Some recipes for a bread machine include the pecan wheat bread recipe from King Arthur Flour and the fresh herb bread recipe from Betty Crocker. A bread machine streamlines the bread-making process with its kneading, rising and baking capabilities.
To make the pecan bread, measure out 1 1/8 cups water, 2 tablespoons butter, 1 1/4 teaspoons salt, 2 cups unbleached bread flour and 1 cup whole wheat flour. Set aside 1 cup diced pecans, 3 tablespoons dark brown sugar and 2 teaspoons instant yeast. Feed the ingredients into the bread machine pan according to the manufacturer's suggested sequence. Select the basic cycle. Ensure that the dough is smooth during the final kneading cycle, and add water or flour to correct it if necessary. Let the machine resume its cycle. When the machine signals that the bread is done, retrieve the bread and allow it to cool.
To make the herb bread, measure out 1 1/8 cup water, 2 tablespoons butter and 3 cups bread flour. Reserve 3 tablespoons dry milk, 2 tablespoons sugar, 1 teaspoon salt and 1 1/2 teaspoons bread-machine yeast. Chop the fresh herbs. Prepare 1/4 cup parsley, 1 tablespoon each of basil and oregano, and 2 teaspoons each of sage and thyme. Insert the ingredients into the bread machine pan in accordance with the manufacturer's advice. Choose the basic cycle and the medium crust color option. Cool the completed bread on a wire rack.