Friendly Neighbor Bread (Bread Machine 1 Pound Loaf)

Total Time
3hrs 5mins
Prep 5 mins
Cook 3 hrs

I have had this recipe copied down for years, but have not tried it yet. Someone shared this with me on a message board back in the days of Compuserve. This makes a small 1 pound loaf. The name here seems to imply that you would bake up a loaf to share with a new neighbor. I am guessing at the cook time, as the time will vary depending upon your machine.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Add ingredients into your bread machine in the order recommended in your manual- usually wet ingredients, then dry ingredients, then yeast or the exact opposite, depending upon your machine.
  2. Use the regular cycle or whole wheat cycle.
Most Helpful

Soft and fluffy. I made this on the dough cycle, as I rarely ever bake any bread in the machine. This is delicious and my husband enjoyed it with his soup tonight.I am marveling at the moistness of this bread. Wonderful! Will be made many times.Thank you for the recipe.

lilypads January 01, 2010

I figured if this made a 1 pound loaf, I could double it for a 2 lb-er. Well, it didn't work, but the crust of this bread was SO scrumptious that this will be a keeper recipe for me. Next time I'll stick to a smaller loaf or bake in my oven. Also, I subbed a bit of the flour with ground flax.

annlouise May 18, 2006

This made a beautiful loaf in my breadmachine. I put it on the light crust setting and actually, forgot to reserve the potato water, so I used plain water. Very moist tender loaf. Thanks Heather

CookbookCarrie September 12, 2004