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Bread Machine White Bread

This versatile, light, and fluffy white bread is made in a bread machine and tastes great with butter and jam for breakfast or served with soup for lunch. Try it dipped in olive oil and balsamic vinegar to serve with dinner.
Course Breakfast, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword bread, bread machine, white bread
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Cycle time - proofing / rising 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 20 minutes
Servings 1 loaf


  • bread machine


  • 1 cup water warmed to 110 degrees
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 ½ teaspoons table salt
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 3 cups bread flour
  • 2 ¼ 1 packet teaspoons active dry yeast


  • Place the ingredients into the bread machine in the order listed (water, sugar, salt, oil, bread flour and yeast).

To bake completely in the bread machine

  • Program using the white bread cycle.
  • If desired (and if your machine offers this option) when paddle signal sounds remove dough and kneading paddle, reshape dough and place it back into the bread pan to continue the baking process.
  • Allow to cool in the pan for ten minutes before removing and cooling completely on a wire rack.

If making regular loaves or rolls

  • Program to use the dough cycle or follow the manufacturer’s instructions for making dough.
  • Once the dough cycle is complete, punch the dough down and turn out onto a lightly floured surface.
  • Divide into two loaves or twelve rolls.
  • Place in greased bread loaf pans or in a greased casserole dish for rolls and allow to rise until doubled, about 1 hour. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 to 24 minutes.


Makes about 1 bread machine loaf, 2 regular loaves, or 12 rolls
NOTE - different manufacturers will have different times for different programs on their specific bread machines. This might be different than the cooking times listed above. This also applies to the different size bread machine loaves - a 1 pound loaf will have a different cooking time than a 2 or 3  pound loaf. Keep this in mind and always follow the instruction manual for your specific machine.