Bread Machine Bread - Easy As Can Be

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King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour is perfect for bread machines. Its high protein level (11.7 grams per cup), and the quality of that protein, allows you to use it in recipes calling for either bread flour or all-purpose flour. This recipe makes a reliably high-rising loaf, with soft, springy texture and nicely balanced flavor.

Bread Machine Bread - Easy As Can Be

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Yield: 1 loaf
Published: 12/26/2014

Ingredients

For large (1 1/2 to 2-pound) machine

For small (1-pound) machine

  • 2/3 cup lukewarm water
  • 1/4 cup lukewarm milk
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 1/2 cups King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 5 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon active dry yeast or instant yeast

Directions

1) Put all of the ingredients into your machine in the order recommended by the manufacturer.

2) Program the machine for basic white bread, and press Start.

3) When the loaf is done, remove the pan from the machine. After about 5 minutes, gently shake the pan to dislodge the loaf, and turn it out onto a rack to cool.

Yield: 1 loaf.

Reviews

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  • star rating 04/26/2015
  • Cyndi from Pensacola, FL
  • Wonderful bread!
  • star rating 04/21/2015
  • Bertie from Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Very easy, very tasty. Makes great toast, and french toast.
  • star rating 04/20/2015
  • Eleanor from New Jersey
  • I love this recipe! I have made it twice, now, once in my bread machine all the way through bake - and today on the dough cycle. The first exceeded my expectations, high and golden. I forgot to set for a medium crust and so it baked with a thicker, darker crust than I usually prefer. Today's loaf, (dough cycle) was perfect. Golden crust, not too thick, and sliced beautifully. It will be my go to recipe for simple white sandwich bread. Next time I might divide and make a 1lb loaf and some dinner rolls. Hmmmm!
  • star rating 04/20/2015
  • Cele from Pennsauken, NJ
  • Great texture and taste! Will add raisins & cinnamon next time. I used the bread flour, result was fabulous.
  • star rating 04/18/2015
  • alice from Arroyo Grande, CA
  • Woo-hoo and hubba hubba. This is really good, and it makes outstanding grilled cheese sandwiches (butter on the inside and mayo on the outside.)
  • star rating 04/17/2015
  • member-sr53671 from KAF Community
  • So easy and so very tasty! My husband asks for this bread all the time and it is easily the best tasting bread I have ever made. Sometimes I change it up and add cinnamon and raisins and bake it in the oven after kneading in the machine. Just delicious!
  • star rating 04/13/2015
  • Cheryl from South Bend Indiana
  • Excellent, easy to follow. Bread was soft and tasty. color was medium brown. My family really enjoyed it. I added raisins. Baking 2nd loaf as I write this. Thanks!
  • star rating 04/13/2015
  • Jimmy from Philadelphia, PA
  • I have made this recipe a few times, and it's the best recipe I've found for a bread machine. Comes out perfect every time!
  • star rating 04/13/2015
  • member-mgabor1 from KAF Community
  • Made this yesterday and it was quite possibly the worst bread I have ever made. I made the small loaf and it came out looking like pudding! Did not rise or even bake; just a lump of blech! I followed exact directions and my ingredients were all fresh. Have not had much luck with KA recipes.
    We're as disappointed as you are and hope you'll consider a call to our baker's hotline at 855-371-2253. There are several questions to talk about in person to get you back to recipe success. We're here to take your call between 8 AM to 9 PM weekdays or from 9 AM to 5 PM weekends. Irene@KAF
  • star rating 04/12/2015
  • Vicki from Louisiana
  • Easy to prepare and even easier to eat and enjoy...especially right out of the machine with butter.:-)
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