I got a Zojirushi Bread Machine a little over a year ago and I can count the number of times we have bought a loaf of bread, since then, on one hand. I got the bread machine because I wanted to know the ingredients in our bread. Up until a month ago, or so, we made the bread in the machine. Now I make the dough in the machine and finish it off in a Pain de Mie (Pullman) Pan. It creates a loaf with square corners, and more similar in size to a store-bought loaf. The boys seem to like it better, for whatever reason. As you can see, the loaf turns out beautiful when baked in the pan. I ONLY use King Arthur Flour. I also use their specialty products that improve the loaf and nutrition.
1 1/2 cup water
1/4 cup Hi-maize
1/4 cup potato flour, I use King Arthur
3 3/4 cup bread flour
1/4 cup powdered milk, I use Baker's Special Dry Milk
1 tablespoon Diastatic Malt Powder
2 tablespoons sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
2 tablespoons butter
2 teaspoons yeast
In pan of bread machine, put in water. Mix next seven ingredients, Hi-maize through salt. I use a lidded container and shake it up. Pour flour mixture on top of water. Make a well in the center of the flour and put in yeast. Slice up butter and sprinkle in pan. I put the butter around the edges.
Use dough cycle and complete cycle.
For Pain de Mie
Grease pan, shape loaf into log, place in pan. Cover with plastic wrap. Let rise until just below lip of pan ~ 45 minutes.
Preheat oven to 350º. Let dough rest with cover of pan on. Bake 25 minutes, remove lid, bake 20 minutes more. Remove from pan and let cool completely.