Basic White #Bread #Recipe for Bread #Machine

homemade sliced bread

Homemade Sliced Bread

I used to think of homemade bread as a treat, but now almost all of the bread I eat is homemade. I cannot eat the sliced small loaf bread that sells in the grocery store anymore. It tastes dead! Homemade bread is great for sandwiches as well as a side. Nobody said you had to use the small sliced loaf that you buy for $3 at the grocery store. If you want a gourmet sandwich then use homemade bread and you will be halfway there.

I do have some tips for making your own homemade bread, but for now I am going to start with my favorite recipes. Stay tuned for a post on homemade bread tips!

Basic White Bread (for a Bread Machine)


  • 1 cup warm water
  • 1/3 Cup sugar
  • 2 1/4 tsp yeast
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 2 Tbs oil
  • 3 cups flour


Put the warm water and oil in your bread machine pan. Then put in the flour, sugar, and salt. Create a small well in the top of the dry ingredients and add the yeast. Set your bread machine to the crust settings you like and turn it on.

3 hours later you will have a great basic white bread that is good for sandwiches or butter and jam.

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  • Reply Lizz April 26, 2013, 7:25 pm

    Glad you found the great world of homemade breads, its so crazy that anyone still buys that crap in the store when bread machines make it so easy to have fresh bread in under 3 hrs!

    Thanks for the pingback too.

  • Reply Angela September 6, 2013, 6:33 am

    Thanks for the basic bread recipe! You’re right, once you get used to eating homemade bread, store-bought breads suddenly taste yuck. I guess it’s because the taste buds get used to breads without preservatives and additives. 🙂
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  • Reply peggy iverson May 30, 2014, 4:23 pm

    Thank you, I think I have bought my last loasf of bread. Yeah. My house smells so good. I had to take a loaf to my mom and my son will get a loaf with his birthday gifts. This recipe is so simple as nd tasty. Thanks again for sharing.

  • Reply Crystal December 5, 2014, 3:24 pm

    I don’t have a bread machine, but I did start making homemade breads about a month ago. Now I can’t stand the thought of buying store bought breads!

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