This white bread machine recipe is made with unbleached all purpose flour! You’ll love this bread recipe cause it’s perfect sandwiches and toast alike!
My mom is the queen of baking bread. There’s no arguing it, she’s 100% the best at homemade bread. Sometimes, if we’re lucky, she calls on Sunday morning and says “Come for lunch, I’m making soup and fresh buns!”
We all squeal with delight and skip breakfast. (I mean, I DO!)
Me, on the other hand? It’s not one of my skills. She’s handed down her recipe to me, tried to teach me, gave up teaching me, then taught my sister instead.
We’ve all decided that mom’s bread recipe will live on with my sister. I am just not good! Haha
So I bought a bread maker! Fake it till you make it, am I right?
This bread recipe is also my moms, but adapted for the bread machine. She tweaked it for me because I like her recipe and it’s easy to make bread in a machine!
If I can do it, YOU can do it!
Here’s my amazing homemade vanilla bean jam on a fresh crust slice of homemade bread machine bread!
We always fight over the crust part in this house, isn’t that strange – store bought bread is so ho hum, no one wants the crust piece, but with this homemade bread maker recipe there’s always a little bit of a tussle over who gets the end. Or should I call it the butt?
What do you call the crusty slice of bread?
Here’s what you need to know about this bread machine recipe:
HOMEMADE bread doesn’t keep long. It doesn’t keep any better in the fridge either. We often cut our loaves in half and freeze half and keep the remainder out on the counter. Freezing as soon as the bread has been cut and cooled usually gives me better results.
USE a flour scoop to scoop into you measuring cup then the back of a knife to level off. This gives more consistent results from loaf to loaf. Do not sift!
START with 1 3/4 cups of water. It really depends on your flour and some flours don’t like 2 cups of water. The first time you make this, I recommend adding 1 3/4 cup of water and then checking the dough during the first mixing cycle.
2LB. That’s the size of loaf this bread maker recipe makes. Please make sure your bread machine has a 2 lb loaf capacity!
ALL purpose flour is great in this bread recipe. Like, I am LOW maintenance when it comes to ingredients in this house. I use unbleached all purpose flour for everything I can.
DEFINITELY use bread machine yeast, it’s got smaller granules which allow the yeast to be hydrated more quickly and also rises in less time than active dry yeast.
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- 1 3/4-2 cups warm water
- 1.5 tsp sweetner , - I've used honey, organic cane sugar, agave, maple syrup
- 1 tsp salt
- 2-3 tbsp oil - coconut, olive, canola - whatever you have on hand
- 4 cups all purpose flour, - I use unbleached using scoop and level method - see notes
- 2 tsp bread machine yeast
- Chuck all ingredients into bread maker pan, in that order, being sure to sprinkle the yeast on top.
- Set to bake, or bake sandwich - whatever you like.
- Walk away. Drink a coffee, read a book, watch Netflix.
- When bread machine beeps done, remove loaf pan and turn out onto a tea towel. Stand your loaf upright and allow to cool at least for a bit before you dive in!
* This bread recipe makes a 2 LB loaf. Please double check that your bread machine has a 2 LB capacity before making this recipe!
*When measuring flour, I use the scoop and level method - Using a flour scoop to fill a measuring cup, then level with the back of a knife. Don't sift the flour first! Consistent measuring is definitely important in consistency between loaf to loaf!
*I've edited the amount of water in this recipe from 2 cups to 1 3/4 to 2 cups. I've gotten some feedback that this results in a pretty wet dough, I've not had that problem in either of my bread machines, but it's likely due to the humidity level of everyone's homes and, therefore, flour. Please start with the lesser amount of water and keep an eye on the bread as it mixes and you'll know if you need more.
- Breville BBM800XL Bread Maker
- Fleischmann's, Bread Machine Yeast (Pack of 2)
- King Arthur Flour - Unbleached All Purpose Flour
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Amount Per Serving:Calories: 309 Total Fat: 11g Saturated Fat: 3g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 8g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 265mg Carbohydrates: 46g Fiber: 2g Sugar: 6g Protein: 6g
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