Rating: 4.22 stars
73 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 38
  • 4 star values: 21
  • 3 star values: 9
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 3

Once you see how easy it is so make this bread in your bread machine, you won't buy it at the store anymore!

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
40 mins
additional:
2 hrs 10 mins
total:
3 hrs
Servings:
10
Yield:
1 - 1 pound loaf
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Ingredients

10
Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place ingredients in the pan of the bread machine in the order recommended by the manufacturer. Select Basic White Bread cycle; press Start.

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  • After the baking cycle ends, remove bread from pan, place on metal rack and allow to cool one hour before slicing.

Nutrition Facts

20 calories; protein 1.3g; carbohydrates 2.1g; fat 0.8g; cholesterol 19.6mg; sodium 244.9mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (57)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
04/12/2003
This makes great toast, or grilled sandwiches. I tried it once with an extra egg and an extra 1/4 cup flour, and it came out a lovely golden color with the taste of an egg bagel. Read More
(55)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
10/05/2005
This bread smelled wonderful when it was baking actually much better than most of the breads I bake. However I was upset by its taste and by the fact it was too airy to me; THIS HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH A BAGEL. I won't bake it again but if you're looking for a light and airy bread with some kind of a "plain" flavor this one will do the trick. Read More
(12)
73 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 38
  • 4 star values: 21
  • 3 star values: 9
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 4 stars
04/11/2003
This makes great toast, or grilled sandwiches. I tried it once with an extra egg and an extra 1/4 cup flour, and it came out a lovely golden color with the taste of an egg bagel. Read More
(55)
Rating: 5 stars
04/11/2003
Lovely and easy though it wasn't like any bagel I'd ever had. It is a lovely light white loaf and popular with the kids. Read More
(27)
Rating: 5 stars
04/11/2003
I add cheese after the rising stage and they come out wonderful every time even though I do have a hard time shaping them. Read More
(23)
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Rating: 5 stars
01/17/2007
This bread has become a family favorite! One thing I have changed though...I substitute half/half for the milk and it comes out even MORE delicious! Valerie Wilmington DE Read More
(20)
Rating: 5 stars
03/11/2008
Yummy bread. I mixed in the bread machine and baked in the oven. I baked at 375 F for about 35 minutes using a 8"x4" loaf pan. The taste was not exactly like a bagel but close enough. Read More
(17)
Rating: 5 stars
04/11/2003
It was so easy to put in my machine! I came out with a crispy crust that was golden brown and a tender inside that rates making more. K. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/11/2003
fantastic!!!!!!!!!!! Read More
(14)
Rating: 3 stars
10/05/2005
This bread smelled wonderful when it was baking actually much better than most of the breads I bake. However I was upset by its taste and by the fact it was too airy to me; THIS HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH A BAGEL. I won't bake it again but if you're looking for a light and airy bread with some kind of a "plain" flavor this one will do the trick. Read More
(12)
Rating: 4 stars
11/16/2009
I just made this bread without a bread machine. Here is how I did it. 1/3 warm water (around 100 F) add sugar and yeast. Stir and let it sit for a few minutes until it starts to foam. Add the milk and an egg, whisk together. In a large bowl mix the salt and 1 cup of the flour. Mix in the liquid to the flour. Slowly add the rest of the flour until you can work with the dough with your hands. Kneed the bread with your hands for 8-10 minutes adding flour as needed. The dough should be smooth. Place the dough back in the bowl and cover it with a towel so the dough can rest. Many times my kitchen is cool so I run the microwave for 15 sec (with nothing in it) and then I put the bowl in there so the dough can rise in a warm place. Let the dough rise until it has doubled in size which is about 2 hours. Spray a bread pan with cooking spray. Form the dough into a smooth log and place in the pan. Cover again with a towel so it will rise a second time, about 45-60 minutes. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 30-35 minutes. A good way to tell if bread is ready to come out is to knock on the bread and if it sounds hollow it is ready! I was looking for a nice chewy bread and this is great. I was getting tired of crumbly bread that would get everywhere when I sliced it. I plan on serving this to my husband for breakfast. I can’t wait! So much so that there is already a piece missing, well I had to tell you all how it turned out, duh! Read More
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