Feather Bread BM Bread & Buns

Prep Time
Cook Time
2h 5m
Ready In

"This recipe goes back to my first bread maker, it's the one I turn to when I want bread or rolls with that old fashioned taste. For brunches it remains my favourite dough when making my - #recipe7246 - Cinnamon Bun Ring 7246 Couldn't resist trying foccoci after reading one of the reviews - we loved it! In my breadmaker results in great tasting light as a feather loaf of bread each and every time, a real plus when you want a great loaf of bread for company meals. Great on the dough cycle for bread, buns, rolls and Monkey Bread, just the right amount for the monkey and pull apart breads that call for frozen bread dough. Requires a machine that is capable of making dough using up to 4 cups of flour."

Original is 7 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (157.4 g)
  • Calories 373.1
  • Total Fat - 6.6 g
  • Saturated Fat - 3.8 g
  • Cholesterol - 15.3 mg
  • Sodium - 874.4 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 68.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 2.3 g
  • Sugars - 4.4 g
  • Protein - 9 g
  • Calcium - 17.5 mg
  • Iron - 1 mg
  • Vitamin C - 0 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.5 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Be sure to whisk the flour before measuring - I soften the butter in the microwave Measure ingredients carefully, add ingredients in the order listed, ending with the flour and yeast. Choose your cycle.

Step 2

During the first mix check to be sure your dough has the right amount of water and flour - the dough should look smooth and shiny. Flours differ, you may need to add lukewarm water a teaspoon at a time if your dough is dry - sprinklings of flour if too sticky. Never add more than 3 tablespoons of either the water or flour. When cycle complete turn out on a rack to cool.

Step 3

FOR DOUGH use the dough cycle, when complete shape into bread or rolls - braided bread and dinner buns topped with sesame seed are winners at our house. Brush tops with softened butter or margarine and rise 20 to 30 minutes or until doubled in size. Bake in a 350 oven until nicely browned. Brush with softened butter or margarine just before they are done and again when you take them out. The double brushing makes for a very appealing top.


No special items needed.

3 Reviews


Wonderful bread that is very well named as it is very light and a great bread for everyday. We had it with soup but I think it would be great with anything! Thanks for sharing this keeper.


review by:
(14 Mar 2015)


This is great tasting bread! I made it on the dough setting of my ABM and after it came out I decided to make foccocia. So instead of coating it with butter, I used extra virgin olive oil and some sea salt on top. Let it rise for 30 minutes in an olive oil coated bowl covered with plastic wrap. Then I baked it for 20 minutes at 350 F, yanked it out, raised the temp to 400 F and brushed the top with olive oil. Then I baked it for an additional 10 minutes at the higher temp. I was completely satisfied with the flavor and the olive oil gave it the delicious crust my family loves! Made for Alphabet Soup tag.


review by:
(3 Sep 2012)


This is an excellent everyday bread, Gerry. I made it start to finish in the bread machine and followed the recipe and your recommendations to the letter. I love the simplicity of the recipe and the soft texture of the bread. I'll be using this recipe often.


review by:
(8 Nov 2011)

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