Remove the bread pan from the machine. Attach the kneading paddle to the bottom of the pan, so that the loop fits over the drive shaft and the paddle stands vertically.
Add the liquid ingredients and salt to the bottom of the pan. Place the dry ingredients over the liquid ingredients without mixing them together. Keep any dried fruit and nuts out of the pan -- they'll be added later.
Make a shallow dent in the middle of the dry ingredients, making sure not to touch the liquid underneath. Place the yeast in the dented area.
Place the pan into the bread machine and snap it in place. Close the lid and plug in the machine.
Press the "Select" button to choose the desired setting. For a loaf of white bread, select "White" in light, medium or dark. You can also choose "Whole Wheat," "French," "Fruit & Nut" or the setting for a batter-based quick bread. If you want to mix and knead dough for baking in a conventional oven, select the "Dough" setting.
Push the "Loaf Size" button to select a 1 lb, 1.5 lb. or 2 lb. loaf. Refer to your recipe for the correct size.
Press the "Start" button.
Add fruit and nuts, if applicable, when the machine beeps three times, indicating the end of the second knead cycle.
Remove the finished bread or dough from the machine when the machine beeps to indicate that it's done. The machine will keep the bread warm for up to three hours after the full cycle is finished.
- Unless you're adding fruit and nuts, don't open the lid until the entire cycle is finished.
- Use the Dough cycle for pizza dough or rolls.