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Home-Style White Bread Recipe

Home-Style White Bread Recipe

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 YIELD:16 servings


  • 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


  • 1. 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). Yield: 1 loaf (about 1-1/2 pounds, 16 slices).

Nutritional 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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GStaelens User ID: 1765741 235944
Reviewed Oct. 29, 2015


nfair1971 User ID: 1547075 73331
Reviewed Mar. 3, 2014

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

wrenjen523 User ID: 7407554 87619
Reviewed 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 User ID: 5896698 104461
Reviewed 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 User ID: 2812295 28496
Reviewed 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!"

Shayla28 User ID: 4567307 32529
Reviewed Aug. 8, 2011

"I just made this in my bread machine and it completely flopped. The bread hardly rose and it is sunk in the middle while baking. Is it supposed to have an egg in it?"

JBess User ID: 2735852 87617
Reviewed Jun. 25, 2011

"This recipe was just what I was looking for a bread with more home made taste. Thank you for sharing."

ctmom05 User ID: 981118 87616
Reviewed Jun. 20, 2011

"This recipe is the one we started with for bread baking. There is plenty of room to add your own personal touches to it. It is most definately a keeper!"

MrsKase User ID: 3265136 87602
Reviewed May. 27, 2011

"Finally, after trying several recipes I found one that actualy works right for sandwiches! Thank You! This is what I will be making twice a week or more from now on!"

Leah A User ID: 3711484 42413
Reviewed Jan. 5, 2011

"This simple recipe was quick to throw together and pop into the breadmaker. It rose well and baked beautifully! This will definitely be my go-to bread recipe."

dilbert098 User ID: 3743376 81856
Reviewed Jan. 3, 2010

"This is by far the best homemade bread maker bread I have ever had! Passing this one along, thanks for sharing. Simple ingredients make this recipe a must-have."

ctmom05 User ID: 981118 45795
Reviewed Nov. 19, 2009

"I tried this recipe for the first time a few years ago, and have enjoyed it hundreds of times since then. It's my very favorite bread to make.

The recipe is simple, it's economical, it tastes great, and it is easy to make. I recommend it for the novice baker and experienced bakers alike!"

g456 User ID: 937330 26489
Reviewed Sep. 2, 2009

"very good, easy by hand. 30 min 350 degrees"

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