Basic White Bread | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this is the easies #HomemadeBread #recipe ever since it's made in the #breadmaker. So delicious & bakes up perfectly every time. Wonderful side dish for any kind of meal. Delightful for #breakfast too. #bread #BasicWhiteBread

Basic White Bread

August 28, 2013Teresa

Basic White Bread is absolutely delightful. It’s a lovely breadmaker bread and the very first recipe I ever made in my breadmaker. It is truly a Basic White Bread. Nothing fancy and no frills, but still very tasty nonetheless. It’s wonderful hot out of the breadmaker!

Making bread in the breadmaker is just so E-A-S-Y, too! You toss in the ingredients, set the bread setting, push the button, and voila! In a few hours your have a tasty loaf of hot bread ready to devour.

I remember when I first got my breadmaker. I was very timid about trying it out (as I am with all new-fangled things!). after purchasing the ingredients, I finally decided to give Black and Decker’s basic recipe and my new breadmaker a try. I’m so glad I did.

This recipe has gotten a lot of use over the years. I have served it for company more times than I can count. I could always count on this recipe turning out well. It always raised properly, never fell and was not too dense or heavy. It had a nice rounded top, and had that delightful homemade bread taste.

I love to send a loaf of homemade bread with a home-cooked meal I’m preparing for others. This one has been on the menu a whole lot of times. It’s always dependable and turns out with a great texture. Plus, it’s so quick and easy, and because it’s really economical.

Most people are so impressed when you give a loaf of homemade bread to them. Even if it is just made in the breadmaker. I made this one a couple of weeks ago for our new neighbors across the street. I made it to go along with Jamie Deen’s recipe for Spaghetti and Meatballs in Pepperoni Sauce. I cut the loaf down and sent most of it to our neighbors. Fortunately, I saved out a few choice slices for me! You can see them in the pictures for that recipe.

If you’re looking for a simple, basic recipe for white bread this recipe is top-notch! We’ve always had great success with this recipe.  Basic White Bread makes up about 24-25 half slices as this recipe provides the ingredients for a 2-lb. breadmaker. If you want simplicity–this recipe is it in a nutshell!

Don’t forget, never use all purpose flour when baking breads, they never have enough gluten so they get crumbly very easily. Always use bread flour and/or whole wheat/spelt/rye or other grains if you want to ensure a great finished product.

Basic White Bread | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this is the easies #HomemadeBread #recipe ever since it's made in the #breadmaker. So delicious & bakes up perfectly every time. Wonderful side dish for any kind of meal. Delightful for #breakfast too. #bread #BasicWhiteBread

Basic White Bread is a delightful dinner bread especially slathered with butter. 

Basic White Bread | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this is the easies #HomemadeBread #recipe ever since it's made in the #breadmaker. So delicious & bakes up perfectly every time. Wonderful side dish for any kind of meal. Delightful for #breakfast too. #bread #BasicWhiteBread

The texture of this bread always turns out perfectly.

Basic White Bread | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this is the easies #HomemadeBread #recipe ever since it's made in the #breadmaker. So delicious & bakes up perfectly every time. Wonderful side dish for any kind of meal. Delightful for #breakfast too. #bread #BasicWhiteBread

enjoy serving this bread for breakfast! It’s great toasted with fried eggs placed on top!

I love eating homemade bread with honey, jams or other preserves. I have served this tasty bread for dinner guests more times than I can count because it’s always been a dependable bread recipe that turns out well every time I make it.

Here’s what I did.

Basic White Bread | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this is the easies #HomemadeBread #recipe ever since it's made in the #breadmaker. So delicious & bakes up perfectly every time. Wonderful side dish for any kind of meal. Delightful for #breakfast too. #bread #BasicWhiteBread

Measure hot water and place in bread canister. Add powdered milk.

Basic White Bread | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this is the easies #HomemadeBread #recipe ever since it's made in the #breadmaker. So delicious & bakes up perfectly every time. Wonderful side dish for any kind of meal. Delightful for #breakfast too. #bread #BasicWhiteBread

Add shortening. (You can use oil if you prefer to stay away from hydrogenated oils). Add sugar, salt and bread flour. NOT all-purpose flour.

Basic White Bread | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this is the easies #HomemadeBread #recipe ever since it's made in the #breadmaker. So delicious & bakes up perfectly every time. Wonderful side dish for any kind of meal. Delightful for #breakfast too. #bread #BasicWhiteBread

Add bread machine yeast.

Place on regular bread setting in your breadmaker and bake. Mine takes 3 hours 50 minutes.

Basic White Bread | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this is the easies #HomemadeBread #recipe ever since it's made in the #breadmaker. So delicious & bakes up perfectly every time. Wonderful side dish for any kind of meal. Delightful for #breakfast too. #bread #BasicWhiteBread

Allow bread to cool about 10-15 minutes before removing bread canister. Butter tops and sides of bread with butter so crusts don’t harden.

Allow bread to cool another 15 minutes before cutting in half, and then slicing down in slices. An electric knife makes quick work of the slicing process and you don’t hack the bread all up which will happen if you use a serrated knife on hot bread.

Basic White Bread | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this is the easies #HomemadeBread #recipe ever since it's made in the #breadmaker. So delicious & bakes up perfectly every time. Wonderful side dish for any kind of meal. Delightful for #breakfast too. #bread #BasicWhiteBread

We love this Basic White Bread recipe. I’ve had many bread flops in the past, but this recipe has NEVER been one of them! 

Basic White Bread | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this is the easies #HomemadeBread #recipe ever since it's made in the #breadmaker. So delicious & bakes up perfectly every time. Wonderful side dish for any kind of meal. Delightful for #breakfast too. #bread #BasicWhiteBread

To serve: Serve bread with butter or plain. You can also top with your favorite jams, preserves, apple butter, or honey! The texture of this bread comes out so nicely. 

This bread rises exceptionally well — it usually provides between 22-25 half slices like you see in the above picture.

Basic White Bread | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this is the easies #HomemadeBread #recipe ever since it's made in the #breadmaker. So delicious & bakes up perfectly every time. Wonderful side dish for any kind of meal. Delightful for #breakfast too. #bread #BasicWhiteBread

Your guests will love having homemade bread on the menu! I served my bread along with Jamie Deen’s Spaghetti and Meatballs with Pepperoni Sauce, but obviously this bread can be served nicely with any main dish entree.

Here’s the recipe.

BASIC WHITE BREAD

(Recipe adapted from Black and Decker Breadmaker cookbook)

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Delicious breadmaker bread and raises perfectly every time and has a wonderful texture and taste. This recipe is for a two-pound loaf. It's terrific for breakfast or dinner. It's wonderful served with jams and preserves or spread with garlic butter and toasted in the oven.
Basic White Bread | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this is the easies #HomemadeBread #recipe ever since it's made in the #breadmaker. So delicious & bakes up perfectly every time. Wonderful side dish for any kind of meal. Delightful for #breakfast too. #bread #BasicWhiteBread
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Servings
Ingredients
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Servings
Ingredients
Basic White Bread | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this is the easies #HomemadeBread #recipe ever since it's made in the #breadmaker. So delicious & bakes up perfectly every time. Wonderful side dish for any kind of meal. Delightful for #breakfast too. #bread #BasicWhiteBread
Instructions
  1. Measure ingredients in the order listed into breadmaker baking pan.
  2. This recipe is for a basic bread setting and cooks for 3 hours and 50 minutes in my breadmaker.
  3. You must have a 2-lb. size breadmaker to make this bread.
  4. Allow bread to cool about 15 minutes before removing from breadmaker.
  5. Butter top and sides of bread to prevent crusts from hardening.
  6. Wait 15 more minutes before slicing bread down with an electric knife (if you have one).
  7. About 25 half-slices.
Recipe Notes

NOTE: Homemade bread has no preservatives so it needs to be refrigerated after 2 days.

NOTE: All-purpose flour doesn't contain enough gluten. The bread tends to come out very dry and crumbly.

NOTE: I recommend using Fleischmann's yeast or bread machine yeast in any yeast bread recipe. Red Star yeast just doesn't work as well.

Recipe adapted from Black and Decker.
© Can’t Stay Out of the Kitchen

 

[b]Basic White Bread[/b]
 
Recipe Type: Breads, Rolls and Muffins
Cuisine: American
Author: Teresa Ambra adapted from my [url href=”http://www.blackanddecker.com/” target=”_blank” title=”black and decker”]Black and Decker[/url] breadmaker cookbook
Prep time:
Cook time:
Total time:
Serves: 20
Delicious breadmaker bread and raises perfectly every time and has a wonderful texture and taste. This recipe is for a two-pound loaf.
Ingredients
  • 1 ½ cups hot water
  • 2 tbsp. powdered milk
  • 2 tbsp. Crisco shortening
  • 1 tbsp. sugar
  • 1 ½ tsp. kosher salt
  • 4 ¼ cups Gold Medal bread flour
  • 1 ¼ tsp. bread-maker yeast
Instructions
  1. Measure ingredients in the order listed into breadmaker baking pan.
  2. This recipe is for a basic bread setting and cooks for 3 hours and 50 minutes in my breadmaker.
  3. You must have a 2-lb. size breadmaker to make this bread.
  4. Allow bread to cool about 15 minutes before removing from breadmaker.
  5. Butter top and sides of bread to prevent crusts from hardening.
  6. Wait 15 more minutes before slicing bread down with an electric knife (if you have one).
  7. About 25 half-slices.
Basic White Bread | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this is the easies #HomemadeBread #recipe ever since it's made in the #breadmaker. So delicious & bakes up perfectly every time. Wonderful side dish for any kind of meal. Delightful for #breakfast too. #bread #BasicWhiteBread

All of our guests have raved over this tasty bread recipe whenever we’ve served it to them.

Basic White Bread | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this is the easies #HomemadeBread #recipe ever since it's made in the #breadmaker. So delicious & bakes up perfectly every time. Wonderful side dish for any kind of meal. Delightful for #breakfast too. #bread #BasicWhiteBread

This is also great by adding butter, garlic salt and parsley and broiling or toasting slightly. Basic White Bread is so quick and easy to make. You can have this ready for the breadmaker in about 5 minutes time! 

Basic White Bread | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this is the easies #HomemadeBread #recipe ever since it's made in the #breadmaker. So delicious & bakes up perfectly every time. Wonderful side dish for any kind of meal. Delightful for #breakfast too. #bread #BasicWhiteBread

If you serve this for company you will see slice after slice vanish in very short order! We love this simple Basic White Bread recipe and hope you will too.

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Bacon-Chive-Potato Bread | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | quick and easy #bread for the #breadmaker. #Bacon makes this bread spectacular!

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Basic White Bread BigOven - Save recipe or add to grocery list Yum
Delicious breadmaker bread and raises perfectly every time and has a wonderful texture and taste. This recipe is for a two-pound loaf. It's terrific for breakfast or dinner. It's wonderful served with jams and preserves or spread with garlic butter and toasted in the oven.
Basic White Bread | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this is the easies #HomemadeBread #recipe ever since it's made in the #breadmaker. So delicious & bakes up perfectly every time. Wonderful side dish for any kind of meal. Delightful for #breakfast too. #bread #BasicWhiteBread
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Servings
Ingredients
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Servings
Ingredients
Basic White Bread | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this is the easies #HomemadeBread #recipe ever since it's made in the #breadmaker. So delicious & bakes up perfectly every time. Wonderful side dish for any kind of meal. Delightful for #breakfast too. #bread #BasicWhiteBread
Instructions
  1. Measure ingredients in the order listed into breadmaker baking pan.
  2. This recipe is for a basic bread setting and cooks for 3 hours and 50 minutes in my breadmaker.
  3. You must have a 2-lb. size breadmaker to make this bread.
  4. Allow bread to cool about 15 minutes before removing from breadmaker.
  5. Butter top and sides of bread to prevent crusts from hardening.
  6. Wait 15 more minutes before slicing bread down with an electric knife (if you have one).
  7. About 25 half-slices.
Recipe Notes

NOTE: Homemade bread has no preservatives so it needs to be refrigerated after 2 days.

NOTE: All-purpose flour doesn't contain enough gluten. The bread tends to come out very dry and crumbly.

NOTE: I recommend using Fleischmann's yeast or bread machine yeast in any yeast bread recipe. Red Star yeast just doesn't work as well.

Recipe adapted from Black and Decker.
© Can’t Stay Out of the Kitchen

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