Making bread in the a bread machine is so simple and easy because all the hard labor is taken care of. I personally prefer to bake my bread in the oven since I find that the end product is much better. The crust is a crisp golden brown and the inside is soft and fluffy. I also like the traditional bread shape as opposed to the square shape that you get from the bread maker.

White Bread Recipe for Bread Machine

White Bread Recipe for Bread Machine


  • 1 1/8 cups Water (warm)
  • 3 tablespoons Milk
  • 2 ½ tablespoons Margarine
  • 2 ½ teaspoons White sugar or honey
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 3 ¼ cups Bread flour
  • 1 ½ teaspoons Yeast (instant or bread machine)


  1. 1. Place all ingredients listed in order starting from the top in bread machine pan .
  2. 2. Make sure that the yeast is placed last and not touching any liquid
  3. 3. Place in bread maker on dough setting.
  4. 4. When cycle is done place dough on floured surface and knead for approximately 5 minutes.
  5. 5. You may need to add flour while kneading if dough is sticking to your hands. The dough should be tacky but not sticky.
  6. 6. Form into loaf and place in a greased bread pan. Make sure there is no air pockets or bread will be full of holes.
  7. 6. Form into loaf and place in a greased bread pan. Make sure there is no air pockets or bread will be full of holes.
  8. 7. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit
  9. 8. Let bread rest for approximately 30 minutes until it has doubled in size.
  10. 9. After bread has doubled in size gently rub top of bread with a little oil. Be careful not to deflate the bread.
  11. 10. Place in oven and bake between 45 minutes to 1 hour. Top of bread should be golden brown
  12. 11. When ready place on wire rack to cool to avoid soggy bread. Place tea towel over bread to maximize the bread's moistness.

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