My first attempt was a basic white bread which I did not photograph but I was fairly happy with. It was just a simple sandwich bread with no real depth to it but certainly an improvement over a supermarket sliced white. This recipe is adapted from Maple Oatmeal Loaf from About.com which certainly had more flavor.
The texture on this is a little tight and I would adjust the recipe a little next time
Interestingly enough to get the best use out of a machine I think you actually are better off already knowing how to make bread as you have to be able adjust the dough before it starts baking.
I have to say it is probably something I will use more on the dough cycle and finish the bread in a regular oven unless I just want to make a basic sandwich bread. I am looking forward to experimenting more with this and will be sharing my thoughts.
The crust looks a little burnt in this photo but it actually was not so dark.
I have not had much time on my hands to be either posting or commenting on other peoples posts but I hope to get back to normal in the new year. I work in a restaurant in a retail store so you can imagine how busy a time of year it is for me.