Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 30 mins

This is a great basic white bread that is easy to make with a bread machine. I like to eat this bread as toast or use with sandwiches! Yum! From Betty Crocker's Best Bread Machine Cookbook

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 Pound Loaf

  • 1 12 cups water
  • 2 tablespoons margarine or 2 tablespoons butter
  • 4 cups flour (bread flour if you have it)
  • 3 tablespoons dry milk
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 12 teaspoons yeast (bread machine yeast or quick active dry yeast if possible)


  1. Place in bread machine and prepare according to manufactures suggestion. (I like to use the dough cycle so that I can cook the bread in the oven ay 350°F for about 30-35 minutes). Homemade Bread -- Yum!


Most Helpful

My 15 year old son, liked this bread so much, he asked me to show him how to use the bread maker so he could make a loaf. The only changes I made was to sub skim milk for the water and powder and I only used 1 tsp of salt. I used the machine to make the dough and cooked it in the oven. Thanks for the recipe.

Cilantro in Canada September 28, 2008

I make a loaf (sometimes 2!) of this bread every week using my bread machine (all the way through the baking). DH enjoys this for toast every morning. It is also a great sandwich bread and we enjoy this dressed up as garlic bread with our spaghetti. This is a true winner of a bread recipe. Try it, you'll like it!!

Princess Pea November 29, 2007

I made this bread last night to serve with homemade soup. The only changes I made was that I used dry buttermilk and increased the yeast to 1 Tablespoon, as is my practice whenever a recipe calls for 4 cups of flour. I mixed, kneaded, and let rise a bit in the machine. Then I removed it kneaded it a bit more and shaped it into a nice long french style loaf. I baked it on a large stoneware lined with parchment paper for the suggested 30 min then just left it to cool slightly on the stoneware after I buttered the top. (this is a good way to make sure the bread is cooked inside rather than overcooking it in the oven for too long) It was a big hit. There were only 4 of us eating it. I had only about 1/4 of a loaf left after dinner. I think one of my cousins who was here ate at least 4 pieces himself. Good recipe, Thanks Quest4ZBest!

CarrolJ May 19, 2007

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