Over the duration of my visit, my sister in law made two loaves - each took about 3 hours to make, start to finish, using a bread maker. Throwing the ingredients in takes only 5 minutes and the remainder time is the rising and baking (which the machine does for you).
This inspired me to get a bread maker and all I can say is wow- I have become a bread making machine!
Making your own bread is so easy! These days It can easily fit into anyone's busy life with program options like cooking overnight (wake up to the smell of fresh bread....sigh) or "quick bake" which only takes an hour!
It feels so good to know exactly what is going into my bread and it tastes so much better than what you get at the store! Nothing beats warm bread and butter.
Here is a recipe I have been making most frequently but I hope to post many more!
Place the water, sugar and yeast in the pan of the bread machine. Let the yeast dissolve and foam for 10 minutes. Add the oil, flour and salt to the yeast. Select Basic or White Bread setting, and press Start.