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Wonderful White Bread

"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
    1 loaf (1-1/2 pounds, 16 slices)


  • 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


  • 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).
Nutrition Facts
1 slice: 111 calories, 2g fat (0 saturated fat), 13mg cholesterol, 226mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.

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  • squeakymouse
    May 2, 2020

    Very soft, tall loaf. Used 432 g. Bread flour, 1 t. Kosher salt, 2 1/2 bread machine yeast and 1 c. Water. Had to add 2 T. Wheat bran as dough was very sticky. Next time, I'll reduce the water and possibly the yeast.

  • 2124arizona
    Apr 14, 2019

    The ingredients are readily available and taste sooooo good!

  • khopkins
    Nov 2, 2018

    My husband loves this bread. With instant yeast we have fresh baked bread in less than two hours!

  • erinshea1982
    Jul 10, 2018

    This makes a wonderful soft textured white bread! I love the easy prep of a bread machine! This does make a large loave, so make sure you select that setting on your machine!

  • Marilynn
    Mar 4, 2017

    The texture is heavenly and exactly what I was looking for - soft and fluffy. It is slightly too sweet so I will use less sugar next time. Also, it rose up and touched the little window on my bread machine and I thought it was supposed to be the smaller loaf size! Not sure what to do about this. It came out huge.

  • Patchlady786
    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.

  • Pinfox
    Mar 2, 2014

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

  • donnakship
    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.

  • metrobostonweb
    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!

  • cook4my5kidsandhub
    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!