Bread Machine Basic White Bread

by Nate

Being 3 hours from warm, fresh homemade bread is the best reason you need to get a bread machine.  This is the most simple recipe and is one of our favorite loaves to make.  It typically doesn’t last more than a day in our house between making grilled cheeses, toast, sandwiches or just warm with some salted butter it’s delicious.

This is the most common loaf that we make in our bread machine because of all of the different uses for it.  And sometimes we even make it just for the amazing smell it gives off as it is baking.  And it really couldn’t be any simpler to get great results.  I like to weigh the ingredients just for consistency but I’ve also included the volume measurements as well.

For this recipe I am just using King Arthur All Purpose Flour, but you could sub in bread flour if you wanted a bit more chew in your bread.  I would also say you could adjust the salt level to fit your preferences as well.  We don’t use salted butter in the recipe so keep that in mind as you are adding salt in the recipe.

On this bread machine there are different options for the type of crust you want, and it changes the heat level and duration of the baking process.  For this bread we really like a soft pliable loaf so we end up using the light crust option.  Otherwise, if we end up toasting it with a darker crust it can end up being a bit too burnt taste for us.  The only time I use the higher crust levels is if we are making some type of French bread or something to use with soup and really like the crust.

Also, you can adjust for the size of the loaf you are making from 1lb to 2lbs.  This recipe is for a 1.5lb loaf so that is what it will be set for here.

So with all that said it really can’t be much easier so I hope you enjoy the recipe, and have a great day!

Bread Machine White Bread

Cooking Time:
Nutrition facts: 200 calories 20 grams fat
Rating: 5.0/5
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  • 1 cup (227g) - Water
  • 1/3 cup (74g) - Milk
  • 3 tbsp (43g) - Melted Unsalted Butter
  • 3 ¾ cup (450g) - AP Flour
  • 3 tbsp (35g) - Sugar
  • 1 ½ tsp (9g) - Salt
  • 1 ½ tsp - Active Dry Yeast Bread Machine


Make sure the paddle is inserted into your machine and is in the correct position.

Add the wet ingredients first including the water, milk and melted butter.

Add the dry ingredients on top of the wet.

Adjust the settings of your machine depending on how you like your bread.


For this recipe and machine I used the Basic Bread setting with a Light Crust and it was a 1.5lb loaf size.

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