Making Bread

Freshly Baked Bread, Butter, Peanut Butter, Promite
Freshly baked bread with butter, peanut butter and promite.

Living in Darwin for many years, where it was not easy to get good, freshly-made bread regularly and at an affordable price led me to making my own bread at home in a bread maker. Now that I’m living in Melbourne where it is easy to get great, freshly-made bread at affordable prices, I still like making my own bread at home in my bread maker as the smell is awesome and the results are delicious.

This is one of my most used recipes and, as my breadmaker will make loaves of various sizes, for amounts of each ingredient needed, I’ve used italics for small, plain for medium and bold for large loaves: I tend to make a medium-sized loaf as that size works well for me. For example: “200 | 270 | 330 mls water (luke-warm)” means that you’d use 200 mls of luke-warm water for a small loaf, 270 for a medium loaf and 300 for a large loaf. Don’t add them all together – your bread maker may overflow.


  • 200 | 270 | 330 mls water (luke-warm)
  • 15 | 25 | 35 mls olive oil
  • 1.5 | 2 | 2.5 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 | 1.5 | 2 teaspoons salt
  • 280 | 375 | 470 grams of 00 flour
  • 1 | 1.5 | 2 teaspoons of dry yeast


  • Put ingredients in order listed in your bread maker
  • Set your bread maker to make the size you’ve chosen
  • Wait for the aroma to start
  • Enjoy the aroma
  • Wait for the bread to be baked

    Add your choice of ingredients (butter, peanut butter and Promite are one of my favourite combinations, hence the picture at the top of this recipe) to your freshly made bread and enjoy, enjoy, enjoy.

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