Pork and Apple Cider Vinegar Loaf

    3 hours 10 minutes

    A modification of the Best Bread Machine Loaf recipe on this website. Makes a tasty, soft, flexible bread. Similar texture to the soft bread used for the bacon and cheese rolls in the shop, but with a similar crust to commercial sliced loaves. Not very crumbly and strong enough to keep your sandwiches together and not fall apart when spreading out of the fridge dairy blend stuff. The flavour from the pork and apple is subtle. I originally added vinegar to make it keep better but it is being eaten too quickly to find out how effective that was.


    New South Wales, Australia
    2 people made this

    Serves: 10 

    • 1 cup (250ml) warm water
    • 2 tablespoons sugar
    • 1 packet (2.5 teaspoons/8g) tandaco dried yeast
    • 4 tablespoons prime pork lard
    • 3 and a little bit cups baker's flour
    • just short of 2 teaspoons salt
    • 1 teaspoon bread improver
    • 3/4 teaspoon apple cider vinegar

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

    1. Place water and sugar in the bread machine pan, stir to dissolve sugar. Sprinkle the yeast over the top and let sit for about 10mins or so until foamy.
    2. Add the rest of ingredients.
    3. Set bread machine to basic. I opted for medium crust and used the 1250g setting by accident as I was wiping the machine but it worked fantastically.

    Other ideas

    Partway through the 3rd rise - remove dough from machine, lightly dust with flour and form a nice smooth shape for a prettier end result - can remove the kneading part of the machine at the same time to minimise the indent in the bottom of the loaf.


    I found the apple cider vinegar in the heath food section of the supermarket.

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    Tasty, moist and strong - I had given up on the bead machine for making anything other than bread to be used solo as it just made crumbly bread. All I needed was higher fat content - you can have healthy or really tasty - I prefer the latter.  -  12 Apr 2012