Reviews for Best Bread Machine Bread
I've been using my bread machine on a regular basis for 7 years and have made some wonderful breads using this website. This afternoon, after reading MANY reviews, I decided to make this particular recipe "Best Bread Machine Bread" and I rated this recipe with 3 stars. Why? Although the shape and texture were perfect, I felt that the flavor was lacking. Yes, it was a very soft bread and yes, it did slice thinly using an electric knife, but it wasn't the good old "stick to your ribs" type of homemade bread. It tasted bland, like the grocery store variety of white sandwich bread. We much prefer a hardier, chewier loaf of bread.
I downloaded this recipe two weeks ago. I did reduce the yeast to 2 tsps as the first time I made it with the full amount of yeast it acutally lifted the lid of my breadmaker. My husband loves this bread which I have made at least five times, and each time it comes out perfect. I also made hamburger buns with this recipe using the dough cycle, then cutting the resulting dough into 8 pcs, shaping into rolls. Left them to rise again on a parchment lined baking tray until doubled baked at 375F for 20 minutes. My husband has stated he does not want store bought buns again. Love this recipe and have now laminated the printed receipt to keep it clean. Definitely 5 stars. Alanan
Not only is this bread ridiculously easy to prepare, it is also really tasty! I didn't change a single thing, made it exactly as the recipe stated. I've made this bread several times and it always turns out wonderful!
Excellent recipe! Turned out perfect. Btw - .25 ounce or 1 package equaled out to 1.5 tsp of yeast.
This bread is absolutely delicious. I love that taste you get when you make a hearty loaf of bread or homemade rolls. My husband likes it also - but when it comes to sandwiches for his lunch or grilled cheese he likes the taste of regular store bought white bread. I've searched long and far and this is the first recipe I've found that gives us both. I like it warm because I know it's fresh home baked but it has such a light flavor it really truly reminds me of white bread you buy at the store. I haven't changed the recipe at all, although I might try to replace some of the white flour with whole wheat the next time I make it. This recipes is a staple at our house now and I love how simple it is. There are no special ingredients and no special prep. Thanks!
BY FAR THE VERY BEST AND EASIEST BREAD I EVER TRIED TO MAKE. EVEN THOUGH I COOK ALL THE TIME, HESITATE WITH BREAD MAKING BECAUSE IT NEVER TURNS OUT RIGHT, BUT THIS WAS FOOLPROOF. AFTER READING MANY OF THE REVIEWS, I TOO DECIDED TO USE THE BREAD MACHINE ONLY FOR THE DOUGH CYCLE AND THEN PUT IT IN A GREASED BREAD PAN AND LET IT RISE IN AN OVEN WHICH HAD BEEN PRE-WARMED TO 200 DEGREES. I COVERED IT WITH A DISH TOWEL AND AS SOON AS IT ROSE, I BAKED IT ABOUT 30 MIN. AT 350 DEGREES. IT WAS JUST THE VERY BEST BREAD---EVEN PRETTY AND VERY TASTY. I ALSO MADE A SECOND LOAF AS ANOTHER REVIEWER SUGGESTED WITH CINNAMON/BROWN SUGAR AND RAISINS WHICH WAS EQUALLY GOOD. THANKS FOR A GREAT FOOLPROOF RECIPE!!!!! DON'T BE AFRAID TO PUT THE YEAST IN THE LIQUID EVEN THOUGH YOUR BREAD MACHINE ADVISES AGAINST IT. IF ALL THEIR RECIPES WERE SO GREAT, WHY DO I SEE BREAD MACHINES AT EVERY GARAGE SALE I GO TO??? I DO THINK THAT BAKING IT IN THE OVEN OFFERED A MORE UNIFORM, CONSISTENT SIZED BREAD AND DON'T THINK I WILL EVER LET IT BAKE IN THE BREAD MACHINE. IT WAS JUST TOO PRETTY COMING OUT OF THE OVEN THIS WAY.
great recipe. I've made it just as directed and it's great. I've also altered it with an extra 1/2 tsp salt and 1/3 cup whole wheat flour and 2 and 2/3 cups bread flour and also great! Also have substituted some of the oil with melted butter. The recipe holds up well to alterations. The family loves it!
This is a great starter recipe and allowed me to finally have soft bread from the bread machine. If you are looking for something to be used for sandwiches, this is it! Since I've gotten my bread machine and found this recipe, I have not purchased store bought bread. I've used the recipe as is but now have made changes to make it healthier. I use olive oil, a combination of bread flour and whole wheat flour, add oatmeal and wheat gluten and it is perfect.
I used 2 1/2 cups bread flour & 1/2 cup whole wheat flour. I did not wait the 10 minutes for the yeast to foam; I simply added the ingredients to my bread machine as usual. It made a delicious bread that rose beautifully and freezes well. Thank you.
This is a great recipe. I didnt have bread flour so I used all purpose flour and the texture size and density were wonderful. I served it with cinnamon butter which is easy to make: 1 softened stick of butter, 1/2 tsp of cinnamon, and 1 tsp of honey stirred together to make a tasty spread. The bread lasted for 5 minutes at best!Everybody loved it. Thank you :-)
I have mixed feelings about this bread. It rose really high and then as soon as the bake setting started, it fell (it almost looked like a split-top loaf). I sliced it and made some toast for myself and the flavor was good, but I could tell that there was just too much yeast. This could also be due to the "proofing" method that this recipe uses. Bread machine yeast does not need to be proofed, that is why the recipes always call for adding the yeast last. I'm going to do some experimenting with this recipe and see what works best.
This is the best bread machine bread I have found. I did use 1 1/2 tsp of salt like most people suggested. I used the dough cycle because I don't like the shape of the bread from the machine. It is a square loaf. I like the more traditional style. I put it in the pan and let it rise for about a half hour. I then put it in the oven at 350 degrees and let it bake about 30 minutes. After it was done I brushed melted butter over the top which made the crust softer. I have made it twice and both times they turned out great.
I used 1 cup 115°F water, 3 T real cane sugar, 2 tsp bread machine yeast, ¼ cup EVOO, 2 ½ cups bread flour, ½ cup wheat flour, and 1 ½ tsp salt, combining a few reviews I read. I just got my brand new breadmaker today, and have not made bread in 10 years because the results (by hand) were awful. This recipe make PERFECT, AWESOME bread. I let it sit for 15 minutes after immediately removing it from the breadmaker pan and was able to slice it perfectly then, and after it cooled with no “smooshing” or too much crumb loss. Definitely will reuse this!!
I nearly passed up this recipe because the idea of dissolving the yeast in the pan of a bread machine seemed absurd. I never realized how perfect a loaf could come out of my machine until I tried it. Pillowy soft, flaky crust, it rised to the top of the pan too.
WOW!! This is the BEST bread machine recipe I have ever used! The only thing I changed was I used Splenda instead of sugar due to special dietary needs. I put it on the medium setting and the crust did turn out a little light so next time I'll put it on the dark setting. Still, the crust is flaky and has a nice crunch. The inside is incredibly soft. Thank you for sharing this wonderful recipe! I will definitely be using this again!!
We use this bread recipe often. It makes a great loaf!
This bread was awesome! Not only has a wonderful taste but makes a beautiful looking loaf of bread:o)
I have now tried this bread three times and each time it turns out perfect. This is a keeper.
I AM ECSTATIC! I've been trying to make a really good bread with my new bread machine for weeks. I came across this recipe and decided to try it, using the dough cycle and finishing the bread in the oven. WHEN THE DOUGH CYCLE WAS COMPLETED, I removed the dough from the bread machine;preheated the oven to 200 degrees (turning it off immediately after it reached 200 degrees); I cut the dough in half; shaped my loaves (I made two from this recipe); decided to just use a baking sheet (no bread pan); lined my baking sheet first with foil (I hate a mess) then placed greased parchment paper (I buy the sheets, and used only one) on top of the foil; placed my loaves on the baking sheet; covered the loaves with a greased sheet of waxed paper, then a kitchen towel, and placed them in the warm oven to raise for about 30 minutes (till they doubled in size). I then took them out of the oven(keeping them covered till the oven was heated); heated the oven to 350 degrees and immediately placed the loaves on the center rack and baked for about 24 minutes - till the crust was nice and brown, then checking for a nice hollow sound when I knocked on the bottom of the loaf with my knuckles. They were beautiful and delicious. YAY! You're my hero "SHECOOKS2." Mucho Gracias PS: The only thing I changed, was to increase the salt to one and one half teaspoons. A professional baker, online, recommended that for a good loaf you need to use a half teaspoon of salt per cup of flour.
Foolproof is right! I even forgot to add the salt and the bread still came out light and fluffy. It is in the oven now becoming croutons. But I wanted to say that putting the yeast together with the water first definitely does not fly against all the rules of breadmaking. In fact in all breadmaking apart from bread machines, it is one of the keys to success. It is called "proofing" the yeast. This way you are sure that your yeast is alive before you go through all the trouble of kneading and/or wasting the rest of your ingredients. What you don't want to do is add salt to your water. That can kill the yeast. So add that as per instructions after the flour. Can't wait to try this again later with the salt lol. Thanks for a great recipe and instructions.
Like other reviewers, I was hesitant about letting the yeast sit in the water first, but I had no problems at all with this bread rising. I made it exactly as the recipe stated. The only thing I did different was I only used my bread machine on the dough setting. When that was done, I pulled the dough out and put it in a regular bread pan & baked it at 350 for 30 min. This dough rose fast & beautifully. I think better than other dough recipe I have used. When I first glanced in the bread machine, I thought this dough was going to be sticky, but it wasn't. I was able to turn it out of the bread maker into my counter easily. Nice elastic dough. I'm making more of this bread today.
Just used a flour called Manitoba Flour, produced from 100% Canadian Wheat its a strong protein flour ideal for bread & pasta, you only need 2 & 1/3 cups of the flour [if you use the recommended 3 cups its rises too much & pushed up the lid of my bread maker by about 1/4 of an inch!!] if you live in England the flour is produced by Marriages The Master Millers based in Chelmsford, try it the results are excellent, makes the bread even better [hard to believe, I know but trust me]
Simple recipe that tastes terrific. It's a good everyday loaf, easily sliced for sandwiches. I have made it at least 10 times now, and it is good as is, or with whole wheat flour substituted for 1/2-1 cup of the flour. Thanks for sharing this terrific recipe.
This was my first time using my own bread machine, but I've had lots of bread machine bread before. This is the best I've ever tasted! It reminded me of the bread my grandmother made when I was growing up. The texture wasn't quite as nice, but the taste was there...especially the next day! I look forward to making many variations of this bread in the future. Thanks! ***My new favorite variation is to use 1/2 to 1 cup of whole wheat flour, honey instead of sugar, and applesauce instead of oil. Yum!
This was my first time using a recipe for my breadmaker other than the ones provided. Every time I would make bread from the enclosed recipes it NEVER turned out. This recipe was PERFECT! I like my bread a little saltier, so I added a bit more salt to the flour. This way it is perfect for sandwiches! The bread was so good, and so easy to make. I used active dry yeast instead of breadmaker yeast and it worked REALLY well! The crust was delicious, and the bread was soft and wonderful on the inside! Thansk for sharing!
I scaled this down to a 1 lb loaf and I should have made the full 1 1/2 lb because my husband and son inhaled it. I did the proofing of the yeast, which I had never done before but followed other reviewer's suggestions and went ahead and gave it a try. My husband said it was one of the best loaves I've made...nice crust and soft on the inside.
Thank you! I had almost given up on my bread machine. I tried the recipes included with the machine, various ones from websites and newsletters - this is the best! Followed the recipe as written and set the machine on "light". This is so great... thank you, thank you!
OK now I am sure there must be something wrong with my bread machine. This came out dense and flavourless and salty.
This is exactly what I was looking for. We wanted a light and fluffy bread, like you buy from the bakery and THIS IS IT!! Thanks for a great recipe.
I took everyone's advice and stuck to the recipe. It came out REALLY light and airy, and so SO good!! It's a nice standard bread for everyday, but could easily be dressed up with herbs. Oh, and I didn't have vegetable oil on hand so ended up using olive oil (not virgin) and see no need to try it another way. A good substitution if you want to make this more heart healthy. Thank you!
I don't have vegtable oil, so substituted with Garbonella Olive Oil. Resulting in excellent loaf. I couldn't get other breads to rise properly using bread machine's manufacturers instructions, i.e. don't let yeast touch liquid at start. Using this recipe you get a better rise, though you must keep an eye on it on the final bake cycle as the top crust may push against the window.
SUPER good bread. Way better than expected. I used the dough cycle on my bread machine, baked it in my oven. I put corn meal in the bread pan, which gave it a nice added crunch. Making third loaf in 2 days, it's going fast.
I did not care for this......does not rise....think I should stay with the manuals instructions
I am sitting here eating a warm slice right now and I love it! I gave some to my daughter with her snack with jam and she said it was the best I have made. I made 2 loaves today. The only difference I did between them was I used kosher salt and that one raised to the top of my machine. The other raised a normal height, which I like better, so I might stick to the regular recipe amount with the kosher next time. I have made many different white loaves in my Bread Machine and this one has turned out the best. Very light and fluffy like opening a bag of wonder bread without that nasty preservative smell. It tastes like a normal bread that you would use to make toast, sandwhiches or just spread some butter on and enjoy.If you want more flavor hten just add something like garlic powder to the flour. I read other comments before hand and I tweaked it like suggested: 1 1/2 tsp salt,3 tbs Vital wheat glueten (you take 3 tbs away from the flour and add the gluten to it) and I used olive oil instead of the veggie oil. I plan on making another loaf for tomorrows spaghetti dinner, adding some basil and garlic to the oil.... Also a tip: always use room temp ingrediants (except the water).
I used this dough to make Pepperoni bread. I simply set the machine on dough cycle, rolled dough out onto a jelly roll pan (about 1/4" thick) placed a layer of thin sliced pepperoni & added a layer of low moisture mozzerella, rolled the bread into a long loaf (sealing the seams) brushed with an egg wash & baked at 350 for 25 min. My family loves it!
This really is the best bread! I followed the directions, using Active Dry yeast mixed with the warm water and sugar in the pan prior to adding the remaining ingredients. Instead of vegetable oil, I used olive oil because it is what I had on hand. This was used for the 1.5 lb bread setting, on light or medium color. Even my 9-year old, who hasn't been a fan of my homemade bread, told me it tasted like store bought. Thank you so much for this recipe! I'm already making a second loaf!
I have been on the site for years and this is the first time I felt the need to write a review. This bread recipe is really the best bread machine recipe ever. I have tried to make bread in the machine before it always turns out good but this recipe turned out nice and fluffy the first time I made it. This is my new favorite recipe I am no longer buying store bought bread. As a previous reviewer wrote about adding extra salt, I took that suggestion and added the extra salt and it turned out perfect.
It doesnt get any easier or better than this bread. Delicious and easy. I usually fool around with recipes but I stuck exactly to the recipe and it turned out absoutely perfect. Light flakey crust and perfect texture on the inside. I have resurrected my bread machine and will be dumping wonder bread :) Thanks for sharing your recipe!
This is excellent bread. I was feeling like I couldn't use my bread machine after my last loaf, it turned out very dense and didn't rise. This was perfect. I made it last night, and it is already gone! No changes to this recipe, it is a definate keeper. Thanks
I followed recommendations of adding an extra 1/2 tsp salt, and it rose beautifully. This was really soft inside with a crunchy outside. I like this, and didn't taste any oil flavour - as others said they had. This is soft enough to use for sandwiches.
I got a bread machine for Christmas and used this recipe - it was awesome. I added 1.5 tsp. bread machine yeast (which made it rise a little more after the first loaf - I made 3) After the kneading was done about 45 mins. I added 1 cup of chopped cheddar cheese and it was the best bread I have ever had! Thank you! I made 3 loaves and can't wait to make more!
This was the first loaf of bread I made in my brand new 2# bread machine. What can I say? It rose right, it looked right, it tasted right. It's a very good basic white bread recipe. The bread has great texture, and the loaf I made would work really well for sandwiches or French toast. UPDATE: I also tried making this bread without first proofing the yeast and just following the instructions for my bread machine (wet - dry - then yeast). It came out identical to the last one where I followed the recipe exactly. Just make sure you use bread machine yeast if you do it this way. I also tried adding 2 T butter, which did not seem to affect it at all, but I'm not sure it really added much to the flavor so I probably will just stick to the original ingredients from now on.
Made with A/P flour in breadmaker through the dough cycle, then baked in loaf pan. Used 1 1/2 t salt as suggested . Very good!
I used this recipe for cinnamon roll dough and it worked out great. I will definately use this again.
My interest for this recipe was peaked when I read the instructions. This method reminded me of making bread prior to my having a bread machine. So I followed the recipe exactly for loaf #1. The bread turned out good. I then made loaf #2 following the machine instructions (adding yeast last, etc.). Loaf #2 turned out better. It rose more and therefore was less dense. I don’t know if anyone tried this, but in my opinion, follow the machine instructions and save yourself some time.
This was a very good recipe. I used 1 c wheat bread flour and 2 c white bread flour, and it made a nice, light, tasty loaf.
I had to alter the recipe for high altitude (over 7,500') and this is the first bread I have baked in a bread machine at this altitude that has not collapsed. Following your directions, I've made several loaves that have all come out perfectly! These are the ingredients I use: 1 1/3 cup tepid water, 1 1/2 Tbsp sugar, 1 1/2 tsp cold yeast, 1/4 cup olive oil, 3 cups bread flour (more if needed,) 1 1/2 tsp salt. I think proofing the yeast is the important part, I'll try this with other recipes as soon as I am willing to take a chance on failure. Right now this recipe is a sure thing!
Terrific recipe! If you want a really crispy crust just leave out the oil. It dries out faster but never lasts longer than a day in my house anyway. I have also made it with two and a half cups of white bread flour and a half cup of stone ground rye flour - delicious!
bread is ok, but i think that it needs some work....a great starter recipe.
This was the softest bread I've ever made in my bread machine. I couldn't believe how great it turned out! This is my new go-to recipe for white bread, thanks so much!
Everything that needs to be said has been said. Tried it with 2 1/4 tsp yeast and 2.5 tbsp sugar.. came out like a dream
I've been trying to avoid buying store bought bread. We are in the middle of packing to move to a new house, and my bread machine recipe book was already packed. (But the machine wasn't...) I only had 2.25 tsp of yeast left. I prayed as I started making the bread... especially since it was going totally against what my 10 year old bread machine said I should do... I will not use the machines recipe book for white bread ever again. This was the best loaf of bread that has ever come out of that machine. And trust me, I've tried quite a few times with other recipes just trying to get the results that I got with this simple and yes fool-proof recipe. In fact, as I type this review (the next morning) I am typing as I enjoy two slices of the bread toasted with butter and jelly and some coffee. I will need to go out and stock up on my yeast, because this is the bread that I will make always. Thank you so much for this awesome bread recipe. BTW, I did add an extra 1/2 teaspoon of salt like others suggested...
Very good bread! I was nervous about putting the yeast in water, but it came out perfect. Thank you for posting. :-)
Caution - someone said that .25 oz of yeast = 1 1/2 tsp of bulk yeast but according to every reference I have found on the Web, .25 oz actually = 2 1/4 tsp. Using the 2 1/4 tsp of bread machine yeast, I followed the recipe using, as recommended, 1 1/2 tsp salt. I had to use AP flour as I had no bread flour. I have an old bread maker and though it did not rise as much as some others had described, it still made amazing bread. We had it for dinner with a thick broccoli cheese soup and Wow! The heels of the bread were my favorite. They were tender and crunchy! Unlike any homemade bread I have tried before. My bread maker makes an odd shaped loaf, however, which is difficult to slice for sandwiches and doesn't fit in my toaster so I am going to try it again today but using my KitchenAid dough hooks and cooking in a bread pan as another reviewer suggested. I think I will also use butter rather than oil and make another loaf tomorrow with olive oil. Also, I am thinking of using regular instead of bread machine yeast because, as one other reviewer said - it isn't necessary to proof bread machine yeast.
I have made two loaves from my bread machine and they are small and hard. also the bread tastes heavy.
I have made this bread several times now and it has come out perfectly every time. I used regular all purpose flour because that's all I had, and it was outstanding. I don't think I've ever actually made it with bread flour!
Not that my voice needs to be added to the chorus of great reviews on this recipe, nevertheless, I just had to say that this is THE best bread machine recipe I have come across. The bread was light, flavorful and the crust was not the usual thick skin that my bread machine produces. In fact, the crust was wonderfully flaky and the bread made incredible grilled cheese sandwiches. I can guarantee that I will be using this recipe often! 5 Stars Karen! Thanks!
After trying out many different bread machine recipes I found this one to be the best. If it lasts for several days it is still soft unlike many other recipes. It tastes great and everyone that I have had try it loves it. Never buying grocery bread again. This one is a winner. **Note: Like other reviewers have stated it will rise very high and sometimes kisses the top of my bread machine. Still wonderful anyways.
I love this! This was my third try at using my bread machine and my first success. It's really easy and delicious!
Huh. I'm dumbfounded. This is the lightest bread machine bread we have EVER had. Usually our bread machine bread doesn't rise well and is extremely dense. I wonder if the bread machine makers had it wrong this whole time! My husband liked it so well, he requested it again! He never does that! Thanks a bunch!
Just made this for the first time...it is so fabulous! Hubby absolute loves it!! Thanks for sharing such a great recipe....I will be making this often!
This DID NOT work for me. I followed the directions precisely and ended up with a lumpy loaf that did not rise (made with brand new yeast). This is the 5th bread machine recipe I have tried and was the only one that did not rise. The loaf ended up being dense with a crunchy crust. I have already thrown this recipe away. :(
Wonderful! Here in Enland it appears difficult to find recipes that work like this one and produces a light bread. I have tried using 2 cups bread flour to one of granary or wheatmeal or wholemeal for a change. Yummy!
I learned two things when I tried this recipe. One is that the bread machine instructions for baking bread need to be tossed out a window. Two is that I need a bigger bread machine, as this method of activating the yeast prior to adding the other ingredients (which is completely contrary to what the recipe in the machine booklet tells you to do) prompted the loaf to rise about 50% higher than it normally does in my machine. A few notes: I used plain old all purpose flour because it's what I had on hand, and substituted honey for the sugar, and this bread is amazing. The crust is just crunchy and chewy enough, and the inside is amazingly soft and tender. Definitely worth me now having to scrape baked-on bread off the lid of my bread machine because the loaf rose so high. This one is absolutely a keeper.
I used this recipe today and I loved it it's soft,tasty. I hope noone get's mad at me but I don't think we should give someone less stars just because we feel like the bread tasted bland because when someone post there recipes they have made up that recipes for there tast, familys tast so you should already know that you might have to fix the recipe to tast the way you,your family would like it. THANKS TERRY137
I love this recipe!! I put in 1 cup of whole wheat flour and 2 cups of bread flour. I also substitute the oil with 1/4 cup of applesauce and it turns out great. I make it at least 4 times a week!! Thank you!!!
Found this recipe this morning, made it, and LOVE it. My 3 children said this is the best bread I have ever made (in my bread machine). Thanks for sharing this recipe and for all the high ratings which made me want to try it. YUM!
This bread is truly a no fail bread machine product. It is wonderful, easy and best of all never fails.
This is a great recipe, as is. However, for a 'fluffier' sandwich-suitable bread similar to store bought, I like to use 2 tbsp of agave nectar instead of sugar. I use the bread machine yeast (1 1/4 tsp.). I ran out of bread flour and tried 1/2 with whole wheat flour- and it was even better! Great basic recipe.
Fantastic loaf of bread! I've tried this loaf exactly as written, nd I've made modifications like so many other reviewers and it has always been delicious! This time I have added some reconstituted onions & a little onion powder, again came out wondeful!
This is the best bread I have ever tried, and I make a lot of bread! This is the only recipe I've ever rated as well. I added 3 T of vital wheat gluten and 1/4 cup of oats. I don't have a bread machine so kneaded it, let it rise for 45 minutes, punched it down, shaped it, put it in the pan and let it rise for another 30 minutes. I baked it at 350 for 30 minutes and it was perfect!
This was very good! I did not disolve yeast like it said, as I set the timer on my machine. I added liquids, sugar, flour, salt and lastly yeast. Came home to perfect loaf of bread! The second time I made this I stayed at home, so I did desolve the yeast like it said, used canola oil and 1.5 teaspoons of salt and the loaf was better than the first. Great recipe!!!
Great bread. But the first loaf was heavy. I added more salt to 1.5 tsp, and 1 tsp of garlic powder...
This bread is awesome. Came out really good, fluffy, soft, tasty, and flakey crust. What more could I ask for? FOR THOSE THAT ARE HAVING TROUBLE WITH BREAD FALLING....ADD ANOTHER HALF A TSP. OF SALT. IT WILL RISE WONDERFULLY.
Did not work :( Not sure what went wrong -maybe my water wasn't warm enough?
I calculated this recipe to make 8 servings which brought the amount of flour used to 2 cups. I was hesitant to try this since the conventional way of using the bread machine always uses the yeast last. I am so glad I made this bread! Delicious and fluffy white bread out of the machine! Even with reducing the recipe servings this bread rose to the top of the machine. Make this if you haven't. Make it again if you have.
This was a wonderful, simple white bread. I used 1 1/2 tsp of yeast from the jar and chose the light setting. I will definitely make it again.
This is the only recipe that works consistently with my bread machine. I swap out 1/2 the sugar for an equal amount of 100% maple syrup, I use canola oil instead for vegetable oil, and 1/2-1 c of the flour for whole wheat (to give it a little more body and nutrition). It's really delicious, and it works every time.
What a great recipe! I made two loaves. The first I used all-purpose unbleached flour and olive oil. It turned out fabulous! The second loaf, I used 2 cups of the same flour, 1/2 cup of oatmeal and 1/2 cup of wheat germ. That loaf turned out just as lovely. I use my bread machine on the dough setting and then let the dough rise for the second time in a stoneware bread pan and bake in the oven at 350 until browned. YUM! It's perfect for sandwiches, too!
This is good tasting bread overall, however I followed others suggestions and added the extra 1/2 tsp of salt which I thought was too much, the bread just seemed to taste slightly salty to me. I may try sticking with the 1 tsp as per the recipe next time. I also made the following changes of my own, instead of 3 c of white flour I used 1/3c soy flour, 1 1/3c white flour and 1 1/3c whole wheat flour. The loaf came out very nice.
This bread made me throw away the recipe book that came with my new bread machine. I've made it twice and highly recommend it, with a minor tweak. As written, it's pretty close to my memory of Wonder Bread, extremely light and very fluffy. Just a tiny bit too fluffy for me. The second batch I baked using LUBSY's variation for a whole wheat loaf. Check the "most helpful" reviews, it's at or near the top. This was a better match for my taste. We prefer Arnold's/Oroweat brands, and the whole wheat variation is spot on. I screwed up and forgot the dry milk. It still rocked, soft and fluffy. Can't wait to add hot cereal to it for a multi-grain loaf. For burger/hotdog rolls, use the original recipe with the following changes: use butter instead of oil, increase sugar to 3 tablespoons, add ¼ cup dry milk. Delicious. I used an egg white wash to adhere sesame seeds to my hamburger rolls, and tossed the yolk into the dough. *UPDATE* After returning my Hamilton Beach and West Bend machines in favor of a Zo Virtuoso, the difference is night and day. The Zo bakes ~70º lower than most other machines, giving this loaf the soft flaky crust it should have. I no longer need to proof the yeast at all, and I can sub 1 cup WW w/o adding gluten. I also add dry milk for flavor and use honey in both the white and wheat. The white bread is so soft I have to keep it in the fridge so I can cut it. I may switch to white WW to add a little extra body to it. Truly, the Zo is a miracle bread maker.
had to tinker with this a little, since it didn't rise much. I tried adding the extra 1/2tsp of salt, as several users suggested, but that was too much. the perfect loaf ended up being 1.25tsp salt, 3tbsp sugar, and 3 cups of all-purpose flour with 2tsp baking soda added. I live below sea level so rising is usually a problem. but I love this recipe with the slight modifications. great bread for sandwiches. I stopped buying store bread completely.
This bread was really soft and is a good basic, everyday bread. Is wonderful toasted!!
Very nice bread. Makes a great white sandwich bread. Same as I was buying at a local shop. I used 1 1/2 teaspoons of yeast. The bread was nice and tall in the machine. The crust was nice and chewy, and the inside texture was very soft. I did not follow the recipe directions. I followed the guidlines of my bread machine to put the ingredients in the machine in the order the bread machine requires. Each machine is different.
Have made this many times and it's great! I use honey instead of sugar and I use coconut oil to make it a little bit healthier. Wonderful easy recipe.
My bread machine instructions, like so many others, says to not let the yeast touch the liquid, but I made this as directed and it turned out lovely! I realized, last night, that I didn't have bread for my son's lunch. Neither did I have time to run to the store, so I threw the ingredients in my bread machine and he and I are both tickled with the results. Great sandwich bread AND the house smelled great (a perk you just can't get from store bought bread).
This was a good, beginning recipe, and it went well with my homemade chicken soup. I added the extra salt recommended in another posting and when I found out that I was out of vegetable oil, I substituted olive oil. One suggestion though. Keep and eye on the dough during the first kneading cycle, and adjust accordingly with extra flour or liquid.
This is the best recipe I've found for the bread machine. Way better than the one that came with it. The bread is light and tender not heavy and hard like i was used to. I followed the recipe exactly and am extremely happy with the results.
My bread turned out to be a brick! I tried it twice thinking that it was user error, but it turned out the same both times. Very disappointing and we had to throw it out.
I use this recipe exclusively for white bread. The only change I have made is to use 2 and 1/2 tsp. of salt, as suggested by ICYBLUEROSE. Allow the yeast to percolate in the water and sugar for at least ten minutes before adding oil and the dry ingredients. Perfect white bread every time. Would love to have a foolproof, whole wheat bread recipe as easy as this white bread.
This is really the best bread recipe ever! I was really sceptical at first due to adding the yeast to the water but after reading all the reviews, I figured I'd give it a try. Boy am I ever glad I did! I tried it for the 1st time a few weeks ago & the hubby & I loved it so much that I've been making 2 loaves a week. I tried it exactly as the recipe called for 1st, then slowly, each time I tried some of the suggestions. I do however, use bread machine yeast and oly use about 1 1/2 teaspoons of yeast, instead of the 2 1/4 that everyone else seems to be using. My bread still turns out great & fluffy and I don't need to add more salt. I made another loaf last night & it was the best one. I used honey instead of sugar, 2 cups of all purpose flour, 1 cup of whole wheat flour, and then when the machine beeped to add more ingredients, I added just over 1/4 cup of ground flax seed. It was amazing & we loved it!
I have to say this recipe is incredible. I have made 22 loaves and none have failed. I tried using 2 cups white flour and 1 cup wheat flour and it was wonderful wheat bread. I use the dough setting and then bake in the oven. I bag it while it is still pretty warm and it softens very well. I have to say if you can't make this bread turn out good stop trying to make bread. You must not be cut out to be a cook. I recommend this recipe highly
LOVE this recipe!!! So quick and easy. I do sub 1C whole wheat flour/ 2C bread flour, honey for sugar & olive oil for veg oil just to keep it a little healthier. QUICK TIP: I put all my dry ingredients into a Ziploc bag & make enough bags for the week. In the AM I just put in the water, honey, and oil... dump in the bag & I'm ready to go! Since we have a large family I make bread every morning. This is easy enough to do while waiting on my coffee to brew :-)
I use this as my main bread recipe. My only changes are using olive oil instead of veg oil, and using 2 cups white flour, 1 cup wheat and also adding about 1/4 cup flax seed. This makes a very healthy bread and it's still soft!
I mistakenly used only 1 1/4 t yeast, and it still baked beautifully in the bread maker. I wouldn't have wanted it to rise any higher!
Excellent! Finally made a great loaf of bread from my machine. I had given up years ago because following the manufacturers' directions yielded a poor product. The only change I made was to increase the salt to 1 1/2 tsp as others suggested. Thanks SO MUCH!!
I was abit cautious at first because it goes against the rules of a bread machine but after 5 perfect loaves it has turned out every time.
I was so glad I found this recipe. I had inherited a bread machine without the instruction book, so I never knew which order to add the ingredients. This recipe worked perfectly, and I have made a-loaf using this method. I have made a couple of changes to perfect each one - I add only half the sugar and the other half I use raw honey. I use beer instead of water and butter instead of oil. I have also added garlic and onion powder for garlic bread, and I have tried it with sourdough flour, whole wheat flour, ground oats, flaxseed, poppyseeds and lemon juice. I am never disappointed! Thanks so much for sharing!
A winner every time. Big tall, yummy bread that melts in your mouth. Leftovers make great french toast!! Thanks Karen.