A loaf of very light white bread that's baked in the bread machine. I also add 1 teaspoon bread improver, I never do without it. You'll find a great difference in the texture of the bread.

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
2 hrs 45 mins
total:
2 hrs 55 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
1 - 1.5 pound loaf
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place ingredients in the pan of the bread machine in the order recommended by the manufacturer. Select basic white bread cycle; press Start.

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Nutrition Facts

158 calories; protein 4.7g 9% DV; carbohydrates 27.7g 9% DV; fat 2.9g 4% DV; cholesterol 0.2mg; sodium 201.3mg 8% DV. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (34)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
04/27/2008
I loved this bread and so did my husband i did'nt have dry milk so i just put one cup of whole milk in after warming it up in the microwave for one minute i also replaced the sugar with honey. Delicious and moist! Read More
(65)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
01/18/2011
I thought this bread was dry. Dry crust and in texture. I was not happy with it. Read More
(8)
38 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 26
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
04/27/2008
I loved this bread and so did my husband i did'nt have dry milk so i just put one cup of whole milk in after warming it up in the microwave for one minute i also replaced the sugar with honey. Delicious and moist! Read More
(65)
Rating: 5 stars
05/25/2008
Awesome bread.A few changes as i had no dry milk.So i used none and it was fine.Also i had no bread flour so i used regular and instead of 3 cups i used 2 and 3/4. My family wont stop eating it and now refuse to buy store bought!!20 years of bad recipes and im finally an expert!! Read More
(43)
Rating: 5 stars
12/13/2005
Finally a recipe for soft fluffy white bread! I've been searching and trying for 2 months before I come across this one. My boyfriend is picky but he loves this one. Read More
(42)
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Rating: 5 stars
04/21/2010
Just about the most perfect versatile basic white bread you could wish for. Great texture - soft and moist yet with the slightly crackly crust I love. I reduced the sugar to 1-1/2 tsp. because I don't care for any hint of sweetness and because my bread machine doesn't like too much sugar either and has a tendency to over rise the dough! I do make a point to use the nonfat dry milk powder when a bread recipe calls for it as it is my understanding that there is something unique to the dry milk powder that helps with the rise and that produces a bread with a soft velvety texture. The science bears itself out with this bread. Great basic everyday bread to refer to over and over again. Read More
(22)
Rating: 5 stars
05/03/2004
This is the best bread I have made yet. Light and fluffy. The only change I made was to reduce the quantity of sugar so that the taste was less sweet. Read More
(21)
Rating: 5 stars
11/08/2009
Oh my goodness! This is the most delicious and fluffy bread I have ever made and tasted. Only change I made was 2T of honey in place of sugar and butter in place of the oil. To die for! I'll totally make this bread for as long as I live. Read More
(19)
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Rating: 5 stars
09/24/2010
One of the best White Bread recipes I have made. I do not own a bread machine or powder milk on hand so I heated 1 c. milk and 1/2 c. water. I had a hard time keeping my kids away or they would have finished the loaf in 15 min. Read More
(13)
Rating: 5 stars
10/05/2008
Really great recipe and VERY easy. Good texture not too dense and perfectly moist. I made a loaf for a friend and one for us the next day - everyone loved it!! Read More
(10)
Rating: 4 stars
07/16/2012
I made this without a bread machine and actually got my first loaf of bread. My only goal was for it to be good enough for stuffing so I was pleased that we were also able to enjoy the rest for sandwiches and toast. Update 7-16-12: I made this again and while using less than the full 3 cups got the "ball" that I was missing the first time. I preheated to 425 and then decreased temp to 375...baked for 23 minutes which may have been a tad too long. I got 18 slices out of one loaf which gets it down to about 100cal per slice if counting. Read More
(9)
Rating: 1 stars
01/18/2011
I thought this bread was dry. Dry crust and in texture. I was not happy with it. Read More
(8)
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