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Soft White Sandwich Bread Recipe For Bread Machine

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soft white sandwich bread from bread machineIf you own a bread machine, I’m sure you know that most bread machine bread recipes produce tough, dry and crumbly bread.  If you’ve tried the bread recipes that came in the bread machine instruction booklet, you have probably gotten extremely discouraged and put away your bread machine in the far corner of your bottom cabinet.Well, come on and take out your bread machine!  Yes, you can make a nice soft white sandwich bread at home with your bread machine if you follow my recipe!  It won’t produce the same texture as the preservative-filled “Wonderbread” in the plastic packages, but it WILL make a delicious soft bakery-style white bread.  This white sandwich bread is very easy to slice, doesn’t crumble and makes outstanding sandwiches!

Soft White Sandwich Bread Recipe For Bread Machine

Preparation time: 5 minute(s)

Ingredients For The Soft White Sandwich Bread Recipe For Bread Machine:

1 cup water
3 tbsp vegetable oil
3 cups flour
4 tbsp sugar
1 1/2 tsp salt
2 1/2 tsp dry yeast

Directions How To Make Soft White Sandwich Bread In A Bread Machine:

Warm the water in the microwave until it’s barely warm (NOT hot).   Pour the water in the bread machine.

Pour the oil in the bread machine.  Put the flour in the bread machine.

In one corner of the bread machine (on top of the flour) put the sugar.  In another corner, put the salt.  In another corner, but the yeast.

Set the bread machine menu to “Sandwich” option.  If you don’t have the “Sandwich” option, then use “White”.  Set the loaf size to 1 1/2 lb loaf.  Press the Start button, then come back in 3 hours to a hot loaf of homemade white soft sandwich bread 🙂  As a bonus, you’ll get to enjoy the delicious smell of homemade bread all over your house!

To slice the bread, use a large serrated knife (the one with the jagged edges).

Here’s the picture of the slices of this bread – see how perfect they are, they don’t crumble:

homemade white sandwich bread slices

Here’s the slice of this homemade white sandwich bread in my hand:

a slice of homemade soft white sandwich bread

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91 replies
  1. yummychunklet
    yummychunklet says:

    What fantastic looking bread! I don’t know if I’m ready for a bread machine, but this looks tasty. Thanks for commenting on my blog. I’ve added yours to my Google Reader and look forward to reading your future posts.

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  2. Victor @ Random Cuisine
    Victor @ Random Cuisine says:

    I tend to minimize the number of gadgets in the house. I cook in a very tight kitchen. The bread does look great!

    For the compote question, since I’m French canadian, compote is considered as a dessert which is flavored with vanilla, cinnamon, orange or lemon peel… The difference is very small to applesauce which is not flavored. Hope it helps 🙂

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  3. Connel
    Connel says:

    Nice recipe! 🙂

    I love homemade/breadmachine made bread and my kids prefer it much more than supermarket bread, which I try to only buy in an absolute emergency.

    I have a recipe/guide on my site for the rapid bake loaf for Panasonic Bread Machines which gives nice results.

    Nice site btw – like the theme, looks kinda familiar 🙂

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  4. Melanie Mendelson
    Melanie Mendelson says:

    I used both regular and “better for bread” flour and didn’t notice much difference in the bread.

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  5. Sridevi Ravi
    Sridevi Ravi says:

    Hi Melanie,
    I was one depressed soul after my bread making attempts failed and was planning to give the machine the bottom cabinet status. Then I landed on your blog and many thanks to you…I made an almost perfect bread. I would like be post it on my blog soon with your permission to use the same ingredients. Thank you so much for saving my bread maker from a tragic end and for the lovely bread we enjoyed.
    Sridevi Ravi

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  6. Melanie Mendelson
    Melanie Mendelson says:

    Sridevi,
    I’m happy that you liked my bread recipe! You can post it on your blog, as long as you mention the source of the recipe and the link to my website.
    Melanie

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  7. Jennifer
    Jennifer says:

    This recipe is amazing! It delivers. I did add a little more salt about 2 1/2 instead of 1 1/2 and I used olive oil because I was out of veggie oil. Thanks for posting this because this is about the best slice of bread I have ever made. 🙂

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  8. Maddie
    Maddie says:

    How long did you bake it in your bread maker for, and what loaf size (i.e. 1.5lb, 2 lb, 3 lb)? I followed the recipe and baked it as a 1.5lb but it came out fairly doughy (no complaints) but fell apart in the middle. I love the taste and the texture though so I wonder if you have any suggestions? Thanks!

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  9. Melanie Mendelson
    Melanie Mendelson says:

    Hi Maddie,
    I bake it on 1.5 lb setting, but don’t remember how long it bakes for. If your bread maker has a “Sandwich” option, use that. If not, maybe try the 2 lb setting with the “Light” crust setting – see if that makes a difference. If you do try it this way, please post your results 🙂
    Melanie

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  10. Maddie
    Maddie says:

    Your suggestions worked wonders! The bread is just as amazing!
    So, to sum up for people who don’t have the “sandwich” option on your machine:
    2.0 lb size on white setting, light crust!
    🙂 Thanks!

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  11. morgana
    morgana says:

    Delicious bread, just what we have been looking for. If I wanted to do a mix of bread flour and bread whole wheat flour do I just substitute 1 cup or will I need to adjust other ingredients? Also my bread was a little to airy, my kids said their sandwiches didn’t stay together well, any suggestions for that? Thank you for sharing!

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  12. Melanie Mendelson
    Melanie Mendelson says:

    Hi Morgana,
    Just use 1 cup of whole wheat flour and 2 cups of white.
    Try doing what Maddie did – bake on 2 lb settings with “Light Crust” option.
    Melanie

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  13. Iris
    Iris says:

    This recipe is so holy cow good! I just made the dough in the machine then took it out and cut the dough into small pieces. I rolled them into balls and put them on a greased cookie sheet and baked them for 30 minutes. It made THE BEST sandwich buns!! Making a loaf today since the husband said he’d like to have it loaf-like too. Thank you so much for this delicious recipe!

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  14. anissa foshay
    anissa foshay says:

    This is the best bread I Have ever made in my bread machine I was looking for a bread that my very picky 8 yr. old would eat and I think I have found it thanks so much. So glad I have found your site. I am going to try your oatmeal bread next.

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  15. Iris
    Iris says:

    Hi Melanie!

    I’m at it again. LOL Made your soft sandwich bread dough in my machine. Took it out when the “dough” cycle was done. Cut the dough into about 4 inch pieces, rolled them into long rectangles. Made a spread of butter and brown sugar. Spread that on the rolled out dough. Some of these I put chopped nuts on, some just cinnamon, and some I used the brown sugar spread with some home made peach preserves cinnamon and a few nuts. I rolled up the dough lengthwise and curlled it into a roll (like a cinnamon roll). In muffin tins I buttered the sides then put in a small amount of the butter brown sugar mixture and then placed the curled roll in the tin. Baked at 35 for about 15 minutes. Made a simple powdered sugar glaze and glazed them when cooled. These are without a doubt the best sweet rolls I ever ate. Thankyou again for posting this recipe. Oh, by the way, we made your pizza dough too and made 2 calzones with it…. YUM! You are awesome!

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  16. Janelle
    Janelle says:

    I love how easy it is to use my bread machine, but the bread it produces just isn’t great for sandwiches so even after investing a lot of $$ in a bread machine, I’ve been forced to buy bread from the supermarket. I was SO thrilled when I found your recipe. My bread machine does not have a Sandwich setting, so I used the 2# loaf with light crust setting that was suggested and it came out so soft and delicious. No more preservative/junk filled supermarket bread for us! Yay!

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  17. Melanie Mendelson
    Melanie Mendelson says:

    Thanks, Janelle! Homemade bread is so much better than the supermarket, especially when it’s still warm!

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  18. Audreyu8
    Audreyu8 says:

    Thank you so very much for your soft bread recipe. I have been on the search for this for the longest time! I substituted the vegetable oil to olive oil and measured the ingredients for a 1 pound loaf. It came out amazing and we just finished a great picnic (with my traditional home-made coconut jam) at home on a Saturday Rainy afternoon. Thanks again Melanie!

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  19. Melanie Mendelson
    Melanie Mendelson says:

    Thanks, Audrey! I’m glad you liked this soft bread recipe, and the home-made coconut ham sounds really delicious!

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  20. Farzana
    Farzana says:

    Thanks for sharing! I will try to make this sometime this week! Only thing is, I wish my bread machine produced loaves that are even in color. Tops of my loaf are always like 2 shades lighter 🙁 May I ask what kind of bread machine you have?

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  21. Courtney
    Courtney says:

    Thank you for this great- finally first time successful bread machine bread recipe! I tried your 1cup whole wheat, 2 cups white flour and that worked really well. How can I add nuts or seeds or oats or something interesting? Thanks!

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  22. Melanie Mendelson
    Melanie Mendelson says:

    Hi Courtney,
    You can add nuts or seeds, but not the oats. The oats will soak up the liquid and will mess up the recipe.
    Bread machines usually make the beeping sound after it mixes the dough the first time, and that beeping sound means you can now add nuts or seeds. To add nuts or seeds to the bread, just throw a handful of them in the bread machine.
    Consult your bread machine manual to see if it has the beeping sound for nuts. If the bread machine doesn’t have this feature, just add nuts and seeds right away, along with all the other bread ingredients.
    Melanie

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  23. Tricia
    Tricia says:

    We are having money problems so I have to use what I have on hand. One of those things is my bread machine. I just pushed start. I am excited for the results. BTW, I am totally going to use your recipes (pizza dough, pita bread, etc.) Thanks for a great site.
    Tricia D.

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  24. Melanie Mendelson
    Melanie Mendelson says:

    You are welcome, Tricia! Yes, cooking with what you have on hand is a great way to save money! I could probably last for the whole month cooking with the stuff I already have in my pantry and freezer 🙂
    Melanie

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  25. Louise Taylor
    Louise Taylor says:

    This is the best white bread recipe I have found. With the problems that are happening over here in Cyprus now the bread machine came down from the shelve. Unfortunately it only does the making of the dough but fuses all the electrics when it bakes. So this recipe is being used to make white rolls. They are fantastic, look like they come from the bakers but taste 100 times better. I use our own olive oil from our olive trees and Lidl’s type 550 wheat flour and I cannot believe how lovely are. Very grateful for this recipe. Thank you for sharing.

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  26. Amy
    Amy says:

    This was such a good recipe. I had no vegetable oil, so I used canola and it turned out so soft and good. The best loaf for sandwiches I have made. Anyone know of a good soft wheat bread recipe?

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  27. Helen
    Helen says:

    Hi Melanie,
    I came across your site while looking for a tabouleh recipe on pinterest, and WOW I struck gold! So far I have made the tabouleh and tomorrow will be making hummus, pita bread and next week the bread machine bread. Wish I’d found you a long time ago. Thanks for all the wonderful recipes.

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  28. Courtney
    Courtney says:

    Hi!
    For some reason my bread is turning out more dense than it did before- less and smaller air pockets- and the crust comes out kind of bulbous and odd shaped rather than smooth and round. It’s strange because I used your recipe last month and it worked great- any idea what I’m doing wrong?
    I’m using 1c whole wheat, 2c white, and olive oil as my oil. And I keep my yeast in the fridge.
    Thanks! Courtney

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  29. April
    April says:

    Thank you, thank you, thank you! I was about to give up on my bread machine until I tried your recipe. I made the dough in the bread machine and then baked it in my oven. It came out perfect! Light and fluffy and better than any store bought bread I have ever tasted. Thank you so much!

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  30. Melanie Mendelson
    Melanie Mendelson says:

    Hi Courtney,
    The most likely cause of the bread not rising properly is the yeast – maybe it’s gone bad. Before making the bread again, “proof” the yeast – dissolve 1 tsp of sugar in 1/4 cup warm water, then sprinkle 1 tsp of yeast on top. Leave for 10 minutes, then check back – the yeast should foam. If it doesn’t foam, you need to buy new yeast.
    If it’s not the yeast, try reducing the amount of salt to 1 tsp, or using only the white flour. It could be also be the humidity changes in the air that affect the bread too.
    If you ever figure out the solution, please post back and let us know 🙂
    Melanie

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  31. Daphne
    Daphne says:

    Hi, I hope you answer quickly, I have all my ingredients in the bread machine except the yeast. I have bread machine yeast, how much of that woiuld you use? I also have RED Star Yeast(not sure if that is Dry Yeast?)

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  32. Maryann
    Maryann says:

    I tried your recipe and it was amazing. Thank you so much! I even baked it on the grill because my breadmachine broke. LOL. I just put it in the pan as normal, turned on the two outer burners to high, and put it on the highest part of the grill. Turned out perfectly.

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  33. Maryann
    Maryann says:

    Hi! Just wanted to add an update to my earlier feedback. This is the only non-fruit bread my picky teen has asked me to make. She loves it and has asked for it instead of store bread. This is the only recipe she’s *ever* done that for and I’ve tried a lot of them.

    Thank you so much!

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  34. Leo
    Leo says:

    I just wanted to thank you for sharing this. Needless to say it turned out great! I wanted a smaller bread for just the two of you so I just made half of the recipe above and it turned out great on 1lb. setting.

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  35. Joice
    Joice says:

    Thanks so much, Melanie. I planned to sell my bread machine because the first time I used it I got a weird-shaped hard bread. Fortunately I found your blog and this amazing recipe. I made one today and it turned so good. My picky little daughter ate 4 slices with peanut butter and jam. Again, thanks so much. Be blessed!

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  36. Megala Jothi
    Megala Jothi says:

    Hi Melanie,

    I found out your bread recipe is simple. As a first time user of bread baking machine, I am nervous. But I will try the recipe and let you know the results.

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  37. Leah
    Leah says:

    I just made a loaf of this last night. The texture is absolutely perfect! It is a bit too sweet for my preferences so I will cut back on the sugar next time. I think it’d work well as-is for french toast, since it’s kind of sweet, but for sandwiches (other than maybe pb&j since that’s kind of sweet too) or garlic bread etc. I think a bit less sugar will be better for my own tastes. It’s definitely great bread though, and I am sure we will be making it regularly! Thanks so much for sharing it! =)

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  38. Sarah
    Sarah says:

    I have just ordered a 1 pound bread machine which will arrive tomorrow. I would like to make your recipe but since I have ZERO experience I wonder if you could help me make the appropriate conversions to the ingredients list. I am afraid I won’t get the amounts right.
    Thanks in advance for your help! 🙂

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  39. Joanne
    Joanne says:

    Hi Melanie, thanks for the instructions! finally, i an able to get some decent bread from my breadmaker machine! i tried several methods before and this worked better…not sure if its due to the separation of the salt,sugar and yeast or is it due to the different flour i used or the warm water…but stilll wanna thank you for sharing!

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  40. Irene
    Irene says:

    Hi Melanie,

    I am kind of discouraged by many failed attempts on other recipes. Having read through so many great reviews of your recipe, I would really like to try out on my machine once again. However, my machine does not come with pound setting. It only has 500g, 750g, 1kg for the size of loaf. Appreciate if you advise how I can advise your ingredients to fit the weight setting I have in my bread machine.

    Thanks
    Irene

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  41. Irene
    Irene says:

    Hi Melanie,

    Thanks for the great recipe and tips. This is the first successful bread that I have ever made from my bread machine. Crust is soft and not crumbly. Bread is also soft and tasty. Thumbs up. My family loves it!

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  42. April
    April says:

    This is legitimately some of the best bread I’ve ever eaten. I had to laugh at your description of what it’s like to have a bread machine because the back of the bottom cabinet was EXACTLY where mine was lurking. This bread is soft, chewy, and utterly delicious. I’m curious how it will turn out with different flour types, but I’m happy to know that I can make great bread at home.

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  43. Michelle kvamme
    Michelle kvamme says:

    Hi I like this recipe because I’m looking for white sandwich bread for my son’s lunches. Problem is he has a yeast allergy. Any suggestions on how to make the bread with maybe baking powder and baking soda instead of yeast. Thanks for any help. -michelle

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  44. Robert Kempson
    Robert Kempson says:

    Hi
    Have used this recipe three times, first time perfect but the next two were what I would call dence. Could you please help.
    Have used identical ingredients for all three.

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  45. Barbara
    Barbara says:

    I just got a bread maker yesterday for my birthday. I’m making this recipe as I’m writing this. So far, so good. Will let you know how it turns out. Thanks for the recipe.

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  46. Wendy Dalton
    Wendy Dalton says:

    I made this bread recently and the flavor is beautiful. A great texture. This will be a go to recipe for my family. Thank you.

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  47. kimberlee
    kimberlee says:

    This recipe was a success, thank you so much for such an easy and perfect sandwich bread. I forgot to follow my manual and threw in the ingredients in your order and it still came out great. I am always leery of new bread machine recipes, what a relief we had bread for lunch today! 🙂

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  48. Leilani
    Leilani says:

    My husband and I love this bread! My husband loves this recipe above all the other ones I make in our bread machine. We use this recipe all the time. Awesome!

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  49. Lizzie Ater
    Lizzie Ater says:

    I was hoping to try this but my machine doesn’t have a sand which or white setting….it also does not have a size setting so I am not sure how to try it. Would a basic setting work?

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  50. Dana H
    Dana H says:

    This recipe is exactly what I was looking for to make sandwiches for my husband’s lunch! My only substitutions are that I use one cup of milk instead of the water and 3 tablespoons butter instead of oil and 2 Tablespoons and 1 1/2 teaspoons of sugar since it is a little on the sweet side. The bread comes out so soft and fluffy, soft crust and just all-around delicious! Thanks so much for the recipe!

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  51. Heidi
    Heidi says:

    I was wondering if anyone has taken it out after the rising and used this recipe for rolls, or maybe hamburger buns? I made this yesterday for the first time and it was wonderful for our French toast dinner! I think I will use the leftovers tonight for garlic bread!

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  52. theperfectloafofbread
    theperfectloafofbread says:

    Okay, I had to leave you a comment. This bread is so perfect in every way. It’s 1000% times better than the recipe that came with my bread machine for white bread. Oh my gosh. Your bread recipe yielded me a loaf exactly like the ones that come out of the grocery store sans the preservatives and chemicals. I can’t thank you enough for sharing a recipe that actually works. It was wonder-bread soft. I mean it was fall-over soft. I cut a piece and it fell over perfectly as I continued to slice. Oh oh oh my gosh. I just love it. It’s the first loaf I ever made that came out right and that I also finished in less than 3 days. Some of it was for french toast and the rest I made sandwiches out of. I never have to buy bread out of a grocery store again. You are a lifesaver and although I do not have kids of my own, I have nieces and nephews and now feel good that my homemade bread will be create a lifetime of memories. This recipe is officially a family heirloom for me. Peace and blessings!

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  53. theperfectloafofbread
    theperfectloafofbread says:

    Oh yeah, I forgot to mention that I have a different bread machine than yours but it works the same no matter which make and model you have. Just set it on the 1.5 setting on basic white with a light crust. Magic, pure magic…

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  54. Karen Turner
    Karen Turner says:

    At last ! had a bread machine quite awhile , been making Homemade Bread but the only ones that are eating it is myself and the birds , but since I found your recipe the rest of the family are all enjoying it . My savour it healthy good homemade bread 🙂

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  55. Renee
    Renee says:

    Hi! I am exciting about trying this recipe because the crust on the bread I make is usually hard and the bread is crumbly. Do you use all purpose flour or bread flour?
    Thank you!
    Renee

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  56. Vivienne
    Vivienne says:

    I hardly ever make a comment on recipes but this one is worth my time! This bread recipe is AMAZING!! I finally have good homemade bread from the bread-maker that my kids will eat! THANK YOU!

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  57. Neil Caldwell
    Neil Caldwell says:

    My dad used to make bread in a bread machine for us before he and my mom moved out of state a few months ago. During their move I took one of two bread machines he had. I started missing the homemade bread and the smell of it lingering around the house, almost immediately. I Google searched about a dozen recipes after not finding Anything specific for my newly acquired DAK model FAB 100. Needless to say, this recipe was one of the dozen saved to bookmarks. After about a month I decided to give it a try because “What could possibly go wrong” is all that I could come up with and decided to use this as my first ever experience in bread making. The answer to that question about 3 hours later was “Nothing”. The bread that I am eating right now, right out of the machine, is fluffy, soft, cooked all the way through with a great light crust, and is so perfect that I had to leave a comment and say Thank You, Melanie! The kids will absolutely love this bread in the morning and I’ll be making more for dinner.

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  58. Kimberly
    Kimberly says:

    Hi! This makes amazing bread.. best I ever tasted in the bread machine! I tried to experiment and use 1/2 whole wheat flour and 1/2 regular flour but it was not as fluffy. Do you have any adjustments I could try?

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  59. Anna
    Anna says:

    I was skeptical about the recipe for two reasons: 1) I do not have a “sandwich” setting; 2) My bread machine manual has me add all of the ingredients except yeast before the flour, with the yeast going on top. The manual implies that the order of ingredients is critical. I thought that I would try it anyway. I like my regular white bread recipe, but was looking for something less dense. I haven’t cut into it yet, but it looks, feels, and smells AMAZING! My two young sons love my fresh bread. I look forward to serving it to them for breakfast tomorrow morning.

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