New bread machine for Christmas! The Zojirushi 1lb bread machine. I’ve creatively nicknamed her Zoji.
I really wanted to try to replicate our favorite Rosemary Olive Oil bread from Harris Teeter for the first loaf. Because it’s amazing, and why would I want to do something crazy like use one of the recipes that is included with my machine?
A little internet searching found me this Cuisinart page — it says it’s for a 1lb loaf, but not a single one of the recipes that came with Zoji called for 2 tsp of yeast, so I modified thusly:
- 3/4 cup water
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 3/4 teaspoon salt
- 2 cups King Arthur unbleached bread flour
- 3 teaspoons fresh chopped rosemary
- 1 teaspoon active dry yeast
Everything went in the machine in the order listed, and set to regular density (not soft or firm) and regular crust (not light). 3:40 to finish.
Survey says? It was really tasty. Crust was pretty light – we’d prefer it darker – and the bread itself was very fluffy and light.
- Try firm setting? It was perfect for slathering with butter and dipping in soup, but would not have been firm enough for sandwiches.
- The loaf rose within millimeters of hitting the lid. Maybe back off of the yeast just a touch? (Can’t imagine if I’d have followed the 2 tsp yeast in the linked recipe!)
- Maybe look for a foccacia recipe? I think to better match the HT bread, I need to use more olive oil. The HT bread is more of a sourdough-based texture.