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Basic Bread Machine White Bread

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Rating: 5/5 5 stars
29 reviews
2 comments

ready in: 1-2 hrs
serves/makes:   1.5 lb loaf
  

recipe id: 12533
cook method: bread machine
Basic White Bread Recipe
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ingredients

1 1/4 cup water
2 tablespoons butter or margarine
3 cups white flour
2 tablespoons sugar
1 1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoon bread machine yeast
1 1/2 tablespoon dry milk powder, optional

directions

Add ingredients to machine according to manufacturer's directions. Select White cycle.

cook's notes

I find that reducing the amount of salt makes the bread raise higher. Also if the dough looks too moist while the machine is kneading I add more flour. Usually a heaping tablespoon.

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nutrition

93 calories, 2 grams fat, 17 grams carbohydrates, 2 grams protein per slice. This recipe is low in fat.
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This recipe came out great. SO much better than the bread machine recipe for white bread. I wonder if the person who commented named Jason, used bread white flour or regular flour? We used the bread flour, and it made the perfect loaf of soft non-dense bread. Thanks for the recipe.


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Not very helpful, and most comments seemed extremely generic and in fact 3 were the sameas I have seen on other sites. The exact same. Also this recipe turned out doughy and heavy just like the rest. Also noone answered dave: comment 29. It seems his review is the same as mine. Is it just our machines? I use a black and decker 1.5 on basic setting and it doesnt turn out anything close to store bread. Sorry but help please.

CDKitchen Staff Reply:
This recipe is only on CDKitchen so I'm not sure how you'd see the same comments posted elsewhere. The problem may be your bread machine or the ingredients used. Baking recipes often need to be tweaked to work properly depending where you live. Are you in a high altitude? Also, flour varies from region to region in the US depending on where it was produced so the hardness of it could be different with the brand you are using. You said that this recipe turns out "doughy and heavy just like the rest" which implies that you've had trouble making other bread recipes in your machine. Have you tried making the recipes that came with the instruction booklet? If even they don't turn out, then my guess is that your machine is at fault.




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I am so excited to make this recipe, I am making it now. It looks good and the reviews are good. I will have to let you know, it seems most bread machine recipes are tasty, but, to heavy and harden very fast..looking forward to this new recipe, thank you.


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Uodate,the bread has the house smelling like a bakery, this is the best recipe yet for Basic White Bread, thank you again.


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This recipe convinced me not throw away my bread machine. I ate myself sick. I blame you.


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Great tasting bread. Some bread machine recipes yield a very dense loaf. This one was light and moist.


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How many servings or slices does this make? Can't calculate calories per slice if I don't know how many slices to cut the load into!


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This is my favorite, foolproof, bread machine bread recipe. Never fails and turns out perfect every time. I make it at least once a week because it gets eaten up so fast in my house.


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I have never posted a review about any recipe but I have to say wow this is the very best bread I have ever made:)


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Wonderful recipe!!! I have 3 sons and make a lot of bread. This is the best
white bread that I have ever made!! I have a machine that makes a 3 lb loaf
and this recipe made a huge loaf as is. Do not adjust this recipe to make it
bigger. Thankyou thankyou thankyou for sharing this :-)


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A fantastic recipe and a fantastic result. Excellent white bread. A little bit, a little less salt, 1 1/3 tespoon, but at mixing a little flour. Played perfectly. The taste super. Thank you.


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tiannasgamma

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The first time I made this bread it was heavy and not very good. This time I added more yeast and used the sandwich setting on my bread machine. The bread was delicious and nice and light. We loved it.


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I recieved a bread machine for Christmas so I have been trying different recipes. For white bread this is my favorite! As other reviewers mentioned this bread is so nice and soft. It is also very easy to put together with only a few ingredients. I used the light crust setting on my machine. This recipe is a keeper and I don't see a need for me to try any more white bread recipes! Thank you for sharing :) gotta love the internet!


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Dave

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I tried this recipe yesterday and followed it to a tee. However the loaf was "doughy". I've had this problem with other recipes as well. What do you think I am doing wrong? I'm using a panasonic sd-rd250. It has 2 size settings: medium and XL. Any help would be appreciated.


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This is the best bread so thank you for this recipe, I make it 2 to 3 times a week, my husband can not get enough. I also passed this recipe on to a friend. He was using a recipe that came with his bread maker, his bread is always so heavy. he also loves this recipe. So thank you for such a great bread recipe.


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This recipe is fantastic! Much better than the one that came with the bread machine. It is light and almost fluffy, not heavy and wet as others that I've tried. I made the large loaf and followed RJ's note. This recipe is a "keeper"!


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This is the only bread machine recipe that I've tried that has worked perfectly the first time and produced the bread exactly as advertised. I HIGHLY recommend this recipe to especially the beginners out there, as this will give you a reason for having acquired your bread machine!!!


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I make this recipe about 2 times a week, since my husband and I don't buy storebrand bread.

This recipe is by far the best bread recipe I have ever made. Not only that, but I have past it on to my sisters, Mom, and almost every person who has ate this bread at my house.

Absolutely everyone loves it.

Thank you so much for posting it!!!!

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This recipe was very easy (not sure why it is rated as a 3 difficulty).

I think the recipe turned out pretty well. My only suggestion is to use less salt (I used sea salt), otherwise it was perfect.

Thank you for this resource.


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was good bread though i do have to say made 1 with bleached flour and one with the bread flour and the one with the bread flour rose much higher just personal experimentation, but good recipe 2 thumbs up and a right on..


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I just made this tonight and it was great! I have not used my bread machine to make loaf bread for a few years (only for other things) because I couldn't find a good recipe. Now I have. The crust was soft and the loaf was so light; just like store bought only better!! I will be making this instead of buying bread from here on out.


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I was having trouble with my old recipe for some reason (in a rut I guess) so I tried this one and it is the new family fav! It was easy, and turned out fluffy and delicious. Five stars.


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This is the very best bread I have ever made. It has a nice light taste. My machine just finished and I am going to make another!


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Jun 26, 2008





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This is the beast white bread recipe i have ever made! It's so close in texture to store bought bread. I will be making this a Lot! Thank you for the recipe!


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It was soooooooo good!! I bought this machine 2 days ago and read all the negative reviews about the recipe that came w/ the machine. So I looked for a good and easy basic white bread just to try. It came out perfect!!
Thank you thank you


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The most simpliest recipe for a bread machine I have ever used. The bonus of the whole thing is that the bread tastes great. Highly recomend this recipe to anyone.


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This bread was the best I ever made with my machine. The comment about lowering the salt was helpful and for once I feel like I made a loaf of bread instead of a just a small square


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I pretty well have switched from bought bread to this receipe. I have tried others but this one is the best. Other people have tried it and always have had great comments. Some even want me to bake a loaf for them.


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it was okkkkkkaaaaaaay, very gooooooooooood


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The ingredients are super simple and the loaf turned out to be really soft, this recipe is a definite keeper!


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Bread was lovely!, my mum left me in charge of making a white loaf with the breadmaker for the kids sandwiches but I lost the recipe she left me!! One search on the net and I found and tried this. No could tell the difference (shes vey proud of her bread) so thanks for that! kate x