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Walter Sands' Favorite Bread Machine Bread

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Walter Sands' Favorite Bread Machine Bread Recipe

This bread may be prepared and baked right in the machine (1 1/2-pound or larger models), or prepared in the machine, then removed, shaped, given a final rise and baked in a conventional oven. Either way, it's a good, down-to-earth white sandwich bread.

This is a variation on a recipe from Walter Sands, one-time president and owner of the King Arthur Flour company. A member of just one of the many generations of the Sands family associated with the business, Walter made this bread faithfully once a week for years. Because of his arthritic hands, he used a bread bucket with a crank, which kneaded hundreds of loaves of this fragrant, soft sandwich bread with all its happy associations. We've modified Walter's recipe here for use in a bread machine.

At a glance

1 loaf
Nutrition information


Choose your measure:


  1. Place the ingredients in your bread machine in the order recommended by the manufacturer, and program the machine for white or basic bread, or for the dough cycle. Press Start.
  2. If you're using the dough cycle, after the cycle is complete, allow the dough to continue to rise in the machine until it's doubled in bulk.
  3. Remove the dough, shape it into a loaf, and place it in a 9" x 5" loaf pan. Let it rise until almost doubled.
  4. Bake the bread in a preheated 350°F oven for 35 to 40 minutes. Cool, and offer to a friend.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size 49g
  • Servings Per Batch 18
Amount Per Serving:
  • Calories 120
  • Calories from Fat 15
  • Total Fat 1.5g
  • Saturated Fat 1g
  • Trans Fat 0g
  • Cholesterol 5mg
  • Sodium 270mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 23g
  • Dietary Fiber 1g
  • Sugars 3g
  • Protein 4g

* The nutrition information provided for this recipe is determined by the ESHA Genesis R&D software program. Substituting any ingredients may change the posted nutrition information.