About this recipe: This is probably the easiest bread you'll ever make. Simply weigh out the ingredients and let the breadmaker do all the work. Enjoy with lashings of butter.
It's a keeper, BUT with a few alterations. I did it first exactly has laid out, and it was too salty and didn't rise. The second time, I put the yeast in in the traditional way, on top. I also halved the salt, added one tablespoon of honey, and substituted butter for the lard. It turned out great this way!! And I never like homemade bread! - 31 Oct 2004 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
This has to be the very best recipe for the bread machine I have ever tried. The side bonus here is that recent medical research has found that lard is a "good fat" and less harmful than most margarines. I recommend this highly. Just a note, I found that setting the crust for light made it more moist. - 03 Jan 2002 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
I loved this bread! Substitued olive oil for the lard, and added 1 teaspoon sugar to the mix. Placed a little of the warm water, the sugar and yeast in the bottom of the machine bowl and left to proove for ten minutes before addding the rest of the ingredients. Then baked on fast cycle (or near 2 hour cycle) and light crust selection. - 01 Dec 2001 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)