Fresh-Baked Springtime Favorite Bread for a Perfect Brunch

As a lover of all things bread, I’m here to introduce you to my Springtime Favorite Bread recipe. But this isn’t any ordinary bread recipe – it’s one that’s baked perfectly in a bread machine. With each slice, you’ll taste the springtime essence thanks to the sweet and nutty flavors of raisins and almond extract woven throughout.

But what makes this bread recipe truly stand out is its ability to capture the essence of springtime while also being incredibly versatile. Whether sliced for toast, sandwiches or served as an accompaniment for soup, this bread recipe has all the best qualities that a perfect loaf of bread should have: crispy crust, fluffy interior and tantalising flavor.

However, keep in mind one important tip: it’s better enjoyed fresh out of the oven, warm and slathered with butter or margarine. Trust me on this – your taste buds will thank you.

So without further ado, let’s get ready to bake up a storm and create a delicious loaf of Springtime Favorite Bread in our own homes with the help of our trusty bread machine!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Springtime Favorite Bread (Abm)
Springtime Favorite Bread (Abm)

Looking for the perfect bread recipe that will become a staple in your home? Look no further because this springtime favorite bread (ABM) recipe is here to impress. I guarantee that once you taste it, you’ll never want to go back to store-bought bread again.

What makes this bread recipe revolutionary is the combination of sweet raisins and aromatic vanilla extract, making every bite a heavenly experience. Plus, with simple ingredients like bread flour, dry milk, and active dry yeast, this recipe is budget-friendly and easy to prepare.

Not only is this recipe delicious, but it’s also versatile. You can choose whether to add different ingredients such as wheat flour, jalapeno cheese or bananas to create variations that suit your preferences. You can also use the recipe as a base for rolls or even French toast.

Additionally, preparing this bread is hassle-free thanks to the convenience of using a bread machine. Just toss all of the ingredients in and let the machine do its magic. It’s incredible how just within a few hours you can have freshly baked bread waiting for you without any fuss.

Finally, there’s no better way to impress your family and guests than baking fresh bread in your home instead of buying from a store. The aroma alone will bring them running into your kitchen begging for a slice.

So what are you waiting for? Give this springtime favorite bread (ABM) recipe a try and experience the best-tasting bread that will make you love baking again!

Ingredient List

 Freshly baked bread, still warm from the oven, is a true slice of heaven.
Freshly baked bread, still warm from the oven, is a true slice of heaven.

Ingredients for Springtime Favorite Bread

You don’t need a lot of ingredients to make a delicious loaf of bread. For this springtime favorite bread ABM recipe, you will need:

  • 1 cup water
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 and 1/4 cups bread flour
  • 3 tablespoons dry milk
  • 2 teaspoons active dry yeast

In addition to these base ingredients, we will be adding a few more items to give our favorite bread ABM recipe that special springtime touch:

  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract

These ingredients together will create an irresistible aroma that will fill your home with the cozy feeling of spring.

The Recipe How-To

 There's something so comforting about the aroma of freshly baked bread wafting through the house.
There’s something so comforting about the aroma of freshly baked bread wafting through the house.

Step 1: Preparing the Dough

  • First, I start by preparing my bread machine by adding all the dry ingredients first – 3 cups of bread flour, 2 teaspoons of active dry yeast, 3 tablespoons of dry milk, and ⅓ cup granulated sugar.
  • Then I add the wet ingredients1 egg, ⅓ cup of melted butter, or margarine, and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract.
  • I pour 1 cup of lukewarm water into the mix.

Step 2: Kneading and Rising Process

  • I turn on my bread machine for the kneading and rising process.
  • This process usually takes around an hour and a half. During the entire process, it is important to ensure that the dough is kept at room temperature.

Step 3: Adding in Raisins

  • After the initial kneading process is completed, I add ½ cup raisins to the dough during the pause.
  • Then, I press resume or continue to finish off the rest of the cycle.

Step 4: Final Rise and Bake

  • Once it’s finished cycle, take out the dough from my bread machine and place it on top of a piece of parchment paper.
  • Set oven at 375 degrees Fahrenheit (190°C).
  • Allow it to rise for another 30 minutes as you wait for oven preheat.
  • After this final rise period, place dough inside preheated oven for 25 minutes until golden brown.

And voila! A prefect loaf of your favorite springtime bread made straight from your very own ABM or Automatic Bread Machine!

Substitutions and Variations

 This springtime favorite bread is the perfect balance of sweet and savory.
This springtime favorite bread is the perfect balance of sweet and savory.

The beauty of baking bread lies in the endless possibilities of tweaking and experimenting with the recipe to fit your preferences. Here are some creative ways to make your springtime favorite bread unique:

– Swap raisins for chopped nuts, such as pecans or walnuts, or any other dried fruit you like, such as cranberries or apricots.

– Use honey or brown sugar instead of granulated sugar for a richer flavor profile.

– Experiment with different flours. Whole wheat flour can be used in place of bread flour for a denser texture, while adding a bit of cornmeal or rye flour can give your bread a bit of crunch.

– Add spices to enhance the flavor of the loaf. For instance, cinnamon and nutmeg can add warmth and depth, while cardamom and ginger can lend an exotic twist.

– Incorporate herbs such as rosemary, thyme or basil to complement your savory dishes or olive oil-based dips.

– Try using olive oil instead of butter or margarine for a healthier option.

– For a gluten-free loaf, replace the bread flour with purpose flour blend made specifically for gluten-free baking.

– Add savory ingredients to make unique variations like jalapeño cheese bread, english muffin bread and king arthur’s cinnamon swirl bread by incorporating special ingredients such as coconut flakes, bacon bits or olives,

With these options and tweaks to the basic recipe, you will have unlimited loaves of bread that are distinct in flavor and taste. Give them a try and let your creativity run wild.

Serving and Pairing

 The combination of rosemary and honey in this bread will take your taste buds on a journey.
The combination of rosemary and honey in this bread will take your taste buds on a journey.

Once you’ve baked your delicious Springtime Favorite Bread, it’s time to serve and pair it with other foods for the perfect meal. This bread is incredibly versatile and can be used in a variety of ways.

First, you may want to enjoy a slice on its own fresh out of the bread machine. The sweet aroma and soft texture of the bread make it a great snack or breakfast option. If you prefer more of a savory flavor, try topping it with some butter or cream cheese.

Another great way to enjoy this bread is as the base for a sandwich. The soft texture and subtle sweetness of the bread make it a great complement to both meat and vegetarian options. Consider pairing it with turkey, ham, avocado, or some roasted vegetables.

If you’re looking for a heartier meal option, imagine using this delicious bread to make French toast or bread pudding. The sweet profile of the bread will add an extra layer of flavor to these classic dishes.

As for pairings, this bread pairs well with any dish that needs a soft and slightly sweet accompaniment. It also works exceptionally well with pastries that have almond or raisin fillings.

For drinks, I recommend pairing this bread with tea, coffee or milk. Hot chocolate goes particularly well with toasted slices of Springtime Favorite Bread topped with whipped cream.

In conclusion, no matter how you serve it up or pair it with other dishes, Springtime Favorite Bread is sure to be a hit at any meal. Its versatility will allow you space to be creative while still delivering the best flavor experience possible to all who sit at your table.

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 Slice the bread thin, and it makes amazing crostini for bruschetta or avocado toast.
Slice the bread thin, and it makes amazing crostini for bruschetta or avocado toast.

Once you have baked a perfect loaf of this delicious springtime favorite bread, you may be wondering how to preserve it for longer. Thankfully, this bread is easy to store and reheat, making it the perfect choice for those busy mornings or lazy afternoons.

To store your freshly baked bread, let it cool down completely on a cooling rack. Once cooled, wrap it tightly in plastic wrap or aluminum foil and store it in a cool, dry place. Avoid refrigerating the bread since it can cause the bread to become dry and stale.

If you find that you’ve made too much bread and can’t eat it all at once, no problem! You can freeze the extra slices for up to three months. To do so, slice the bread and wrap each slice individually with plastic wrap or aluminum foil before placing them all in a freezer-safe bag.

When you are ready to serve your stored or frozen bread, preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Place the unwrapped bread on a baking sheet and bake for about 10 minutes until heated through. Another option is to lightly toast the slices in a toaster oven for a crispy texture.

Whether fresh out of the oven or reheated from storage, this springtime favorite bread recipe will always taste deliciously homemade.

Tips for Perfect Results

 Slather a thick layer of butter on a hot slice of this bread for an indulgent treat.
Slather a thick layer of butter on a hot slice of this bread for an indulgent treat.

As a professional chef, I have some tips and tricks that will ensure perfect results every time you make this springtime favorite bread recipe. Here are my recommendations:

First and foremost, pay close attention to the measurement of ingredients. Bread-making is an exact science, so even small deviations can significantly impact the finished product. Use measuring cups and spoons for precise measurements.

It’s essential to use lukewarm water when activating the yeast. If the water is too hot, it will kill the yeast. If it’s too cold, the yeast won’t activate properly. A good rule of thumb is to use water between 105-110°F.

When adding eggs as one of your ingredients, always beat them before mixing in other components. Beating an egg first helps distribute the yolk and whites evenly and makes it easier to incorporate into the batter or dough.

If you want a sweeter bread loaf, try substituting some of the granulated sugar with honey or maple syrup. This way, you get more flavor depth without going overboard on sweetness.

The temperature in your kitchen can affect how quickly or slowly your bread dough rises so that room temperature between 70-80°F is ideal to achieve optimal rise times.

When kneading any kind of dough using a stand mixer or by hand, watch for consistency. You want the dough not to be too sticky or to dry out. It shouldn’t be tough because this means that gluten didn’t develop correctly.

Finally, if you plan to use a bread machine, read over its instructions carefully before selecting your cycle settings because different types of bread need different cycles to bake up correctly. With these tips and tricks in mind, you’ll have perfect results every time you make this delicious springtime favorite bread recipe!

Bottom Line

In conclusion, Springtime Favorite Bread (ABM) Recipe is a must-try recipe for every baking enthusiast looking to achieve that perfect golden crust and soft, fluffy interior in their bread. With simple ingredients that are readily accessible, this recipe offers a great way to satiate your cravings for delicious homemade bread with minimal effort.

So why not elevate your baking skills today with this delectable springtime favorite bread recipe? Whether you’re a seasoned baker or new to the world of bread making, it’s the perfect recipe for anyone looking to create delicious fresh bread effortlessly. From raisin bread to sweet banana loaves, English muffins or jalapeno cheese bread – this recipe provides endless opportunities for customization, and the results are always delicious.

Plus, with helpful tips and tricks on substitutions, pairings, storage, and reheating options, achieving that perfect loaf has never been easier! So go ahead and get creative in the kitchen with this recipe, and don’t be afraid to experiment with different ingredients and variations to suit your taste. With Springtime Favorite Bread (ABM) Recipe at your fingertips, making fresh, hot bread has never been more effortless or rewarding. Happy baking!

Springtime Favorite Bread (Abm)

Springtime Favorite Bread (Abm) Recipe

Mmmmm, I just made a loaf of this and it is so good I had to share! It makes a very soft, nice sweet bread that would make delicious toast, french toast, bread pudding, omg . . . I need to make another loaf, now! This makes a 2 lb. loaf. The recipe came from my bread machine manual, but I didn’t have the orange peel (which is why I know this bread is just as delicious without it!). 🙂 This recipe should not be made using a delay timer.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 2 mins
Cook Time 2 hrs 50 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Bakery
Servings 1 loaf
Calories 3069.9 kcal


  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 cup butter or 1/4 cup margarine
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons almond extract
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 3/4 cups bread flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons dry milk
  • 3/4 cup raisins
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons shredded orange peel (optional)
  • 2 teaspoons active dry yeast


  • Measure and add ingredients in order listed to your bread machine (or in the order your bread machine uses, if different).
  • Choose "sweet bread" cycle on your machine.
  • Press start and wait patiently. :).

Your Own Notes


Serving: 1073gCalories: 3069.9kcalCarbohydrates: 557.6gProtein: 67.7gFat: 62.6gSaturated Fat: 35.4gCholesterol: 355.9mgSodium: 2839mgFiber: 18.4gSugar: 176.3g
Keyword < 4 Hours, Bread Machine, Breads, Easy, healthy, Small Appliance, Spring, Yeast
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