I’m not much of a kitchen accessory lover, but there are two things I cannot live without: my ice cream machine and my bread maker. You literally throw all the ingredients into the bread pan, put it into the machine and press a button. Within two hours the house is engulfed with the smell of freshly baked bread – it has nothing on your local bakery.
I try to experiment with different bread recipes, but I think I finally found my favourite. This sourdough bread has an almost sticky texture and taste just as good the next day when toasted. Baking sourdough bread has always intimidated me as it is quite a lengthy process, but if you have a bread maker you need to try this one out.
For a 750 g bread – Recipe adapted from the Morphy Richards Fusion Bread Maker recipe booklet
220 ml water
1 tablespoon butter (room temperature)
200 ml Greek yogurt
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon sugar
540 g bread flour
1,5 teaspoons yeast
1. Pour the water and butter in the bread pan.
2. Add the yogurt, lemon juice, salt, sugar and flour.
3. Finally, add the yeast. Bake according to your machine’s specifications.