Basic White Bread (For Bread Machine)

Total Time
4hrs 10mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 4 hrs

This recipe came with my Black and Decker All in One Horizontal 2 lb bread maker. I am posting the recipe here so that I can not ever misplace it:) This recipe also make great buns!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. For Bread Measure ingredients in order listed into baking pan Insert baking pan into unit and close lid Select BASIC setting and choose REGULAR or DARK crust.
  2. Push start button.
  3. (15 minute delay before mixing begins) Timer will signal when baking cycle is complete.
  4. Using pot holders, remove baking pan from unit and carefully turn bread out of baking pan.
  5. Allow to cool before slicing.
  6. For Buns: Prepare bread recipe and use DOUGH setting When cycle ends, divide dough in to 16 small or 24 medium equal pieces.
  7. Roll into balls and place on greased baking sheet.
  8. Cover and let rise until double in size about 50 minutes.
  9. Bake at 375 degrees (preheated) for 20 minutes.


Most Helpful

I was about to throw out my bread machine, then I tried this recipe and created a perfect loaf of white bread that my whole family loved. I have the Black & Decker B6000C, and every loaf I made (3 before this one), was either too high and stuck to the top, or got stuck on the sides/bottom and was mangled coming out of the machine. For this loaf I used the 2lb, light setting, added a 15 minute delay time (as instructed in the recipe), used a plastic bread knife around the edges after backing was complete, then jiggled the heck out of the bread pan to release the loaf and it came out perfectly. Yeah, I can finally make a great loaf of white bread. Thanks!

cindyp1958 November 18, 2012

This time is was soft & awesome!!! I divided my dough & made a loaf & 7 rolls. This is DH's favorite bread ,It's now made everyday

DarksLight April 05, 2009

Can't believe I haven't rated this - I've made this many times, bread and rolls and it's very TASTY! No need for BF, I just use AP and increase the yeast to 2-1/4 teaspoons (one packet dry, active). We LOVE this recipe! Rises like it will carry us away, nice, yeasty flavor and makes for very fluffy rolls. I always use the ABM for mixing and the first rise, remove it, roll it out with the rolling pin, then roll it up into a large loaf or ball it up into about 12 large rolls. Love this recipe for making my own dry breadcrumbs, too, if there is any left over (not very often!). Super! Thanks for posting a really easy great recipe!

BIG_CHIEF July 19, 2009

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