If you want to try a soft, fluffy bread in your bread machine using regular flour and yeast, you HAVE to try this Orange Cranberry Pecan Bread!!
This year, Santa gave me a bread machine, and I am in love!! The only thing that surprised me was that almost all recipes recommend bread flour and bread machine yeast, which are difficult to come by where I live. The bread flour is either sold at health food stores (super expensive), at Costco (50lb bag, yikes!) or online (this is the one I found), and the bread machine yeast is only available online (this is the one I found). Some recipes said you can use all-purpose flour and instant yeast, but they came out too dense for my taste. Still tasty, but not fluffy like I’m used to.
Until I tried this recipe. 😋
I don’t know if it’s because of the orange juice, the butter, or what, but this is the softest, fluffiest bread I have made so far with regular flour and yeast. And it’s so tasty!!! It’s not overly sweet, and the pecans give it a nice crunch.
Sometimes I use dried cranberries, and sometimes dried mixed berries. Also, sometimes I use chopped pecans and sometimes sliced almonds. They are all sooo good!! My favorite way to enjoy it is simply toasted with a bit of butter, although this makes the BEST french toast ever!
Do you have a favorite bread machine recipe? Share it in the comments so I can try!!
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