to make this in your bread machine make sure you have a 2 pound capability. I think I would definitely make this again, just because I love apricots hehehe.
So if you would like to see the recipe please click on the link above and it will take you to the page.
Next time I think I will share my Peanut Butter Bread Recipe with you it is also to die for, so until next time thanks for stopping by. Oh and if you like what you see please follow me on Google Connect.