I love making bread, but my time is pretty limited. I pulled out my bread maker, and started playing around with bread recipes. I was never happy with the bread that came out of my bread maker. It was too dense, and I didn't like the shape. I started making the dough in my bread maker, and baking it in the oven and it was so much better!
I start off with proofing my yeast.
1 cup of warm water
2 1/4 tsp of bread machine yeast
3 tbsp of sugar
(wait 10 minutes)