Prep 5 mins
Cook 25 mins
This is my standard loaf of white bread, good for anything. Very soft. I mix it in the bread machine then bake it in the oven. As with all my bread, I let it cool and then slice the whole loaf and put in a freezer bag and freeze and then I can take whatever I need out and have fresh bread. This does not include machine and rising time.
- 1 cup water (room temp.)
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 3 tablespoons margarine
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 1⁄4 cup powdered milk (not skim)
- 2 teaspoons sugar
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons bread machine yeast
- Add ingredients in order given (this is for my machine, your's maybe different).
- Select dough cycle.
- When done, take out dough and on a floured surface, shape into loaf and place in loaf pan. (I try to work it as little as possible).
- Let rise in a warm place for approximately 40 minutes until doubled in size.
- Bake on centre rack of preheated 350 degree oven for 25-30 minutes.
- Cool on wire rack before slicing.
This is my new go-to bread recipe. It is amazing. I do not have a bread machine so for me, the "dough" setting is mixing everything in my kitchen aid for about 10mins set on 4 with a dough hook and then allowing the bread to rise for about an hour. After my "dough" cycle has finished, I continued with the recipe as written and could not be happier. My family ate this bread up so fast, I had to make it again the next day.
*hint* it makes a huge delicious difference if you do brush it with butter as soon as it comes out of the oven. I highly recommend this recipe to the beginner and seasoned baker alike. Just remember the most important ingredient is patience.
If you are looking for a soft fluffy bread, this is perfect.
This is a 10* recipe in our eyes! WOW! fantastic bread. My hubby is on cloud 9, he had 4 slices as soon as it came out of the oven today. I had forgotten to add the sugar but I don't think it harmed the flavor at all. I also used 2% milk instead of the powdered milk and I used bread flour that I use for baking bread.As soon as it came out of the oven, I brushed some melted butter over the entire loaf. This is most certainly a favorite in our house from now on! Thanks so much for sharing this marvelous bread!!
I wanted to make a soft white loaf which I could tweak by adding some wholemeal flour so I figured that this was a good recipe to try. I followed the recipe but used 2 1/2 cups bread flour and 1/2 cup stone-ground wholemeal flour. I also substituted brown sugar instead of white, used full-fat milk instead of powder and butter instead of margarine. Well, the bread rose beautifully, baked perfectly and was absolutely delicious! I highly recommend this recipe for a brown loaf.