Here is an easy bread machine white bread recipe. It creates a buttery white bread that is perfect as a sandwich bread or as toast. FYI - Our bread machine white bread recipe helps you to make 1.5 lb or 2 lb loaf versions. Please visit Bread Dad (BreadDad.com) for more great bread recipes.Please rate & comment on this recipe in the comment box below. Thanks! We love to hear from people who have enjoyed our recipes.
Prep Time5 minutesmins
Cook Time3 hourshrs
Total Time3 hourshrs5 minutesmins
Course: Breakfast, Lunch, Sandwich
Keyword: bread machine white bread, bread machine white bread recipe, bread maker white bread, white bread bread machine, white bread machine recipe, white bread recipe
Author: Bread Dad
Ingredients for 1.5 lb White Bread
1 1/8CupsMilk(lukewarm) – 259 milliliters - 1 1/8 cups of milk is equivalent to 1 cup and 2 tablespoons of milk
5TablespoonsUnsalted Butter(softened) – 71 grams
3CupsBread Flour(not all purpose flour) – 360 grams
1 1/2TablespoonsWhite Granulated Sugar– 19 grams
1TeaspoonSalt– 6 grams
1TeaspoonBread Machine Yeast– 3 grams
Ingredients for 2 lb White Bread
1 1/2CupsMilk(lukewarm) – 345 milliliters
6TablespoonsUnsalted Butter(softened) – 86 grams
4CupsBread Flour(not all purpose flour) – 480 grams
2TablespoonsWhite Granulated Sugar– 25 grams
1 1/2TeaspoonsSalt– 9 grams
1 1/2TeaspoonsBread Machine Yeast– 4.5 grams
Bread machine settings – 1.5 or 2 pound loaf, light color and “basic” bread setting.
Soften the butter in your microwave.
Unplug your bread machine.
Remove the bread pan from the unplugged bread machine (so when you add the ingredients, they can not accidentally spill into the machine).
Pour the milk into the bread pan and then add the other ingredients. Place the bread machine yeast in last and the yeast should not touch the liquid (until the bread machine is turned on and the ingredients start to be mixed together by the bread machine). Put bread pan with ingredients back into unplugged bread machine.
Plug in bread machine. Enter the correct settings (for either 1.5 lb or 2 lb loaf version) and press the "start" button.
When the bread machine has finished baking the bread, unplug the bread machine and remove the bread pan from the bread machine. Wear oven mitts as the bread pan & bread machine will be hot.
Remove the bread from the bread pan and place the bread on a cooling rack. Use oven mitts when removing the bread as the bread & bread pan will be hot.
Optional - Right after you remove the hot bread from the bread pan and place it on the cooling rack, you can use a pastry brush to brush a very light coat of melted butter on the top of the bread. This creates a more golden crust and adds even more buttery flavor. This works best when the bread is still hot. FYI - Do not use too much melted butter or it will run all over the sides of the bread. Also do not brush on when the bread has cooled down.
After removing the bread, don’t forget to remove the mixing paddle if it is stuck in the bread. Use oven mitts as the mixing paddle will be very hot coming out of the bread machine. Or wait until the bread is completely cooled and then remove the mixing paddle.
Let the bread cool on the cooling rack for 1-2 hours before cutting.
Please read the Bread Dad tips section for extra information on how to make this recipe successfully & to avoid common bread machine problems.
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