I’ve been doing a lot of Netflix watching lately, mainly because when I leave my house the air hurts my face. I absolutely HATE the cold. I’m shocked I haven’t moved out of the northeast yet.
But I digress. My current Netflix obsession is The Great British Baking Show. It’s so adorable. The contestants seem to genuinely care about their craft, being successful, and being good to one another. The competition isn’t intense in the slightest – nobody is at each other’s throats. Such a breath of fresh air!
I was watching an episode where the contestants had to bake different kinds of bread. They started by baking rolls using rye flour, then they had to move on to baking ciabatta loaves, and then they had the freedom to bake a bread of their choice. Overall, I was pretty inspired (and hardcore craving fresh bread) by the time the episode was over. My bread machine was calling me. I had a can of poppy seed filling left in the pantry from my Christmas baking, and I figured this would be a good time to put it to use. I was right 🙂
POPPY SEED BREAD
WHAT YOU NEED:
1 can (12.5 oz) of poppy seed filling
2/3 cup of unsweetened vanilla almond milk
1 tsp. of salt
2 Tbsp. of butter, cut into pieces
3 cups of bread flour
2 tsp. of bread machine yeast
WHAT TO DO:
- In a medium-sized bowl, whisk together the almond milk, egg, poppy seed filling, and salt.
- Pour mixture into the pan of your bread machine. Add the cut up butter.
- Add the bread flour into the pan. Using your finger, make a well. Fill the well with the yeast.
- Set the bread machine to the BASIC cycle, 2 lb. LOAF, and MEDIUM crust.
- Let the machine work its magic! It will knead the dough, let it rise, and bake all in the pan of the bread machine.
- Once the machine beeps, the bread is done. Immediately remove the bread from the machine and allow to cool before serving.