Bread recipes

The following recipes are for use in bread making machines. We have a Morphy Richards, and it's the best toy ever.

Recipe Methods

All of the following recipes use this same general method.

  1. tsp=teaspoon
    tbsp=tablespoon
  2. Measure ingredients into baking pan.
  3. Use tepid water 21-28C.
  4. Insert baking pan securely into unit, close lid.
  5. Select appropriate bread setting.
  6. Push start button.
  7. When bread is done, remove pan from unit using oven mitts.
  8. Remove bread from baking pan, (and kneading blade from bread if necessary).
  9. Allow bread to cool before slicing.
  10. The quick setting reduces the bake time, but may result in a shorter loaf.

This method is modified by notes, if applicable, at the end of each recipe.

Basic white bread
Water
Skimmed milk powder
Sugar
Salt
Oil
Strong white bread flour
Dry yeast
1.125 cups
2.5 tbsp
2 tbsp
1.25 tsp
2.5 tbsp
3 cups
1.25 tsp
Use setting "Basic white" or reduced bake time "Quick"
Brown bread
Water
Skimmed milk powder
Soft brown sugar
Salt
Oil
Strong plain brown flour
Dry yeast
1 cup
2 tbsp
2.5 tbsp
1.25 tsp
2 tbsp
3 cups
1.25 tsp
Use setting "Basic white"

Softgrain bread
Tepid water
Skimmed milk powder
Sugar
Salt
Oil
Strong white softgrain flour
Dry yeast
1.125 cups
2.5 tbsp
2.25 tbsp
1.25 tsp
2.5 tbsp
3 cups
1.25 tsp
Use setting "Rapid" or reduced bake time "Quick"
Granary bread
Water
Skimmed milk powder
Soft brown sugar
Salt
Oil
Strong granary flour
Dry yeast
1.125 cups
2 tbsp
2 tbsp
1.25 tsp
2 tbsp
3 cups
1.25 tsp
Use setting "Wholemeal"

Italian herb bread
Tepid water
Skimmed milk powder
Sugar
Salt
Oil
Tomato pure
Dried basil
Strong white bread flour
Dry yeast
Chopped chives *
1 cup
2 tbsp
2 tbsp
1 tsp
2 tbsp
0.25 cups
2 tsp
3 cups
1.25 tsp
2 tbsp
Use setting "Basic white" or reduced bake time "Quick"
* Add chives approximately 20 minutes in to the cycle when beeper goes off.
Cheese and onion bread
Water
Milk
Sugar
Salt
Onion powder
Mature cheddar (grated) *
Strong white flour
Dry yeast
1 cup
2 tbsp
2 tbsp
1 tsp
3 tbsp
3 cups
3.25 cups
1.5 tsp
Use setting "Basic white" or reduced bake time "Quick"
* Cheese with a high fat and moisture content may result in a slightly collapsed loaf.

Olive bread
Tepid Water
Skimmed milk powder
Sugar
Salt
Oil
Mixed herbs
Strong white flour
Strong wholemeal flour
Dry yeast
Chopped olives *
1 cup
2.5 tbsp
2.25 tbsp
1.25 tsp
2.5 tbsp
1.5 cups
2.5 cups
3 cups
0.5 cup
1.25 tbsp
0.5 cup
Use setting "Basic white" or reduced bake time "Quick"
* Add olives approx 20 minutes into cycle when beeper goes off (otherwise they will become chopped).
French bread
Tepid water
Skimmed milk powder
Sugar
Salt
Oil
Strong white flour
Dry yeast
1 cup
2 tbsp
1 tbsp
1 tsp
1 tbsp
3 cups
1 tsp
Use setting "French"

Sun-dried tomato bread
Tepid water
Olive oil
Sugar
Salt
Oil
Dry mixed herbs
Sun-dried tomatoes
Strong white flour
Dry yeast
1 cup
2 tbsp
2.25 tbsp
1.25 tsp
2.5 tbsp
1.5 tsp
0.375 cup
3 cups
1.25 tbsp
Use setting "Basic white" or reduced bake time "Quick"
Peanut butter bread
Tepid water
Brown sugar
Salt
Peanut butter
Strong white flour
Dry yeast
1.125 cups
0.25 cups
1 tsp
0.5 cup
3.25 cups
1.5 tsp
Use setting "Basic white" or reduced bake time "Quick"


Chunky nut bread
Tepid water
Olive oil
Honey
Salt
Sunflower seeds
Chopped walnuts
Strong white flour
Dry yeast
1 cup
2 tbsp
2 tbsp
1.5 tsp
0.25 cup
0.25 cup
3 cups
1.25 tbsp
Use setting "Basic white" or reduced bake time "Quick"
Sunny orange bread
Fresh squeezed orange juice
(approx 3 oranges depending
on size)
Butter
Honey
Salt
Strong white flour
Sunflower seeds (optional)
Orange rind (grated zest)
Dry yeast


1.25 cups
1 tbsp
2 tbsp
1 tsp
3.25 cups
2 tbsp
3 oranges
1.5 tsp
Use setting "Basic white" or reduced bake time "Quick"

Raisin bread
Tepid water
Skimmed milk powder
Sugar
Salt
Oil
Cinnamon
Strong white flour
Dry yeast
Raisins *
1.125 cups
2.5 tbsp
0.25 cup
1.25 tsp
2.5 tbsp
0.75 tsp
3 cups
1.25 tbsp
0.625 cup
Use setting "Basic white" or reduced bake time "Quick"
* Add the raisins when the first beep goes off (otherwise the fruit will get completely chopped up).
NB:- filling up the cup of raisins with glace cherries is also very nice.
Mixed fruit bread
Tepid water
Skimmed milk powder
Sugar
Salt
Oil
Nutmeg
Strong white flour
Dry yeast
Mixed fruit *
1.125 cups
2.5 tbsp
0.25 cup
1.25 tsp
2.5 tbsp
0.75 tsp
3 cups
1.25 tsp
0.5 cup
Use setting "Basic white" or reduced bake time "Quick"
Add mixed fruit when first beeper goes off (otherwise fruit will get completely chopped up).