This soft sweet bread is perfect straight out of the oven with a little melted butter. Incredibly soft with just the right amount of sweet, this bread is must try. It will quickly become a must make for family meals.
Everybody needs a simple to make bread recipe and I got one for you! This Soft Sweet Bread is made in the bread machine and couldn't be more simple.
This bread is great on its own for breakfast or alongside a main dish for supper. This bread sings when dipped into homemade spaghetti sauce.
The ingredients are pretty basic and you probably have a lot of them in your fridge or pantry already.
If you don't have a bread machine, you could make this with a stand mixer, however the dough will need to let rise in a warm place whereas the bread machine does the rising for you.
Adding the bread ingredients to the bread machine
It is important to remember the ingredients put into the bread machine for this sweet bread be placed in the order listed.
It won't work if the yeast is placed first with the water, for example. The flour and yeast always needs to be on the top of the ingredients.
The water temperature needs to be around 80 degrees. I don't ever test the temperature of the water with a thermometer, I just know that 48 seconds in my microwave is exactly right. Do a little testing and see what time will bring you to 80 degrees.
Choosing the flour
Bread machine flour can be used for this recipe. I personally always just use all purpose flour. It works just fine.
Unbleached all purpose flour or bleached will work however, do not use whole wheat. Whole wheat is heavier and unless you have a lot of experience working with whole wheat flour, I would not use it for this sweet bread recipe.
Rolling out the dough
After the dough is done, it will need to be divided into two equal sections. Set one section aside and on a lightly floured surface, roll one section of dough out into a rectangle (or if you are like me, rectangle-ish! Remember the cinnamon rolls?).
Then simply roll the dough up starting with the long side. Like you would for cinnamon rolls. Rolling the dough this way will produce small, compact loaves, perfect for this recipe.
Place the bread dough loaves on a lightly greased baking sheet and bake at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes.
Yes, you can! That would be a fun addition.
Yes you can! We typically don't just to please a members of this household, but topping this bread with a little bit of butter would be great.
To store this bread, wrap up tightly in plastic wrap. This sweet bread and stay on the counter for up to 5 days.
This bread is a great addition to any meal. Super soft and delicious, once you make this bread, it will be a fast favorite!
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Soft Sweet Bread
- 1 cup warm water 80 degrees
- 1 egg
- 1 Tablespoon oil
- ⅓ cup sugar
- 1 Teaspoon salt
- 3 ½ cups flour
- 1 Teaspoon yeast active dry
- Using a bread machine, place the ingredients in the order listed
- Set the machine to the dough cycle
- After machine is done, divide the dough into two sections of dough.
- I take a section of dough, set on a floured surface and roll the dough out in a rectangle shape. I then roll the dough up, starting with the long side (like with cinnamon rolls)
- Place the dough on a greased baking sheet
- Let dough rise while oven is preheating to 350*
- Bake at 350* for 15-20 minutes