But the bread machine is handy when I don't have time for anything but dumping in the ingredients and pulling out either finished dough or a finished loaf.
I'm still running the machine through its paces. One feature I hadn't tried yet was the timer. When you make a loaf of bread, you should take it out of the machine then it's done. If you delay the start of the process, you can have a loaf ready when you're ready for it.
The other thing I hadn't tried yet was the unfortunately-named raisin dispenser. I don't like raisins. But it was a prefect way to add the walnuts at the appropriate time. The interesting thing about walnuts is that even though they're not very dark, they turn the bread an interesting color. Check out the photos. Yep, that's what color the bread is.
So there I was one evening thinking that I might like a loaf of bread in the morning. This was the result.
Cinnamon Walnut Bread
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons cinnamon
3 cups (13 1/2 ounces) bread flour
1 teaspoon instant yeast
2 tablespoons butter
1 1/4 cup water
1/2 cup walnuts
Put the sugar, salt, cinnamon, and bread flour and butter in the bread machine. Put the yeast on top of the dry ingredients. Put the walnuts in the dispenser. Pour the water around the outer edge of the bowl - you don't want to get the yeast activated yet.
Set the timer, as desired. Remove the loaf from the machine when it is done.
This has been submitted to Yeastspotting.