Bread machine bread

I’ve been making bread in my new bread machine for about 3 weeks now. I’m finding that it is just a little too dense. I don’t know if I need to take it out of the machine after the mixing phase and bake it in the oven, or if there’s some ingredient that I’m missing. I’m still experimenting with different recipes, but they are all a chore to chew. And, of course, the little person doesn’t like them at all.

I’m also finding that they are VERY salty. Must try with less salt.