This is a winning recipe! If the crust is not crusty enough for you from the bread machine, you can put it in the oven to get that right finish.
I have been making bread for 27 years. This is the best I have ever made. It's texture is perfect and flavor is as well. I am so happy to have found this. I thought home made bread was doomed to be heavy and nothing like you could buy. I reccomend it highly! - 24 Jan 2001 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)
This bread had a uniqueness that sets it apart from most breads made in "machines". The texture was firmer, and less spongelike than what usually comes out of bread machines---by the way, these qualites to me are WONDERFUL. I will make this bread often. Thank you for posting this recipe. Best wishes, Jeff - 03 Apr 2002 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)
This turned out very well. I cut the sugar down to 1 T., the salt to 1-1/2 tsp. and used olive oil rather than vegetable oil. I used the bread machine from start to finish. Unfortunately my bread machine doesn't do well browning the top of the loaf so after removing it from the bread maker I brushed the top with butter and put it in a 375 degree oven for about 10 minutes. This is a soft, moist, basic white bread with great flavor. - 08 Feb 2010 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)