Best White Bread (Abm)

"The base for this recipe was originally from Allrecipes but I've changed the recipe to suit my breadmaker and taste. When I made my first loaf of this I couldn't believe I had made something that looked and tasted like a commercially produced loaf. NOTE: My ABM is older and takes 2 1/2 hours to do a dough cycle. The times include rising time also."
photo by Galley Wench photo by Galley Wench
photo by Galley Wench
photo by Lizzie in NZ photo by Lizzie in NZ
photo by Lizzie in NZ photo by Lizzie in NZ
photo by Lizzie in NZ photo by Lizzie in NZ
Ready In:
4hrs 20mins
1 medium loaf


  • 2 teaspoons yeast (bread machine yeast)
  • 3 14 cups flour
  • 2 12 teaspoons gluten flour
  • 1 13 teaspoons salt
  • 1 13 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 13 cups water (luke warm)


  • Place the ingredients into your ABM in the order specified for your machine. Set it on the dough cycle.
  • When the dough cycle has beeped, LEAVE the dough in the machine for another 30 minutes. It will continue to rise again.
  • Preheat your oven to 190°C Grease a 9x5x3 loaf pan with butter.
  • Tip out your dough onto a lightly floured work area and roll into a long rectangle, making sure the width is no wider than 9 inches and about 1/2 inch thick. It doesn't matter about the length. You will hear all the air bubbles popping as you roll.
  • Once the air bubbles are gone, roll up, starting from one of the short ends. You may want to moisten the end of the dough to help seal it together.
  • Place roll of dough, seam side down, tucking ends under, in your loaf pan.
  • Leave to rise until doubled in size, approximately 30-40mins. Brush with melted butter.
  • Bake 190C for 30 minutes or until the loaf sounds hollow when tapped with the handle of a knife.
  • While loaf is hot brush with melted butter.
  • Remove loaf from pan onto a cooling rack.

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  1. Made in bread machine, was a total fail.
  2. My results were great. . . gluten is not available here in Mexico so had to trust that the flour had enough. I did add 1/4 cup of sun dried tomatoes and 1/4 cup of parmesan cheese and it was very tasty. Thanks for sharing.


We live in a town, in the South Island of New Zealand. We, being a husband (married 35 years), myself and three children: one 34 year old daughter, one 31 year old son and one 27 year old son. Of course, they've all flown the coop now. We also now have two little grandsons and two granddaughters. I'm not working now, so making the most of my time in the garden and catching up on stuff. Nice break after being a Cafe Manager/Barista. I love to bake, starting when I was about 12yo, continuing on as both a passion and a necessity while we raised our children. I'm now at THAT crossroads....hmmm.....what to do? I'm sort of swaying towards redesigning our back yard into a huge vegetable garden. Of course DH is pleased....hmmm.
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