OK, it seems there is a serious lack of proper bread makers out there. I'm not the greatest fan of bread maker machines, however. It is a great way to have fresh bread in the morning. I usually use a basic recepe that I jazz up a little with things like shelled dried pumpkin seeds, sun dried tomatoes, various fresh seeds etc.. For a basic dough:
1 3/4 cups water
3 1/2 cups brown bread flower
1 teaspoon sugar
10g dried yeast
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons butter or olive oil
Sometimes I add a teaspoon or two dried milk powder or dried stock. Various seeds and other things like feta cheese, dried olives or even partially rehydrated dried mushrooms are also great.
It is really fun to get really creative. Just be
careful not to add too many ingredients otherwise your bread dough will rise too much and flow over onto the heating element under the baking tray.
Set the timer so the bread starts baking a few hours before you wake up in the morning, and enjoy fresh bread every day.