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White Bread - Bread Machine Method

Learn how to make homemade white yeast bread using the bread machine method. Watch step-by-step video tutorial below.
White Bread - Bread Machine Method
Yield 1 loaf


  • 1 1/4 cups milk
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter or shortening (softened)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups bread flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Red Star Quick Rise Yeast


  • Measure milk in a 2-cup glass measure. Microwave on High for 1 minute (milk should be 80°F); pour into canister. Add sugar, butter and salt.  Add flour, then yeast. 
  • Place canister in machine. Select white bread “traditional” cycle (about 3 ½ to 4 hours) and medium crust. Turn the machine on – or press the button on.  
  • Take bread out of pan at end of cycle. Cool on rack.


A 1 1/2-lb. bread machine is ideal for this recipe.