How many times have you thought of baking your own bread? Every time I would pick up a loaf of bread at the grocery store, the list of ingredients used to make me cringe. So many chemicals to impart color and flavor! Read along for the best machine bread recipe.
Last year, I decided that I would have it no more. I wanted to start baking my own bread with ingredients I could trust. I was soon looking for a bread maker, reading reviews and asking friends. My most important consideration was the easy of use and the quality of bread. After reviewing a ton of bread machines, I picked the Zojirushi Virtuoso. Ever since I got my bread maker, I have been a regular bread baker.
A bread machine is so worth the price. It will make baking bread easy and effortless. Just throw the ingredients in the bread pan, turn on the machine with your desired settings and step away. The machine will take care of the rest. You can even set a timer, go to bed and wake up to a freshly baked bread in the morning.
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I love the timer feature of this bread maker. The other great thing about Zojirushi is that it has two kneading blades so it makes the bread more even. Nothing beats the aroma of freshly baked bread early in the morning. I toss in all the ingredients into the bread maker and set the ‘complete’ time to 6 AM. Voila! Fresh bread – no preservatives, no artificial flavors, no high fructose corn syrup. This bread tastes amazing with some salted butter or jelly. I modified the original machine bread recipe to reduce the amount of sugar since I don’t like my bread too sweet.
Best Bread Machine Bread Recipe
- 1-1/3 cups water
- 2-1/2 tbsp unsalted butter
- 4-1/4 cups bread flour
- 2 tbsp dry milk powder
- 2-1/2 tsp active dry yeast
- 2 tsp sugar
- 2 tsp salt
- Please follow instructions for your bread machine. I have listed instructions for the Zojirushi Virtuoso bread machine.
- Add water, and melted butter to the loaf pan of the bread machine.
- Add the flour and make a little well for other ingredients.
- Add milk powder, salt, sugar, and yeast.
- Turn on the bread machine. Select your course. I selected the basic white course with medium crust.
- You can immediately bake your bread or select the time on when you would like your bread.
- Once your bread is ready, remove it from the pan and cool on a cooling rack.
- Slice and enjoy your bread.
- Please don't pre-slice your bread if you don't plan to consume it immediately. That may cause your bread to dry.
Please note that the nutrition information provided below is approximate and meant as a guideline only. Actual numbers may be different from those provided below. If you have health issues, please work with a registered dietician or nutritionist. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.
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16 thoughts on “Machine Bread Recipe”
So good! There’s nothing like homemaded bread!
So good! I have a cheaper bread maker but it turned out great.
I love bread recipes. This one is a real winner
I’ve made this a few times and just love it! I subbed olive oil for butter. Best bread recipe I’ve found.
Thank you Gail. Glad you liked the recipe.
Question – What size (weight) is this loaf. My machine has multiple size options.
This loaf weighs 2 lbs.
This recipe worked fine verbatim in my Breadman Ultimate Plus machine. Gorgeous! Thanks!
Thank you so much! I am so glad the recipe worked in your Breadman 🙂
Excellent bread recipe, moisture and texture. Work in KBS bread maker.
Can I use all purpose flour instead of bread flour?
Yes. Definitely! Good luck Jennifer.
Is it ok to substitute “Instant Yeast/Quick-Rise” in this recipe?
Yes, your bread machine may have a different setting if you use instant yeast so check on that.
Is there anyway to edit this for oven cooking?