Wonderful White Bread Recipe

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"Simply wonderful" is the way Karen Kaloydis of Flushing, Michigan describes this beautiful loaf of home-style white bread. Its light texture makes it great for sandwiches or toast.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 3 hours
MAKES:16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 3 hours
MAKES: 16 servings


  • 1 cup plus 1 tablespoon water (70° to 80°)
  • 1 egg
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons canola oil
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 3-1/4 cups bread flour
  • 1 package (1/4 ounce) active dry yeast

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 111 calories, 2g fat (trace saturated fat), 13mg cholesterol, 226mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein


  1. In a 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). Yield: 1 loaf (1-1/2 pounds, 16 slices).
Originally published as Country White Bread in Quick Cooking March/April 1998, p33

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Reviewed Apr. 29, 2015

"This is my go to white bread recipe! You can use just the dough setting on the machine and make wonderful dinner rolls. The loaf bread makes wonderful sandwiches, toast or whatever you use white bread for. This is a real keeper."

Reviewed Mar. 2, 2014

"Yum!!! Great recipe which I now bake in the bread maker all the time."

Reviewed Jan. 23, 2014

"This bread machine recipe is absolutely wonderful! I have tried many bread machine recipes and this is the absolute best! Once in a while I add 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract for a little sweetness."

Reviewed Feb. 9, 2013

"This bread is fluffy and was just the right size for my regular bread machine. I am making it again but will be adding herbs and some dried onion for extra flavor. This bread will go with any meal. Thank you for sharing it!"

Reviewed Jul. 3, 2012

"Best white bread recipe, hands down! Thank you for this, I have been trying to find a recipe that didn't need milk powder. This is a keeper!"

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