Firm White Russian Bread

I love my new breadmaker! It’s a very basic model BlackDecker, but it works its magic just like any of the upscale models!  All you need to do is to add the ingredients to the bread pan, and voila! in 3-4 hours you can enjoy the goodness of freshly baked bread.

This particular kind of bread strongly resembles the freshly baked firm white bread of my childhood in the Soviet Union. Every other morning in the summer, I would walk to the nearby supermarket bakery for a loaf of fresh bread.

The white sandwich bread in Canada and the US is too soft for my liking, but this machine bread turned out to be the perfect texture!

This recipe makes a 1.5 loaf of bread.

  • 1 1/4 cups + 2 tbsp water
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 3/4 tbsp sugar
  • 3 1/4 cups white flour
  • 1 1/4 tsp yeast

Add ingredients into the bread pan in the order listed.  Select basic cycle and wait until the baking cycle is done. Remove bread from the breadmaker pan. Rub the top of bread with oil. Broil in a pre-heated oven for 10 min or so until the top of the bread has  a deep brown colour.

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