Sahara Bread

    3 hours 10 minutes

    This straightforward bread machine bread is excellent for sandwiches, toast and nutrition. My favourite standby.

    12 people made this

    Serves: 12 

    • 1/2 cup (125ml) warm water
    • 1/2 cup (125ml) warm milk
    • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
    • 2 1/2 cups (340g) bread flour
    • 1/2 cup (60g) wholemeal flour
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
    • 1 tablespoon margarine, softened
    • 1 tablespoon olive oil
    • 1 tablespoon white sugar
    • 2 teaspoons active dry yeast

    Preparation:10min  ›  Cook:3hours  ›  Ready in:3hours10min 

    1. Place ingredients in the pan of the bread machine in the order recommended by the manufacturer. Select cycle; press Start.

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    A really reliable standby. I prefer to use 1 cup brown flour & 2 cups white.  -  30 Jan 2001  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    Looking over the recipe I saw no need to make any adjustments other than using butter instead of margarine, although I suppose any number of them could be made if you'd want to tinker around with this. I was intrigued by the lemon juice and wondered if it might contribute a sort of buttermilk or even sourdough tang, but it doesn't. I wondered why the submitter chose to use both olive oil AND margarine, and milk AND water rather than one or the other. And why only a half cup of whole wheat flour when most recipes of this type would call for a cup. Whatever her reasons for her "little bit of this and a little bit of that," her recipe turns out a really nice loaf of bread - just a little wheaty (which appeals to me), soft but with a chewy crust (I used the medium crust setting) and just an all around good, everyday bread for toast, sandwiches or the dinner table. While I did stick to the ingredients list strictly (except for the butter switch) I did not heat the milk and water as the recipe directed. Rather, I stuck to the manufacturer's directions for my bread maker. This is the kind of recipe you'd return to over and over again when you just want a good, reliable, basic bread. Very glad I tried it!  -  04 Jun 2010  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    I have made this a couple of times and it turned out great each time. Very little adjustments were needed.  -  19 Feb 2009  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)