Ok... Here is what I know... If you know about how to make bread without a bread-maker, than you should have absolutly NO problem with this recipe! Several of the bread machines have a single paddle, that do NOT "KNEAD" the way it should, and if it is not kneaded properly, you WILL end up with an ugly mess! Mine has a single, small paddle, and it didn't mix or knead the way it should, but with a bit of added assistance (Don't be afraid of popping the lid and helping a bit!) the dough comes out nice and smooth, which will allow it to rise sufficiantly! I used butter-flavor Crisco instead of lard(have lard, but wanted it to be lighter) and I substituted 1/4c milk for part of the water(1/4c, equal exchange), and substituded 1/4 c honey for 1/8c water... I did a double recipe, due to my larger bread machine... also, used all-purpose flour instead of bread flour, which should only make a difference in the weight. I did add the warm liquids and crisco, then the yeast, then waited apx 8 min before I added the flour and salt, then used BASIC/RAPID/LIGHT for my settings(Using a WestBend "America's Best" Machine) NOTE, on the second rise, DON'T open! Allow your dough to rise without interference, or it might fall, which will make a heavy, unacceptable loaf... came out perfect! Good luck to all that try this!
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Ok... Here is what I know... If you know about how to make bread without a bread-maker, than...