White Bread Machine Recipe

white bread machine recipeWe often think of white bread is simply “plain old bread” that comes with just about every sandwich that we eat. We think of this because most commercial white breads are in fact pretty flavorless and bland. However, it cannot be understated that homemade white bread is probably one of the most satisfying and surprisingly flavorful additions to our diet that we can make ourselves with our bread machines. Below is an excellent recipe for this American staple that has been with us for centuries, but the techniques in creating it is entirely modern.

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White Bread Machine Recipe
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2 lb. Loaf Bread
  • 1¼ cup + 1 tablespoon water
  • 2 tablespoons margarine or butter
  • 4 cups white bread flour
  • 1½ teaspoons bread machine yeast
  • 2 teaspoons low sodium salt
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons nonfat dry milk
1.5 lb. Loaf Bread
  • 1¼ cup + 1 tablespoon water
  • 1½ tablespoons margarine or butter
  • 3 cups white bread flour
  • 1¼ teaspoons bread machine yeast
  • 1¾ teaspoons low sodium salt
  • 1¾ tablespoons sugar
  • 1¾ tablespoons nonfat dry milk
  1. The first step in this recipe is to combine all the ingredients in the listed order above into the mixing unit. This is one of the easier breads to make, and many models of bread maker will have the "white bread" or "light" bread setting to ensure a good crust along with a tender inside. The kneading process itself should only take about 10 min., and no waiting is needed to then activate the baking process.
  2. All of us are familiar with this particular form of bread, and we all know what to look for as far as it baking properly. The entire process should only take about 20 min., after which the bread can be taken out of the machine and placed in a cool ventilated area.
  3. One taste of this freshly baked homemade white bread will make you see why it is the most popular in America still to this day. Feel free to slice it as thinly or as thickly as you like, depending on your appetite or the kind of sandwich you have in mind. You will also find that freshly baked bread tends to keep a little longer than the bread that is purchased at the store. And there are very few things that scream "comfort food" quite like a freshly baked loaf of homemade white bread.
Tips and Suggestions -adding a little bit of egg white to the dough as is mixing will add a bit of moisture and texture to the bread when it comes out. Also this bread recipe makes for a very mean French toast when it becomes a bit too old for sandwiches.
Nutrition Information
Serving Size: 1 Slice Calories: 184 Fat: 4g Sugar: 26g

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2 Responses to White Bread Machine Recipe

  1. Jon says:

    Wonderful tasting white bread!

  2. Ryan says:

    My son is allergic to dairy is there a substitute to the non-fat dry milk? How would it be if i skipped it? Thanks

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