Recipe – Simple White Bread

Recipe - Simple White Bread

This is a super simple white bread recipe; basically, four ingredients, if you skip the salt. You’d be hard-pressed to find a simpler recipe.  Essentially follows the basics of the been around for leavened bread for roughly 6000 years.

Ingredients by Loaf Size

Ingredient 1 Pound 1 ½ Pound 2 Pound
Water 7/8 Cup 1 cups 1 1/2 cups
Sugar 1 ½ tsp 2 tsp 1 tbsp
Salt (optional) 3/4 tsp 1 tsp 1 tsp
All-Purpose or Bread Flour 2 cups 3 cups 3 ½ cups
Yeast 1 ½ tsp 2 tsp 2 ½ tsp

Load Your Bread Machine

  • Generally, this is done adding the liquids first, followed by the dry ingredients, and yeast last. Following this order keeps the yeast separate from the liquid ingredients until the kneading cycle begins. However, you may check your owner’s manual and use the order recommended specifically for your machine.

Bread Machine Cook Cycle

  • Set your bread machine for a for the appropriate loaf size, crust darkness, white bread setting, and start the baking process. The basic or white bread cycle, typically, takes 3 to 4 hours and intended for use with many simple bread recipes.

Baker’s Note

  • I occasionally add 1/4 cup of dry rolled oats to add a little texture, but it is strictly optional.
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