The best white bread you'll ever have! Delicious warm with butter!

Lisa

Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
cook:
3 hrs
total:
3 hrs 5 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
1 -1 1/2 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 suggested by the manufacturer.

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  • Select Basic or White Bread setting, and press Start. When done, place on wire rack for at least 10 minutes before slicing.

Nutrition Facts

151 calories; protein 4.3g; carbohydrates 26.9g; fat 2.8g; cholesterol 7.1mg; sodium 315.7mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
03/05/2009
This was delicious and very soft! I made the dough in my Kitchen Aid Mixer with the dough hook. Add the warm milk, sugar and yeast and let sit for about 10 minutes. Then add the rest of the ingredients and mix for about 5 minutes. I needed to add more flour...not sure how much...but quite a bit until it kneaded in my mixer easily. Then I covered it and let it rise for 25 minutes, punched it down and put it in a sprayed bread pan. Covered it again for 10 minutes then took off the cover and turned on the oven. It rose for about 15 more minutes while the oven heated up. I baked it at 350 for 25 minutes and it was perfect. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
07/07/2003
Ok but not even close to "soft" bread. I have made much better from my bread machine handbook. Read More
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267 Ratings
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  • 3 star values: 17
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 5
Rating: 5 stars
03/05/2009
This was delicious and very soft! I made the dough in my Kitchen Aid Mixer with the dough hook. Add the warm milk, sugar and yeast and let sit for about 10 minutes. Then add the rest of the ingredients and mix for about 5 minutes. I needed to add more flour...not sure how much...but quite a bit until it kneaded in my mixer easily. Then I covered it and let it rise for 25 minutes, punched it down and put it in a sprayed bread pan. Covered it again for 10 minutes then took off the cover and turned on the oven. It rose for about 15 more minutes while the oven heated up. I baked it at 350 for 25 minutes and it was perfect. Read More
(204)
Rating: 5 stars
01/01/2007
This is wonderful bread! I used the dough cycle and followed the previous reviewers suggestion of shaping it into a 9 bny 5 loaf pan and letting it rise 30 minutes (although next time I'd probably let it rise 45-60 min). Then baking it at 350 for 35 minutes in the oven. Turned out perfectly! My husband LOVED it and said I should make it every morning! We had half the loaf left over for a couple of days and I made the BEST garlic toast with it...slice 3/4 inch thick, generously butter both sides, put on baking sheet lined with nonstick aluminun foil, then mix 1/4 cup parmasan cheese with 1/2 tsp. garlic powder and 1 tsp. of Italian seasoning, sprinkle on each slice of buttered bread (on top side only) and then sprinkle the top of the seasoned side with a 3 tbsp. shredded mozzarella cheese. Bake at 400 for 10 minutes or so until bottom is toasted and top cheese is bubbled and browning. These were so delicious with spaghetti, much better than the frozen 'Texas Toast' you buy at the store. This bread is requested especially for the garlic toast I make with it! I bet it would make wonderful French toast as well! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/28/2006
Today was the first time making this bread and it turned out WONDERFUL! I didn't make any changes to the recipe. The crust was tender & slightly chewy while the inside was incredibly soft. We gobbled it up with butter and honey right out of the machine. I've now found my perfect white bread recipe. Thanks for sharing! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/28/2004
Ijust finished baking this bread. The only change I made was that I used bread flour probably from habit. The bread has a wonderful texture is hearty and has a very good flavor. It is definately a keeper -- thank you. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/07/2003
Exactly what we were looking for - simple and delicious. Toward the end of the baking cycle the aroma overwhelmed the house in the most wonderful way! The crust is light almost flaky! This is the end of a long search for a simple bread machine-bread without the crunchy crust. Thanks. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2002
This bread is really tasty! It is really easy to make and has great flavor. A keeper! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/11/2008
we loved this bread much.as the other rewiews say its so soft inside.i used also different sort of flours and each time it turns out great.the lastest time i added some chopped walnuts.it was yummy Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/07/2010
I've made this for the first time this morning. The tast is excellent my daughter walked in and asked for a slice as she was starving (a thick slice) even she thought it was gorgeous. Same problem though I live in Johannesburg 6000 ft above sea level and even with some adjustments still very dense. Will mke it again later in the week though as it's worth it for the flavour. Many thanks for sharing this Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/27/2009
Holy smokes this bread turned out amazingly. I also mixed it by hand and baked in the oven. I mixed yeast sugar and mild and let stand for about 10 minutes. It was just getting a bit frothy. Then I added the flour salt and butter (which I softened in the microwave). I covered the bowl with a damp towel and let it rise punched it down and let it rise again. I would've liked to have let it rise a bit longer the second time but I was in a bit of a time crunch to get it done. It baked for 35 minutes at 350 degrees the top got nice and golden and could've stayed in another 5 minutes or so. It cooled in the pan and when I turned it out it was gorgeous. It was light and dense at the same time. I can't wait to make this again. I made it last night and have almost just the heel left... Read More
(10)
Rating: 2 stars
07/07/2003
Ok but not even close to "soft" bread. I have made much better from my bread machine handbook. Read More
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