Basic Loaf for Bread Machine (Abm)

Total Time
3hrs 10mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 3 hrs

This is the basic recipe for a loaf that came with the bread mix I buy. I sometimes find, depending on the weather, that I need to add a little bit more water, but I suggest only adding 1 tbs at a time, or you may quickly find it is too wet! If you wish to make this recipe a bit healthier, try using 3 cups of bread mix and top up with psyllium husk, but keep an eye on the dough ball to make sure it's mixed properly. (servings listed are for 2 slices ie. a sandwich!)

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 12 cups warm water
  • 3 12 cups white bread mix (or 3 cups bread mix, and 1/2 cup of psyllium husk)
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 1 12 teaspoons yeast, rounded


  1. Add ingredients in the order the manufacturer of your particular bread machine tells you to.
  2. Make sure the water is warm, not hot, as it will kill the yeast, and not cold as the yeast will take much longer to make the bread rise.
  3. As the bread is mixing, make sure it mixes together to form a cohesive, slightly 'tacky' ball. If it is too dry, try adding an extra 1 tbs of water at a time until it looks right. If too wet, add 1 tbs of bread mix or flour at a time.