We make all of our bread. I don’t usually use a bread machine. Not that I’m against them, but I enjoy the whole process of bread making, especially the kneading. I also like to bake my bread in my cast iron dutch oven because of the artisan look it gives the loaf.
We had an excessively hot summer. Temperatures were 105 on average with high humidity. Turning the oven on to bake bread would cause the house to get hot and make the air conditioner run non-stop. This prompted me to adapt our favorite bread recipe for a bread machine. After a couple of disappointing loaves, I figured it out. I’ll share my recipe with you and my best bread making tips and tricks with you.