Basic White Bread

5.0 from 5 reviews
Basic White Bread
This recipe makes 1 loaf
Ingredients
Small Loaf

  • ⅔ cup Water
  • 1 TBSP Butter
  • 2 cups Bread Flour
  • ¾ tsp Salt
  • 1 TBSP Sugar
  • 3 TBSP Non-fat Dry Milk Powder
  • 1+1/2 tsp Active Dry Yeast

Medium Loaf

  • ¾ cup, plus 2 TBSP Water
  • 2 TBSP Butter
  • 3 cups Bread Flour
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 4 tsp Sugar
  • ¼ cup Non-fat Dry Milk Powder
  • 2 tsp Active Dry Yeast
Instructions
Bread Machine Method

  1. Have liquid ingredients at 80º F and all others at room temperature. Place into the pan in the order listed. Select a basic cycle and medium/normal crust. Check dough consistency after 5 minutes of kneading. The dough should be in a soft, tacky ball. If it is dry and stiff, add water, ½ to 1 tablespoon at a time. If it is too wet and sticky, add 1 tablespoon of flour at a time. Remove bread when cycle is finished; cool. See our Bread Machine section for more helpful tips and information.

  2. *You can substitute Instant (fast-rising) yeast in place of Active Dry Yeast. When using Instant Yeast, expect your dough to rise faster. Always let your dough rise until ripe. Traditional methods: use equal amounts; Bread Machine: use ½ tsp Instant Yeast OR ¾ tsp Active Dry Yeast per cup of flour in your recipe. Visit our Lessons in Yeast & Baking for more information.
 

6 Comments
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  3. I grind my own grain and use a bread machine. I used 2 kinds of flours [4 cups of hard white wheat and a smaller part 1/2 cup of buckwheat] and for the first time the Platinum Superior Baking Yeast packets came into our only store. My bread was the best ever–for the first time, I might add.

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  6. Was Great and I Used Platinum

    My husband even commented how good the bread was! I used Platinum Yeast and all bread flour. (normally I substitute some other flour – about 1 cup’s worth)

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