Basic White Bread for Bread Machines
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This classic recipe was shared with us by a reader back in 2006. For a refresh, we've given the recipe an edit and added some tips in the post above.
Serves: 1 (1½-pound) loaf
  • 1 cup warm water (about 110ºF / 45ºC)
  • 2 tablespoons sugar or your sweetener of choice
  • 2¼ teaspoons (.25-ounce package) bread machine yeast
  • ¼ cup rice bran oil or your baking oil of choice
  • 3 cups bread flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt*
  1. Put the water, sugar and yeast in the pan of your bread machine. Let the yeast dissolve and foam for 10 minutes. If it doesn't foam at all, you may have yeast that is no longer active. Get fresh yeast and start again.
  2. Add the oil, flour, and salt to the yeast.
  3. Select the Basic or White Bread setting (for a 1½-pounce loaf) on your bread machine and press Start.
*For more flavorful bread, you an increase the salt up to 1¼ or 1½ teaspoons. But for everyday, we find 1 teaspoon to be enough.
Recipe by Go Dairy Free at