What’s better than having fresh homemade bread? The fact that you can easily “make” it yourself with a bread machine. This basic white bread recipe is SO simple, seriously your child could prepare it! Although it takes about 3 hours to be complete, your prep time is 5 minutes and that’s all! The recipe’s for a 1 1/2 – 2 lb bread machine. And no need for bread flour, this is made with all-purpose flour.
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TIPS FOR MAKING YOUR OWN BREAD
First, find a bread machine; whether you buy one or find one on your local Buy Nothing FB group(sadly people don’t tend to use there’s and it sits on the shelf). If you can’t find one for free then I suggest buying one with multiple features and sizes like mine.
Second, find an easy recipe with limited effort on your part – like the basic white bread recipe below.
Third, find your “routine” – how often will you make a new loaf, what time of day. We make a new loaf every 2-3 days, I’ll throw all the ingredients in the machine and hit the start button and 3 hours later I’ll have a fresh loaf and be prepared for the morning.
HOW TO MAKE BASIC WHITE BREAD IN THE BREAD MACHINE
Pull out your bread machine, plug in and open the lid. Pour in ALL your ingredients by order listed. Close the lid, choose your settings. I typically do a 2 lb loaf, basic loaf, light or medium crust. And then click start.
After the bread is all done, carefully remove the pan from the machine and leave on the counter for 5 minutes.
Serve warm or cold, do as you wish. Just store it properly for freshness and so it doesn’t go stale quickly.
It last about 3-4 days stored in a cloth bag in a dark area of your kitchen or pantry.
If you don’t have a cloth bag or a bread container, a freezer size ziplock bag works just as good.
We’ve been making our own bread for a while now and it’s been especially great during this year.
It’s very easy to make and once you have fresh homemade bread you’ll never want to turn back.
It’s not loaded with sugar or preservatives, and no packaging which was another important thing for me.
The bread machine is such a great kitchen appliance to own. If you’re looking for other recipes for your bread machine; Tuscan Herb French Bread and English Muffin Bread are both great. And pair it with homemade Butter.
Basic White Bread in the bread machine
- 1 cup lukewarm water
- 1/3 cup lukewarm milk
- 3 Tbsp melted butter
- 3 Tbsp sugar
- 1 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 1/2 tsp instant dry yeast
- 3 3/4 cup all purpose flour
- Pour in ALL your ingredients by order into the bread machine.
- Close the lid, choose your settings. I do a 2 lb loaf, basic loaf, light or medium crust. And then click start.
- After the bread is all done, carefully remove the pan from the machine and leave on the counter for 5 minutes. To get the bread out, carefully shake it and place in a storage container or bag.
- Serve warm or cold, do as you wish. Just store it properly for freshness and so it doesn't go stale quickly. It last about 3-4 days stored in a cloth bag in a dark area of your kitchen or pantry.
How’d you like this recipe? Let me know in the comments below and be sure to save the pin for later!