A bread machine is a pretty awesome kitchen tool – you can have a loaf of freshly baked bread with VERY little effort. The machine does almost everything for you – it mixes, kneads, forms a dough, rises, bakes, AND keeps the loaf warm. The only real work you need to put in is the order in which you layer your ingredients, and to adjust the amount of liquid in your dough depending on if it’s too dry or too sticky.
So far I have made quite a few loaves of bread, and I have been thoroughly impressed with the bread machine each time. It always manages to turn out a perfect loaf. If you are thinking about getting one or you’re on the fence, I highly recommend an Oster. My model can be found here.
Coconut sandwich bread is one of the first loaves I’ve baked in the bread machine. It is dairy and egg-free with a slightly sweet coconut taste. It’s absolutely perfect for making toast with a bit of butter and jam, or a nutella sandwich (my favorite).
COCONUT SANDWICH BREAD
WHAT YOU NEED:
1 1/4 cups of coconut milk (NOT coconut cream!)
1 tsp. of coconut extract
3 cups of bread flour
1 1/2 tsp. of salt
2 1/4 tsp. of bread machine yeast
WHAT TO DO:
- Layer your ingredients into the bread machine pan in the following order (DO NOT MIX): coconut milk, coconut extract, salt, bread flour.
- With your finger, make a “well” in the center of the bread flour. Pour the bread machine yeast inside the well.
- Close the lid of the bread machine and turn the machine on. Adjust the machine to the following settings: CRUST COLOR – MEDIUM, BASIC CYCLE. Press start.
Just like that, the machine will start working its magic!
It will AUTOMATICALLY mix, knead, and form a dough…
Allow the bread to rise inside the machine…
And bake it to perfection.
IT IS LITERALLY A PERFECT LOAF OF BREAD.