This recipe features a simple, but delicious homemade white toast bread. You can find the recipe to bake the bread in a loaf tin and in a bread maker.
This homemade bread is very easy to make with just a few ingredients.
How is toast bread called in German?
Toast bread is called "Toastbrot".
How to pronounce "Toastbrot"?
Listen to this audio file to hear how to say "Toastbrot" in German.
Listen to this audio file to hear how to say Toastbrot in German.
How to Make Toast Bread in a Bread Maker?
You know, like all Germans I LOVE bread and I was curious if a bread maker can live up to my family’s bread standards. So far, I baked about 5 or 6 different bread loaves and a cake with the Michelangelo bread maker machine to give you my honest opinion about it.
I will show you in the video below how the bread machine that I have works and how a simple white loaf turns out so you can see the results for yourself.
Homemade Toast Bread Recipe
How to make Toast Bread from Scratch Video Tutorial
The machine came with a manual that also contains recipes. A measuring cup and a measuring spoon, a little tool in case your kneading attachment will stick in the dough, a baking pan and the kneading hook. I´ve never needed to use the little tool as the bread always released from the pan and hook very easy with no problems.
Making the bread is super simple, you basically just place the kneading attachment into the pan and then dump all ingredients into the baking pan and start the program of your choice. I did not like the recipes in the booklet that came with the machine, so I developed a great recipe for a simple loaf that is perfect for toast and sandwiches and I will link it for you in the description. You can use the recipe too, if you want to make it in a usual bread pan.
To be honest, when I tried the machine for the first time, I was not very hopeful that the bread would turn out very well. I just couldn’t imagine that the little hook could knead the dough perfectly. But oh boy, I was pleasantly surprised.
The settings are straight forward. You can choose your favorite program, plus the size of the loaf and if you want to light, medium or dark crust.
After starting the machine, you can just walk away. The machine starts with stirring the dough together.
Then it rests for a moment and will start kneading. I was surprised how well the machine kneads the dough, it picks up all the flour on the edges and the dough has a nice tension.
After kneading the machine warms up a bit and allows the dough to rise.
During the whole process you can see in the display at which stage the bread making process is.
After the bread is baked it gives you a signal and you can remove it. Additionally, it has a warm holding function in case you are at work and want to come home to freshly made bread. I personally don´t really like that as it leaves the bread a little bit soggy on the lower part as the steam is trapped in the container.
That´s why I prefer to remove the bread right after the baking time and allow it to cool down on a cooling rack.
A little twist removes the container from the machine and the bread releases very easy.
What I love is that it slices beautifully, the crumb is perfect, and it tastes soooo good. I will never buy packaged bread again. The homemade toast bread is so easy to make and I can control the ingredients.
Homemade Toast Bread
- 1 ¼ cups warm water
- ⅓ cup milk
- 1 tbsp. sugar optional
- 1 ½ tsp. yeast
- 3 ½ cup bread flour
- 3 tbsp. soft butter
- 1-2 tsp. fine salt
- With Bread Machine
- All all ingredients to the baking pan of your bread machine and start the program for a simple loaf and bake according your bread machine´s instructions.
- Without Bread Machine
- Add all ingredients to the bowl of your stand mixer.
- Knead for about 10-12 min. with a kneading hook.
- Shape to a loaf and place onto a with parchment paper lined baking sheet or into a bread pan.
- Let raise for about 50 min. in a warm place.
- Bake in a 400F pre-heated oven for about 35-45 min.
Is it Toast Bread or Toasted Bread?
In Germany toast bread is a special kind of white bread especially made to toast in the toaster. It is also used for dishes like club sandwhiches and toast Hawaii.