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 for your bread machine is both delicious and extremely easy to make! It’s a favorite for all and you’ll make a perfect loaf on every try!
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BASIC WHITE BREAD RECIPE
We love this white bread recipe, it’s so delicious! Not to mention very easy; just add your ingredients into the machine, and let the bread machine do the work. It’s so simple, your child could make it!
You’ll have a perfect loaf every time in 3 hours, but only 5 minutes of prep work.
You most likely have all the ingredients in your kitchen for this recipe too, so no need to run to the store. No need for bread flour, as it uses all-purpose flour.
Serve warm or cold, do as you wish. Just store it properly for freshness. Here’s some great storage options; storage container or bag. If you don’t have either of those, a freezer size ziplock bag works just as good.
It will last about 3-4 days stored in a cloth bag in a dark area of your kitchen or pantry. If it even lasts that long.
Can I use other flours? Although I have yet to try using other flours, I’ve had a few people mention using bread flour instead of AP flour. And also someone mentioned using half AP and Whole Wheat.
Can I make these dairy free? Yes, I’ve recently had to go dairy free and made this bread to accommodate. It’s very easy to make this bread vegan and dairy free, follow the directions exactly and just substitute the cows milk or any milk(I use oat milk) and the cows butter for a vegan butter(I use Earth Balance). Taste just as good!
TIPS FOR MAKING YOUR OWN BREAD
First, find a bread machine; whether you buy one brand new or find a second hand one. Either way I suggest getting one with multiple features and sizes like mine. This one is very affordable and has 12 settings including a gluten free setting.
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.
Lastly, find the way you’ll store your bread. I’ve found ours stay fresh the longest in a large cloth bag inside a bread box, cupboard or pantry. Or even a bread container is great! And make cutting your bread easy with this slicer.
LOOKING FOR MORE BREAD RECIPES?
We are huge fans of bread in our house and have some form of homemade bread in the kitchen every week. From sweet breads to basic loafs.
- Sourdough Focaccia Bread
- Sourdough Banana Bread
- Tuscan Herb French Bread in the Bread Machine
- English Muffin Bread in the Bread Machine
It’s very easy to make your own homemade bread, and once you do you’ll never want to go back to store bought bread. It’s not loaded with sugar or preservatives, and no packaging which is another important thing.
Hope you enjoy this basic white bread recipe as much as we do!
Basic White Bread Machine Recipe
- Bread Machine
- Measuring Cups
- Measuring Spoons
- 1 cup lukewarm water
- 1/3 cup lukewarm milk
- 3 Tbsp melted butter
- 3 Tbsp white 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 10 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.