Follow the measurement amounts exactly to get the proper texture.
Prep Time 5minutes
Cook Time 2hours50minutes
Total Time 2hours55minutes
1/4cupplus 2 tablespoons lukewarm water
2whole eggs plus 1 egg yolklightly whisked
1 3/4cupsplus 2 tablespoons bread flour
1 3/4teaspoonsactive dry yeast
8tablespoonsunsalted buttercut into tablespoon-sized pats, softened
Add all ingredients except for the softened butter to the bread machine in the order specified by your bread machine maker. I have listed the ingredients in the order for my older model Regal bread maker.
Set your bread machine to 'sweet' or 'regular' if yours doesn't have a 'sweet' setting and begin processing.
minutes before the second kneed cycle is completed start adding the butter, 1 tablespoon at a time, 1 minute between adding each one. NOTE: My bread machine book has a chart showing the various cycle times. For mine, making sweet bread, the 2nd kneed begins after 15 minutes and last 20 minuets. So, I began adding the butter 27 minutes (15 minutes + 20 minutes - 8 minutes) after starting the bread.
Let machine finish and then open the top. Let the bread cool 20 minutes before removing to slice.