It set the bar high, as far as bread goes, and I’ve sought out something similar ever since.
Cue last year, when my mom gave us a bread machine! Ours is a brushed-silver Cuisineart Automatic Bread machine. As far as kitchen appliances go, I love it, my mom used to make the best kaiser buns when I was a kid, I wanted one ever since! It’s so easy to literally set-it and forget it. You just dump in the ingredients in, and you have delicious preservative-free, vegan, non-sodium laden bread made with ingredients you can pronounce.
This bread’s crust is not quite Grandma Sycamore level squishy, but the flavor is pretty dead-on. I think if I used bleached flour and omitted the vital wheat gluten it would probably turn out even closer, but I don’t mind a little density in my bread, and I prefer the healthier Ultragrain flour.
*Check your ingredients if you have dietary restrictions—some processed foods may need to be subbed for my Kosher-keeping friends.
Soft, Easy Breadmaker Bread Recipe
Then add 2 ½ tablespoons of sugar and stir to dissolve. I use raw sugar, so you have to stir it around a bit to get it from sinking to the bottom.