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Home-Style White Bread

I often serve this bread with meals because I can use my bread machine to make it. It is a real time saver when I know I will have a busy day. I can assemble the ingredients in the morning, set the timer and come home to a fresh loaf for supper.—Yvonne Nave, Lyons, Kansas
  • Total Time
    Prep: 5 min. Bake: 3 hours + cooling
  • Makes
    1 loaf (about 1-1/2 pounds, 16 slices)


  • 1 cup water (70° to 80°)
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons nonfat dry milk powder
  • 3 cups bread flour
  • 2 teaspoons active dry yeast


  • In bread machine pan, place all ingredients in order suggested by manufacturer. Select basic bread setting. Choose crust color and loaf size if available. Bake according to bread machine directions (check dough after 5 minutes of mixing; add 1 to 2 tablespoons of water or flour if needed).
Nutrition Facts
1 slice: 98 calories, 1g fat (1g saturated fat), 4mg cholesterol, 167mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.

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  • tkuehl
    Feb 12, 2021

    This makes great grilled cheese sandwiches. Easy and a staple for so many uses (French toast, paninis). I double the powdered milk, and always use honey in my homemade breads for a softer texture and it seems to last a little longer.

  • Marlene
    Jun 27, 2020

    No comment left

  • DoughBoy35
    Mar 10, 2020

    I can't rate this because I haven't made it..I'm a retired navy baker who made everything from scratch . Our bread recipe called for two hundred pounds of flour . I still use the same recipe today at home, only I just make two loaves at a time . Ha Ha I am going to try this recipe , I'll just make it the Navy way.

  • Kay
    Jan 21, 2019

    how are we do these recipes if we do not have a bread machine? Can you add directions if that is the case as well?

  • redhen1970
    Apr 27, 2018

    I have been looking for a really good white bread recipe for my bread machine. This is it! I used all purpose white flour and ended up with a slightly crunchy fraud and pillows soft inside. Thanks!

  • GStaelens
    Oct 29, 2015


  • nfair1971
    Mar 3, 2014

    Excellent! Tastes just like the bread I've made using my mixer

  • wrenjen523
    Nov 28, 2013

    As the other reviews, it is a very basic white bread perfect for a quick dinner or as a toast bread, or if you need bread for something else, like bread crumbs or bread for bread pudding. It also offers a lot of room to add things. As for the below review, if you don't load your bread machine properly or have old yeast/dead yeast, your bread won't rise no matter what you do.

  • Braintree Gal
    Sep 30, 2011

    This was the very first white bread recipe I used and it's the best & easiest. I bake mine in my regular oven in a loaf pan as I dislike the paddle mark. 350 deg. for about 20-25 mins.

  • blueblazehaze
    Aug 20, 2011

    This is a really good white bread. I have made it several times. My first venture with a bread machine. My only complaint is the crust is a little tough. Love homemade bread!