To make white bread, add 1 cup of warm water, 2 tablespoons of white sugar and 1 1/4-ounce package of bread machine yeast to the bread machine. Allow the ingredients to sit for 10 minutes for the yeast to activate. Add 1/4 cup of vegetable oil, 3 cups of bread flour and 1 teaspoon of salt to the bread pan. Cook the bread on the white bread or basic setting.
To make flax and sunflower seed bread, add 1 1/3 cups of water, 2 tablespoons of softened butter, 3 tablespoons of honey and 1 1/2 cups of bread flour to the bread machine pan. To those ingredients, add 1 1/3 cups of whole-wheat bread flour, 1 teaspoon each salt and active dry yeast, and 1/2 cup of flax seeds. Operate the machine on the basic white setting, and add 1/2 cup of sunflower seeds when the machine beeps for the kneading cycle.
To make cranberry sage bread, add 1 cup and 2 tablespoons of lukewarm water, 2 tablespoons of melted butter, and 3 cups of bread flour to the bread machine. Add 2 tablespoons of sugar, 1 teaspoon of salt and 2 1/4 teaspoons of active dry yeast. Start the machine on the basic setting. At the beep, add 3/4 cups of coarsely chopped dried cranberries, the zest of 1 orange and 1 teaspoon of dried sage.