“Who says you should only eat Hot Cross Buns in April?” asks Alina Niemi of Honolulu Hawaii. “The bread machine does all the hard work, so they make an easy and decadent holiday treat that tastes like you put a lot of effort into them.”
In Greensboro, North Carolina, Chrystie Wear whips up homemade bread in her bread maker for this tasty filled pizza. “For variation, add veggies to the filling or make it a Rueben with salad dressing, corned beef, sauerkraut and Swiss cheese,” recommends Chrystie.
"This bread reminds me of sourdough without the trouble of having to prepare and replenish the starter," says Nita Anderson of Florence, Alabama. "Buttermilk gives a light tartness to the chewy loaf. It's a great all-purpose bread."
"My husband likes dense, hearty breads with a little crunch," says Lorraine Darocha of Mountain City, Tennessee. "So I took a basic wheat bread recipe and added crunchy sunflower seeds plus raisins and honey for sweetness. It's moist and tender but filling, too."
Made in the bread machine, this moist loaf has nice texture and great flavor. The cheese also gives the bread an appealing light orange tint. It smells so good while baking that I can hardly wait until it's done and cool enough to slice!
-Catherine Dawe, Kent, Ohio
"I have two bread machines, and i keep both of them going when the grandkids come to visit," explains Ray Rowe from Cadiz, Kentucky. "Featuring plenty of crunchy almonds, this bread is the best of any we've tried. We think it's particularly good toasted."
Caraway, poppy seed, sage and nutmeg give this tender bread its superb flavor. "I received a blue ribbon at our fall festival for this recipe," notes Doris White of De Land, Illinois. "My bread machine makes it convenient to prepare the dough for this loaf—it's light, delicious and the wheat flour makes it extra nutritious."
Charles Smith relies of a bread machine to mix the dough for these buttery golden breadsticks that are mildly seasoned with garlic and basil. "I like to use this dough when making pizza, too," says the Baltic, Connecticut reader. "It makes two 12-inch crusts."
"Because I have a busy schedule, I revamped this recipe so I could use my bread machine," writes Maureen DeGarmo of Martinez, California. "I also substituted canned pears, which make preparation even easier. We like it for a weekend breakfast treat."