Free Bread Machine Recipes

Even if you're a novice you can make all sorts of delicious home made breads in your bread maker. Here are some mouth watering and free bread machine recipes with easy-to-follow directions. And, if these don't appeal, there are hundreds more to choose from.

If you've never made any bread recipes except those that came in your bread machine's recipe book, don't be afraid to experiment baking new and scrumptious breads. Bread makers make baking bread almost child's play; just follow the instructions below and explore the tasty world of wholesome, home made bread.

Almond and Poppy Seed Bread

Nuts and seeds are complementary ingredients in many breads. This recipe conjures up images of family summer picnics.

Ingredients - this will make a 1 1/2lb loaf

1 1/4 cups buttermilk
1 1/2 tablespoons almond extract
3 tablespoons honey or maple syrup
1/3 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 tablespoons of poppy seeds
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/2 tablespoons of gluten (optional)
3 1/3 cups whole wheat flour
1 1/2 teaspoons of yeast
1/2 cup almonds, chopped

Directions

Except for the nuts, put all the ingredients into the bread pan in the order recommended by the manufacturer. Select your machine's sweet cycle with a light crust setting. Add the nuts when you hear the bread machine's signal to do so.

Orange Millet Bread

This is a lovely sweet, citrus bread that's perfect for Sunday afternoon tea.

Ingredients - this will make a 1 1/2lb loaf

5/8 cup of warm water
1/2 cup orange juice (freshly squeezed is best)
1 1/2 tablespoons of butter
1 1/2 tablespoons of honey
3 tablespoons of raisins
Grated rind of 1 orange
2 cups white bread flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
3 tablespoons whole millet
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
3 tablespoons raw, unsalted sunflower seeds
3 teaspoons active dry yeast

Directions

Put all the ingredients into the bread pan in the order recommended by the manufacturer. Select your machine's sweet cycle with a light crust setting.

Potato Bread

This is an old favorite. Rather than using raw potatoes, this recipe makes it easy by using instant potato flakes.

Ingredients - this will make a 1 1/2lb loaf

3/4 cup of milk (you can us either full or semi skimmed)
3/8 cup of water
1 1/2 tablespoons butter
3 cup bread flour
1/4 cup instant potato flakes
1 1/2 tablespoons granulated sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
2 teaspoons active dry yeast

Directions

Put all the ingredients into the bread pan in the order recommended by the manufacturer. Select your machine's basic bread cycle.

Cheese and Roasted Red Pepper Bread

An exotic bread that is perfect for any Mediterranean or North African meal.

Ingredients - this will make a 2lb loaf

3/4 cup of warm water
1/3 cup chopped roasted red bell peppers (other sweet peppers are fine too)
1 tablespoon of softened butter
2 cloves of crushed garlic
3 1/4 cups white bread flour
1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese (try to use fresh if possible)
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
1 1/4 teaspoons salt
1 1/2 teaspoons dried basil leaves
2 teaspoons active dry yeast

Directions

Put all the ingredients into the bread pan in the order recommended by the manufacturer. Select your machine's basic bread cycle.

The above recipes are just a tiny fraction of the free bread machine recipes that are available online. Go on, experiment and broaden your bread baking world.

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