White Bread Machine Bread

5 from 7 votes
Servings: 1 loaf
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 4 hours
Total Time: 4 hours 5 minutes
A homemade bread that will replace any store-bought any day. Only 5 ingredients.


  • 4 1/2 cups all-purpose flour (I use Bob's Red Mill)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 3/4 cups cold water (410 ml)
  • 1 teaspoon instant dry yeast


  1. Don’t plug in your bread machine yet. Place 4 1/2 cups all-purpose flour into the bread machine basket. Then continue adding the rest ingredients: 1 teaspoon salt, 1 tablespoon oil and lastly 1 3/4 cups (410 ml) cold water. Put 1 teaspoon instant yeast into yeast hole. (If your bread machine doesn’t have a separate hole for yeast then just add into the basket with the rest of ingredients). Plug the bread machine in, set to XL (in size), Basic bread and Medium (in color) – this would take 4 hours.

  2. When your bread is done, leave it in for 10-15 minutes so that when you take it out, the little butterfly at the bottom of the basket comes off by itself when you flip the bread out. Wrap bread in food wrap and cover with a towel until it cools so that it stays soft. You can slice into pieces and put into Ziploc to refrigerate and enjoy for up to a week.

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