My bread machine is probably my most used kitchen appliance. It makes making bread a snap and all the scentsy bricks in the world can’t equal the smell of fresh bread baking in the oven! Whether you are a veteran bread maker or just starting out, everyone needs a go to all purpose white bread recipe. This is it!
I prefer to let my machine do the kneading and the rising and then bake it off in the oven. If you have never tried this you are missing out! The bread comes out so much nicer than when baked in the machine! The crust is not so thick and the loaf is shaped, well, like bread and not like a mysterious cube! It’s a total game changer!
1 cup warm water (110 degrees)
2 tbsp. sugar
2¼ tsp. bread machine yeast
¼ cup butter, melted
3 cups bread flour
1 tsp. salt
Place the water, sugar and yeast in the pan of the bread machine that has been fitted with a paddle. Let the yeast dissolve and foam for 10 minutes. Add the butter, flour and salt to the yeast, in that order. Select the dough/pizza dough setting for a 1½-pound loaf and press start.
Once the machine finishes, remove the dough from the pan and place into a nonstick loaf pan or a greased loaf pan whichever you prefer. (I don’t really knead the dough again, just kind of knock it down and shape it into a loaf.) Cover lightly with a kitchen towel and set in a warm place to rise again for 30 minutes. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 30 minutes.
Allow to cool for 10 minutes before removing to cool on a wire rack.
This is such a great all purpose bread for sandwhiches, toast, or whatever strikes your fancy!