“I often make homemade French bread to serve with soup for my family,” says Ruth Fueller of Barmstedt, Germany. “Since I love variety in my cooking, I tried adding dried minced onion to my usual recipe in attempts to copy a bread I had tasted, creating these two tasty loaves. Using the bread machine on the dough setting is a great timesaver.”
"My father and I love Greek food, so we developed this recipe that features feta cheese and olives," explains Melanie Parker of Gloucester, Ontario. "Zesty slices dress up any meal, and leftovers make great salad croutons.
"I sampled a wonderful gourmet bread during an out-of-town trip," says Melissa Vannoy of Childress, Texas. "When I got home, I tried to re-create it in my bread machine and came up with this hearty whole wheat bread chock-full of sunflower kernels, and poppy and sesame seeds."
This golden brown bread offers satisfying sweetness in every slice. The hearty round loaves rise well and cut beautifully. With an egg wash and a sprinkling of Italian seasoning, the bread looks pretty, too.
Cottage Grove, Minnesota
I use the "dough only" cycle on my bread machine to prepare these melt-in-your-mouth breadsticks that my family of five gobbles up! The soft, chewy breadsticks are irresistible when brushed with butter and sprinkled with Parmesan cheese. They're the perfect accompaniment to soups or Italian entrees.
-Christy Eichelberger, Jesup, Iowa
"It's impossible to eat just one of these soft, yummy sticky buns—they have wonderful old fashioned goodness," assures Dorothy Showalter of Broadway, Virginia. Use the conventional method or, like Dorothy does, your bread machine to make the dough.