Bread Machine White Bread

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  • 1 1/2 cups milk (at room temperature)
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 3 1/2 cups all purpose white flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp bread machine yeast (instant yeast)


  1. Measure all of the above ingredients, in the order that they are listed, into your bread machine.
  2. Choose the Dough Cycle.
  3. Once the dough cycle is complete, remove the dough to a lightly floured surface and cover with a clean tea towel.  Let rise for 15 minutes.
  4. Prepare your pans:  I line my pans with parchment paper, but you can also grease them with butter.
  5. Now it’s time to shape the dough into loaves.  To do this, I split the dough in half, lightly knead each dough ball one more time to get rid of any air bubbles.  Then I roll each ball into a rectangular tube shape that will fit into my baking pan. You want the tops of the loaves to be taut, so while keeping the dough in a tube shape, you need to tuck in the ends into the bottom of the loaf.
  6. Add the dough to the prepared loaf pans and cover with the tea towel, and let rise for 30 more minutes.
  7. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  8. When the loaves are done rising, bake for 35 minutes. When the bread is done, it will sound hollow when you tap it and the tops will be golden brown.
  9. Let the loaves rest in the pan for about 15 minutes, then remove.

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