Basic White Bread for Bread Machine Abm

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Total Time
1hr 15mins
Prep 5 mins
Cook 1 hr 10 mins

From my bread machine's recipe book, for use with the Basic Medium cycle. I'm also including the specs for bigger capacities but listing the recipe for a 1-lb loaf. My machine requires you to proof the yeast first; some may not so disregard Step 1 if you don't have to proof! (2 1/4 cups AP flour + 6 3/4 tablespoons vital wheat gluten = 2 1/4 cups bread flour) My Medium cycle for a 1-lb loaf takes about 70 minutes, other machines will vary.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. If you have to proof the yeast first, proof it in the sugar and water in the bread machine's basin for 10-15 minutes or until foamy; then mix the other ingredients together and pop it in for the Basic Medium or Basic White cycle.
  2. If not, just throw everything in, hit the Basic Medium or Basic White cycle for a 1-lb capacity, and kick back and let the machine do its work! The 1-lb loaf yields about 10 large slices.
  3. For 1.5-lb loaf, use 1 cup water, 3 tablespoons oil, 3 tablespoons sugar, 1 1/2 teaspoons salt, 3 cups bread flour (3 TB vital wheat gluten + 3 cups AP flour) and 2 1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast.
  4. For 2-lb loaf, use 1 1/3 cups water, 1/4 cup oil, 1/4 cup sugar, 2 teaspoons salt, 4 cups bread flour (4 TB vital wheat gluten + 4 cups AP flour), and 1 tablespoon active dry yeast.