Wednesday, January 13, 2010

The Best White Bread

How do I love thee? Let me count the ways, O Bread Machine! I have proclaimed my undying love of my bread machine, but today I want to share WHY! Last Christmas I decided I wanted a bread machine, and that was ALL I wanted…kind of like my roasting pan and rack this year.

I had all kinds of stipulations…it had to make a regularish looking loaf (most are circular and stuff), be stainless steel, and on and on the list went. Christmas came…and I opened up a bread machine….BUT, it was like from the 90’s. Aghhh, so not what I wanted, but I was so excited just to get one that I didn’t care . My parents had bought me a new one, but were trying to play a joke on me. It backfired on them, because I was so excited to get the one they dug out of their basement.

This white bread was one of the first I tried and I will never leave its side. It is so is soft, a little sweet, and it always turns out for me. What more could you ask for? I hope if you have a bread machine hidden away in a closet that you will pull it out for this recipe. It won’t let you down!
Small Loaf (1 lb./2 cup machine)
1 cup water
1 ½ tablespoon butter or margarine
2 cups white flour
1 tablespoon sugar
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon yeast

Large Loaf (1 ½ lb./3 cup or 2 lb./4 cup machine)
1 ¼ cup water
2 tablespoons butter or margarine
3 cups white flour
2 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 ½ teaspoon yeast

Select loaf size. Add ingredients to machine according to manufacturer’s directions. Select white cycle.

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Sam said...

Yep, if it's gonna be white bread, this would for sure be the one to have. Looks awesome. Very impressive. I am now your loyal follower. If you ever have a spare minute, come visit my blog at I would be honored to have you visit/comment or best of all follow. Happy New Year. Keri (a.k.a. Sam)

kimery (cutting back's sister) said...

Maybe mom and dad could dig out the old white round machine for me because this bread looks awesome!!!!! :)

Katie said...

Kimery,I am known as "Cutting Back" to you??? Ha ha, I kinda like it!

Sheridan said...

I've got this in the bread machine right now. So far, I've only used my machine for dough. This will be the first loaf I've ever attempted. Thanks for the recipe. (c:

Katie said...

Sheridan, let me know how you like it! I could eat a whole laf myself :)

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