Put all the ingredients in a bread machine, and start the regular bread program.
This is how it looks baked.
If baking the bread in a pan: Put all the ingredients except for the butter in a bread machine and start. After 6 to 7 minutes, tear the butter into little pieces and add to the machine. Let the machine handle things up to the end of the 1st rising.
After the 1st rising is done, divide the dough into 3 pieces and rest for 10 to 15 minutes.
Deflat lightly, and roll out into an oval.
Fold in the sides so that they overlap a little, then roll up. Seal the ends lightly.
Put the rolled up pieces in an oiled bread pan, and leave to rise again (2nd rising). The time depends on the season and room temperature, but it takes 1 to 1 1/2 hours.
When the dough has risen up to the rim of the pan, bake in a 180°C oven for 25 minutes.
When it has finished baking, to prevent the loaf from collapsing, drop the bread pan once from a height onto your work surface, then take the loaf out of the pan.
Story Behind this Recipe
After baking all kinds of bread loaf recipes, I managed to create a simple version that's to my tastes.