A Baker’s Secret for Bread Machines

Rules – Schmules! A 40 year master baker reveals a bread secret that will change bread machine baking forever! After 3 years and 500 loaves, my kids say plain white and cinnamon are the best. What do you think?

Original recipe makes 1 – 1 pound loaf


7 fluid ounces warm water (110 degrees F/45 degrees C)
2 tablespoons lard
1 (.25 ounce) package active dry yeast
2 3/4 cups bread flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • PREP

    5 mins

  • COOK

    2 hrs 55 mins


    3 hrs


  1. Ignore the bread machine directions. Place warm water and lard into the bread machine pan. Sprinkle in the yeast. Pour in flour and salt. Toss in cinnamon if desired. Select cycle; press Start.


Calories: 162 kcal
Carbohydrates: 27.8 g
Cholesterol: 2 mg
Fat: 3.2 g
Fiber: 1.2 g
Protein: 4.8 g
Sodium: 234 mg