How to use a bread machine

Freshly made bread are great things to have however; it takes too much effort and time. Most people never made bread in their lives but dreamed of doing one but the invention of bread making machines was able to chance that. Today, a number of people are turning their kitchens into bakeries wherein they enjoy eating freshly baked loafs every day with an amount that they pay the same in stores.

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Use a bread maker

  • With the use of the tin, measure all the necessary ingredients and the load them up then pop your tin in the oven and select the program you want by using the electronic control panel then close the lid and wait for minutes. When you hear that the motor of the machine is whirling then, you need to knead the dough and everything will all go in the rising phase.
  • The oven will automatically switch on and you will see the steam that comes up in the exhaust vent wherein you will be able to smell the delicious aroma of the bread. The basic process of bread making using a bread maker is very automatic.

Types of bread you can make with a bread maker

The things you need to know about the type of bread that you can do in a bread maker are as follows:

  • Most bread maker machines are consist of multiple programs in order to make different kinds of the loaf. You can make a whole meal, a white bread, or special loves by making use of different flours and ingredients.
  • When you can select the price that you want to have, the next thing is for you to choose the size of loaf. It can be small, medium or large as well as the type of crust you want to have. After that, you should press the timer button and the display will show you the total time that will take you in order to cook and prepare. After that, press the start button and wait for a delicious loaf.
  • When your loaf is completely done, carefully lift the lead and then pull the hot tin out from the oven of the bread maker. Tip out the load and then let it cool down.

There is a big possibility for you to save money when you choose to make bread from a bread maker machine. However, it still depends on the exact ingredients you are going to use. If you want to experience making your own loaf of bread that contains the ingredients that you want, then purchasing a bread maker machine is a very good investment. With a bread maker machine, you are going to enjoy freshly baked bread in a delicious and healthy way. You can also share your baked bread to your loved ones as a form of the gist to show your love and appreciation for them. If you are a fresh bread lover, then why not purchase a bread maker?

How to use a bread machine

There are many bread machine recipes out there, but if you’re looking for just basic and simple homemade white bread – this is the perfect recipe for you!

This is my reliable, “boring”, proven recipe for a basic white bread. And, I also provide tips on how to make a homemade white bread less dense in a bread maker. In this recipe, all you do is spend 5 minutes to add ingredients to the bread pan and the bread machine does all the work, on an automatic cycle that is already programmed. That’s the whole purpose of the bread maker, right? The end result is a tasty loaf of white bread just of the right density.

I do believe that the day will come when I will use a bread machine for something more sophisticated, but for once this week I am sharing the recipe that doesn’t require too much thinking or meddling. Sometimes it’s just nice to make certain foods almost on auto-pilot, especially for basic stuff, like white bread.

How to use a bread machine

In the last 3 months I hardly bought any store-made bread, baking about a loaf every week at home, using bread machine recipes. And, I’ve noticed a couple of trends/issues when making bread: sometimes the bread comes out way too dense, or the loaf does not rise enough and, as a result, comes out even denser. So, here I will describe the homemade bread recipe that works for me to produce a less dense bread in a bread maker, using a basic cycle.

While making bread in a bread machine, make sure to consider these points:

– When you measure flour using cups, make sure not to pack flour too dense in a measuring cup, otherwise you will end up with much more flour than you need, and, therefore, the bread will come out denser. Measuring flour correctly will solve a lot of “dense” issues. The trick that works for me is that I use ⅓ measuring cup to carefully scoop all flour I need into the bread machine (usually about 3 cups), without over-packing it. Another way would be to weigh flour, which I don’t do, but it’s a solution.

– Use bread flour, not regular all-purpose flour for all bread machine recipes. Bread flour contains a higher percentage of gluten than regular all-purpose flour. Using bread flour will produce taller, less dense loaves. If you use all-purpose flour (which has smaller percentage of gluten than bread flour), your loaves will be flatter and denser.

– When adding yeast, make sure you add it last, and add it on top of dry ingredients (flour). Make sure the yeast does not reach wet ingredients. Basically, make a small indentation on top of flour and add the yeast to the indentation, just like this:

How to use a bread machine

And here is the simple white bread recipe. I started with the recipe that came in a little booklet together with my Williams-Sonoma bread machine, and I tweaked the ingredient measurements based on my preferences. It takes 10 minutes to prepare all ingredients together, and then it takes 3 hours and 15 minutes to bake the bread in a bread machine.

How to use a bread machine

We’re surely not the first to tell you, there are many ways to make bread: in a Dutch oven, in a loaf pan, in a cast-iron skillet. All our wonderful, viable options—and all require a decent amount of hands-on time. Not into that? Enter: a bread maker. It’s one of the simplest ways to speed up the bread making processes and make picture-perfect loaves every single time.

If you’ve recently taken the plunge, are wondering if a bread maker is right for you, or just want to get even better at using your bread maker, we’ve got answers to your most pressing FAQs.

How do bread makers work?

Bread makers really, really vary by make and model. But the main thing you need to know is that bread makers, generally, are machines that knead, rise, and bake your bread for you. All you have to do is dump your ingredients in and let the machine do all the hard work.

Bread machines can vary in their operations (for example, with some it might be better to mix the ingredients before placing them in), so you should always read the instructions thoroughly before making your first loaf. But generally, expect fluffy bread without spending hours kneading or peering into an oven.

What can you bake in a bread machine?

Obviously you can bake bread, but again, how much varies greatly by machine. Some are designed to only make up to one pound loves while others can handle bigger jobs. You should do your research to find a bread machine that is best suited to the bread you make most. It’s extremely important you don’t try and put too much dough in your bread machine so do your research and make sure your favorite recipes match your makers’ capacity.

You can also make things like rolls using a bread machine, but for that, you’ll simply use the machine to mix, knead, and maybe rise. There are tons of recipes for bread machine-specific doughs so read them thoroughly and give them a try. Some bread makers can also be used for things like making jam, but again, check your manual.

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What are bread machines best for?

Generally, if you want to get the most out of your bread machine, you’ll use it for, well, bread—specifically bread that will fit in the tin in your specific bread maker. Bread machines tend to be better for pillow-soft breads and if you want to make it from start to finish in your maker, you’ll want to make whole loaves.

You can also use bread machines to make rolls, pizza dough, pretzels, but you’ll just be using the bread machine to make the dough and you’ll do the rest in your oven.

What are bread makers not so good for?

Bread machines are not great for breads that require a crispy crust, like sourdough. They just don’t get hot enough for them and tend to produce denser loaves. If you like to shape your loaves, bread machines aren’t great for that either.

What type of flour should you use?

You should use bread flour in your bread machine; it contains more protein and produces more gluten than all-purpose flour. Some recipes will call it “bread machine flour” but. it’s just bread flour.

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What order should you add the ingredients to your machine?

Again, this will vary greatly by your manufacturer’s instructions so always read those first. Generally, you’re going to want to put liquids first then dry ingredients. The yeast always goes in last.

What about yeast?

If you buy a bread machine, you should probably also buy bread-machine yeast (or rapid-rise yeast) to make things easier. This type of yeast can be added directly into the maker as it activates more quickly. If you want to use active dry yeast, you’ll need to proof it outside your maker. You’ll also likely need to adjust the proportions and Fleischmann’s Yeast has a great explainer on that here.

How can I avoid mistakes?

Like anything, practice makes perfect. That being said, some common mistakes from first-timers include being too afraid to peer inside the bread maker and check on progress (this is typically totally fine except for during the baking process), adding liquids that are too hot (they should be around 80 degrees unless stated otherwise), and not measuring properly.

Are there any other tips I should know?

Yes, lots! But here are just some super important ones.

Prep your ingredients: Eggs should always be at room temp if you’re using them, water should be warm, and if using cold butter, make sure it’s cubed.

Be exact: Baking is already a pretty exact science, but when it comes to baking in a bread maker, that gets ratcheted up to, like, 10. You definitely don’t want things overflowing from your bread maker. Measure out your ingredients carefully and make sure your water is the proper temperature. Of course you can eventually try some things to improve or change your bread, but be careful.

Get to know your settings: All bread machines are different, but get to know which setting your model has. For example, you can use a “Quick Bread” cycle for things like banana bread and pumpkin bread that require no yeast, and you can use a “Jam” cycle for making, well, jam. There are also somethings you should know, like never put dairy in your maker when using the “Delayed” cycle. Basically, read your manual front to back—then do it again just for funsies.

How to use a bread machine

My good friend, Abby, has always made THE best bread. A few years ago I asked her what her secret is and she told me she always does her bread in a bread machine. I honestly didn’t believe her at first because bread machine bread just isn’t good. I had attempted making bread in a bread machine at least a dozen times and I could never make it taste right. She proved me wrong. Now making bread/dough in the bread machine is my VERY favorite way to make homemade bread. A special thanks to her for sharing this recipe with us (and allowing me to share it with you!)

How to use a bread machine

Why Use a Bread Maker/Machine?

How to use a bread machine

Bread machines are SO convenient. You just put everything right in, push go, and it does all the work for you! The mixing, the kneading, the rising, the baking… everything! Where the bread machine falls short is in the “baking” part. When it comes to baking bread, the bread machine is not your friend. So what is to be done? Shhh.. it’s a secret. Here’s what you do: Dump the dough in a bread pan, put it in a COLD oven (no preheating, YAY!), turn the oven on and bake. It’s THAT easy.

What Bread Maker is Best?

Honestly, it doesn’t really matter what kind of bread machine you have. We got the cheapest bread maker on Amazon that had decent reviews. I think it was under $100. Just make sure it has a “dough” option so it will stop once the dough is done.

How to use a bread machine

Do I Need to use Bread Machine Flour/Yeast?

Nope! Just make sure you are using a quick-rise yeast for it to work best. In this recipe we just use all-purpose flour, no need to spend extra getting special ingredients.

How to Bake After Mixing

How to use a bread machine

  1. When your dough is finished, pour it straight into a greased bread pan. If you want to make it look pretty, you can turn it so a smooth side is facing up. Then just tuck down any unruly edges.
  2. Place the bread pan in the COLD oven. No preheating necessary!
  3. Set temperature to 350-degrees and set timer for 30 minutes. The bread will rise and bake in this time.
  4. Remove baked bread from the oven and remove quickly from pan. Place on a cooling rack and brush with butter. Cover with a towel or place in a plastic Ziplock bag to keep from drying out.

Bread Machine Rolls

The bread machine method of making homemade rolls couldn’t be easier (or more delicious). It is even easier than using frozen rolls because you don’t have to wait for them to thaw! Here’s how you do it:

How to use a bread machine

  1. Remove dough from bread machine and place on a floured surface (knead in a little extra flour if it is too sticky to handle)
  2. Divide dough into 12 equal pieces. Fold and pinch into balls and place in a greased 9×13 glass baking dish.
  3. Place in COLD oven and set to 350-degrees. Set timer for 25 minutes.
  4. Remove rolls from oven and brush with butter.

Other Things You Can Use The Dough For:

We have used this exact dough recipe for all sorts of recipes. Sometimes you have to knead it with some flour to get the right consistency depending on what you are making, but it works like a charm in these recipes:

Enjoy smaller loaves with slightly different flavor and texture

Bread machines are ultra-convenient—they mix and knead the dough, let it rise, shape it into a loaf, and bake the bread, all with just a push of a button. But when the dough is baked in the machine, the resulting loaf is oddly shaped with a denser crumb and tougher crust. If this doesn’t appeal to you, baking the bread machine dough in the oven is a simple solution. Let your bread machine do most of the work for you, and then shape the dough, transfer to regular loaf pans, and bake in the oven.

Start With the Bread Machine

Follow the bread-machine recipe for making a 2-pound loaf (for two 9 by 6-inch loaves) or a 1 1/2-pound loaf (for two 8 by 5-inch loaves). Set the bread machine to the "dough only" setting. The machine will combine the ingredients, knead the dough, and give it its first rise. When the bread machine beeps, it means the dough is ready to shape.

If your machine doesn't have a "dough only" setting, you'll have to watch it carefully to see when the first rise is over and the dough gets punched down.

Divide the Dough

Remove the dough from the machine and transfer it to a flour-dusted surface. Using a knife or a bench scraper, divide the dough in half. You can use a kitchen scale to ensure that the two pieces of dough are exactly even.

Shape Into a Rectangle

Pat the dough into a rectangle, about 1/2 to 3/4 inch thick. The narrow sides of the rectangle should be parallel to the edge of your counter.

How to use a bread machine

The First Fold

In order to achieve that classic loaf shape, the bread dough needs to be folded in a certain way. Starting with the top of the rectangle (the edge that’s furthest from you) fold one-third of the dough over onto itself.

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The Second Fold

Now, fold the bottom third of the dough up over the other folded piece, as if you were folding a letter.

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Repeat the Folds

Turn the piece of dough 90 degrees, then repeat the folds, folding the top third of the dough down over the middle.

How to use a bread machine

Fold the bottom third of the dough over the center. You should now have a thick, square-ish piece of dough.

How to use a bread machine

Repeat the shaping process with the other piece of dough.

Transfer to the Pans

Turn the dough over so that the seam is on the bottom, and tuck the layered sides underneath so the entire exposed surface of the dough is smooth. Place the dough in greased pans (either sprayed with cooking spray or coated with oil). Use your hands to flatten the dough a little toward the edges of the pan. The dough does not need to fill the entire bottom of the pan because it will expand as it rises.

Cover both pans of dough with a dish towel or a piece of plastic wrap that's been sprayed with cooking spray, and allow to rise in a warm space.

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The Second Rise

The dough should rise for 45 minutes to an hour and a half, or until it is doubled in size. A good indication that it has risen enough is if the dough is a little past the top of the pan.

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Set the Oven

Preheat your oven about 20 minutes before the bread will finish its rise. The temperature depends on the type of bread you are making; consult a bread cookbook to find the most similar type of bread to your recipe. Typically, doughs that are made with whole grains or large amounts of rich ingredients like butter or eggs will bake at 350 or 375 F, while leaner doughs will bake at a higher temperature, 400 to 425 F.

Slash the Loaves

With a very sharp paring knife or a razor (or a lame, a special bread baking tool), quickly slash the dough lengthwise down the middle of the loaf, about 1/4 inch thick. This will help the bread expand as it bakes, and will also give your bread a professional look.

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Bake the Loaves

Place the loaves in the preheated oven. The bread will probably take 30 to 45 minutes to bake (check it for doneness after 30 minutes). The crust should be firm and browned; the underside of the loaf should be firm as well and make a hollow sound when tapped. You can also use an instant-read thermometer and look for a range of 180 to 210 F, depending on if your bread is soft or crusty. Remove the bread from the pan immediately and cool on a rack.

King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour is perfect for bread machines. Its relatively high protein level (11.7%), and the quality of that protein, allows you to use it in recipes calling for either bread flour or all-purpose flour. This recipe makes a reliably high-rising loaf, with soft, springy texture and nicely balanced flavor.

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For large (1 1/2 to 2-pound) machine

  • 1 cup (227g) lukewarm water
  • 1/3 cup (74g) lukewarm milk
  • 3 tablespoons (43g) butter
  • 3 3/4 cups (450g) King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 3 tablespoons (35g) sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons (9g) salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons active dry yeast or instant yeast

For small (1-pound) machine

  • 2/3 cup (152g) lukewarm water
  • 1/4 cup (57g) lukewarm milk
  • 2 tablespoons (28g) butter
  • 2 1/2 cups (300g) King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 5 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons (8g) salt
  • 1 teaspoon active dry yeast or instant yeast


Weigh your flour; or measure it by gently spooning it into a cup, then sweeping off any excess. Put all of the ingredients into your machine in the order recommended by the manufacturer.

Program the machine for basic white bread, and press Start.

When the loaf is done, remove the pan from the machine. After about 5 minutes, gently shake the pan to dislodge the loaf, and turn it out onto a rack to cool.

Store, well-wrapped, on the counter for 4 days, or freeze for up to 3 months.

The type of flour used in a bread machine matters a lot for it can determine the outcome of your bread.

When using even the smallest bread maker, it is the flour used that determines the texture of your bread. Can you use regular flour in bread machine? Of all the flour available, regular flour, also known as all-purpose flour is the one that is highly recommended when making bread. This means it will suit your bread machine perfectly.

By using the wrong flour, you destroy the texture of your bread, which should not be the case. However, in most cases, there is no limitation to the type of flour used whenever you are using a bread machine. What should factor in is the level of protein contained in the flour you are using.

Can you use regular flour in bread machine?

The question “can you use regular flour in a bread machine?” keeps on coming up when using a bread machine. The truth is, you can use regular flour or any other flour as long as it has protein.

You may wonder why that is so. Because the flour has a high protein level, additional gluten will be released. Gluten plays a primary role in baking top-notch quality bread; that is why you have to use flour having a high protein level.

When gluten combines with water brings the dough to rise, giving room for airy bread. Bread flour is the most ideal because it is the only flour with a high level of protein of up to 14%. It would be best if you used bread flour instead of regular flour for the best results. However, if your choice is regular flour, ensure you use more of it to increase protein levels.

Which is the best flour for use in a bread machine?

Regular flour is most preferred by many people when using a bread machine. However, it is not the ideal flour for use regardless that a large number of people make it their number one choice. In the world of baking, two types of flour work best when using a bread machine.

1. Bread flour – This is the flour that is highly recommended by professionals to people who want to make perfect bread. The primary for this choice being that bread flour comes with enough amounts of proteins that regular flour doesn’t have. Therefore, when making bread with a bread machine, your number one flour choice should be bread flour from now henceforth.

Bread flour contains a high amount of protein which translates to a high level of gluten. With bread flour, you will end up creating the best dough for baking your bread. When using this flour in a bread machine, the outcome will be well-risen bread remarkable to your eyes.

2. Gluten-free flour – Of late everyone is keen on what they consume, making some people avoid gluten due to health issues. What this means is bread flour will not work out best because it comes with high amounts of gluten which you are trying to avoid.

Make use of gluten-free flour in your bread machine which will keep you off gluten but enable you to produce a perfectly risen dough. It is the ingredients contained in gluten-free flour that make your bread rise just like when using bread flour. You don’t have to worry, thinking that now that you are not using bread flour will make you not bake that perfect loaf.

Tips for making bread in a bread machine

Bread machines were invented to make your life easier by allowing you to bake the best bread at home. In the past, many people were not keen on making bread because of the tedious process of doing everything manually.

Investing in a bread machine works excellently in minimizing costs or purchasing bread, and it is also labor-saving.

When using a bread machine, you need to put in use the following tips for perfect results;

  • When baking using a bread machine for the first time, please keep it simple. Work through every process keenly step by step for best results. Always start with simple recipes before ending up on the complex ones.
  • Be keen when it comes to substitutions while focusing on enhancing the chances of success. Remember that every flour comes with its moisture content meaning each one of them requires special handling.
  • There is no harm in opening the lid when baking and peeking how the process is progressing. It is recommended that you peek every 10 minutes to ensure that you don’t get surprised by the results. Observing the consistency of your dough from one stage to the other is imperative to produce good results.
  • Using a bread machine calls for investing in excellent baking accessories. By doing that, every process when making bread will be smooth, and you will have consistency when baking in all your stages.
  • Your bread machine should always be placed at a warm spot in your kitchen to ensure that your dough rises within the allocated time. A chilly area will prevent this meaning your bread will not be appealing. Inasmuch as a bread machine comes equipped with a heating feature, the room temperature is what will make a difference when it comes to the speed at which the dough will rise.

Final thought

Baking quality bread with your bread machine is not tasking as many people would think. Once you learn the basics of making bread with a bread machine, you will always want to do it again and again. It is a skill that is fun and extremely enjoyable.

Can you use regular flour in a bread machine? Yes, you can, but the recommended one is bread flour. If you are going to use regular flour, you have to exceed the required amount. This is to ensure that high protein levels are produced which means gluten levels will also rise. That is what makes your dough come out perfectly.

This bread machine cheese bread recipe is simple to make and is quite delicious. It also looks great. I don’t know much about art… but this cheese bread loaf looks almost like a crazy Jackson Pollock painting! The cheese topping on this “abstract art” cheese bread loaf is certainly a conversation starter. The keys to this recipe are shredded cheese, Italian herb seasoning and butter. Your family will love this cheese bread because it is a delicious bread for sandwich lunches. It is soft and tender.

Bread Machine Cheese Bread with Baked Cheese Topping

How to use a bread machine

Since this cheese bread recipe is done in a bread machine, it is simple & easy to make. It should take you only 5 minutes or so to prepare and then you let the bread machine do the rest of the work. For more great recipes, please visit Bread Dad’s main Bread Machine Recipes section. Bread Dad also has a printable and “pin-able” recipe at the bottom of the page. If you like this recipe, we hope you will leave a comment below and give us a 5 star rating. Thanks!

Key Ingredient – Shredded Cheese

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Ingredients – Bread Machine – Cheese Bread Recipe – 2 lb

  • 1 1/8 Cups – Milk (lukewarm) – 1 1/8 cups of milk is equivalent to 1 cup and 2 tablespoons of milk
  • 4 Tablespoons – Unsalted Butter (softened)
  • 3 Cups – Bread Flour
  • 1 Cup – Shredded Cheese
  • 1 Tablespoon – Light Brown Sugar
  • 1 Teaspoon – Italian Herbs Seasoning (optional)
  • 1 1/2 Teaspoons – Salt
  • 1 1/2 Teaspoons – Bread Machine Yeast

Sliced Bread Machine Cheese Bread

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Servings – 12 slices

  • Equipment used for this recipe – Measuring cup & spoons, flexible spatula, oven mitts, cooling rack… and of course, a bread machine!

Instructions – Bread Machine – Cheese Bread Recipe – 2 lb

  • Bread machine settings – 2 pound loaf, light color and “basic” bread setting.
  • Pour the milk into the bread pan and then add the other ingredients (including the cup of cheese). Place the bread machine yeast in last and the yeast should not touch the liquid (until the bread machine is turned on and the ingredients start to be mixed together).

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Tips – Cheese Bread Recipe for Bread Machine

  • The tips below are designed to help bread machine “novices” and those who haven’t touched their bread machine in years.
  • Don’t add too much shredded cheese to the top of the dough after the final kneading… or your bread top might become a sticky mess! Just a little sprinkle of cheese.
  • Use your family’s favorite cheese. I like to use a mixed cheese package for this cheese bread machine recipe because my family finds the taste of cheddar cheese too overpowering.
  • Blander cheeses are harder to taste in the finished bread. Strong flavored cheeses will stand out more. Just make sure to pick a strong flavored cheese that your family actually likes (i.e. extra sharp Cheddar). Some powerful cheeses (i.e. Limburger) are scary.
  • If you want to learn about the hundreds of different cheeses that you could use in this recipe, I would suggest that you read this Wikipedia article on various cheese types.
  • The main problem with using regular milk is that people tend to use cold refrigerated milk and this can slow the yeast growth. Try to use warm milk (or instant powdered milk mixed into warm water). However, you should also be aware that the milk/water should not be too hot because very hot milk/water can kill the yeast.
  • Optional – Consider using buttermilk instead of regular milk if you want to make an even “richer” tasting cheese bread. Our thanks to Margaret for this tip!
  • If you want to learn how to make a bread machine bread without the dreaded mixing paddle hole on the bottom of the bread, you should visit our buttery White Bread Recipe Instant Yeast page. It will show you how to make dough in a bread machine and then finish it in your oven.
  • If you have a problem with a bread machine recipe, please make sure that you are following the recipe exactly (i.e. using right bread machine settings), using the correct amount of an ingredient (i.e. accidentally adding a teaspoon when a tablespoon is called for), using the correct ingredients (i.e. bread machine yeast versus regular yeast or bread flour versus all purpose flour), etc. Don’t “wing” things or “eyeball” ingredient amounts when making recipes.
  • If you start substituting ingredients, you are experimenting and should not expect similar results to the recipe shown above. You can expect some successes but more potential disappointments when you start to experiment with recipes.
  • Be aware that some bread recipes may differ slightly between different types of bread machines. Therefore, please read your bread machine manufacturer’s instructions for basic bread recipes (i.e. white bread or whole wheat bread) as these are more likely to work on your individual bread machine.
  • If you haven’t used your bread machine in a long time, please buy some new bread machine yeast before making your bread. Old yeast can die or lose its potency and this will lead to bread that does not rise properly. Bread machine yeast may not be viable if it has been sitting in your pantry for years.
  • If you want to print out this recipe, please scroll down the page to our recipe widget “box”. You will find a “print recipe” button located right under the product image photo in this box. Click on that button in order to print out the basic recipe instructions.
  • Always wear oven mitts/gloves when dealing with a bread machine. The bread pan and the rest of the bread machine can get very hot during the baking process. This means that the bread pan and bread machine is likely to be very hot when you attempt to remove a baked good from the bread machine and/or bread pan.
  • Visit Bread Dad’s section on Bread Machine Recipes or Homemade Bread Recipes for more easy bread ideas.

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