Bread Maker Recipe – Ranch Bread

October 13, 2009

Ranch dressing is one of my family's favorites. My wife and kids like will try other dressings, from time to time, but they always fall back on the ranch. Having a bread with that same creamy, garlic and herb ranch flavor, is great way to liven up the bread box, and spice up a sandwich.

This ranch bread recipe comes from a friend of mine. She's the same one who gave me this stunning half-wheat bread recipe. It's pretty much fool proof, made more so by the secret bread maker ingredients.

This recipe makes a 1 pound loaf of ranch bread.

1 cup water
3 cups all-purpose white flour
1 teaspoon wheat gluten
1 teaspoon dough conditioner
2 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons ranch dressing mix
2 tablespoons canola or vegetable oil
2 1/2 teaspoons dry yeast

Add the ingredients into the bread maker pan in the order listed. Set the cycle for “white bread” or “basic bread,” depending on what your bread maker calls it. Set the baking control for medium, or light if you prefer.

As with all bread, make sure you let it cool completely before slicing.
Adding 1 or 2 tablespoons of non-fat dehydrated milk after the dough conditioner will enrich the bread, adding more creamy flavor, but it will still be delicious without it.

Photo by Yucel Tellici