Softest Soft Bread with Air Pockets Using Bread Machine


I played around with basic white bread recipes quite a bit and finally have come up with the perfect soft, fluffy, white bread with air pockets. Maybe a little too soft to slice right away. But if you let it cool a bit, it shouldn't be a problem. Toasted with a little butter and jam, it is a slice of heaven!

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
3 hrs
Additional Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
3 hrs 20 mins
1 loaf


  • 1 cup warm water (105 to115 degrees F/40 to 45 degrees C)

  • 4 teaspoons honey

  • 2 teaspoons active dry yeast

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 4 teaspoons olive oil

  • ½ teaspoon salt


  1. Pour warm water into the pan of bread machine and stir honey into warm water until dissolved. Add yeast to the mixture and let stand until yeast begins to foam, about 10 minutes. Add flour, olive oil, and salt to the bread pan in the order recommended by the manufacturer.

  2. Select soft setting if machine has that option; otherwise select regular setting and start the machine. Let finished bread cool before slicing.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

149 Calories
3g Fat
27g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 149
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 3g 3%
Saturated Fat 0g 2%
Sodium 148mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 27g 10%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 4g
Calcium 7mg 1%
Iron 2mg 9%
Potassium 56mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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