Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Best Bread Machine White Bread I've Ever Had

I was in the mood to start using my bread machine again last week and this. Tried a wheat bread that was okay...but this White Bread was REALLY good! The link to the original version is down below....the recipe came from

Homemade Wonderful Bread


(in the order I put them in the machine in)
  • 1-1/2 cup room temperature water*
  • 1 tablespoon white sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter (room temperature)
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup dry potato flakes
  • 1/4 cup dry milk powder
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons active dry yeast (at room temperature)

  1. Add ingredients in the order suggested by your manufacturer, including the yeast mixture. Select the basic and light crust setting.
Don't not use "old" bread flour (I used "Better for Bread"), or out of date yeast. These are things that could cause your bread not to rise properly. You can probably substitute a cup of wheat flour for a cup of white, but you'll want to add some "Vital Wheat Gluten". The rule of thumb is to add 1 tablespoon of vital wheat gluten for every cup of low- or no-gluten flour (such as wheat flour) that is being used in your recipe.

Want to make this a mix of wheat and white? Substitute 2 cups wheat flour for 2 of the 4 cups of flour. Just be sure to add 2 Tbs. of Vital Wheat Gluten to help the dough rise properly (1 Tbs per cup of wheat)

NOTE: * - original recipe said 1-1/4, but some reviewers found it necessary to add another 1/4 cup of water. If you'd like to read all the reviews, and all the way folks made variations of it, , or see the original version which included "proofing the yeast", here is the link:

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