This simple bread machine white bread recipe comes through with a pleasant, chewy texture. It's delicious as toast for breakfast or use it to make great sandwiches, grilled or not. I was trying to get something similar to a shepherd's bread or peasant bread when I made this loaf. This white bread loaf doesn't have many air holes or bubbles, but the flavor and chewiness are wonderful.
I make this bread on my rapid, or quick cycle, but it could be made on the regular cycle with, a little less yeast - about 2 teaspoons.
- 1 1/2 cups water, lukewarm
- 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 cup bread flour
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 2 1/2 teaspoons bread machine yeast (rapid or instant)
- 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon olive oil
- 1 1/2 teaspoons sugar
- 1 teaspoon salt
Add all of the ingredients to your bread machine pan in the order recommended by your bread machine manufacturer.
Use the quick or rapid setting and medium crust; push start.
Turn the bread out onto a rack to cool.
Slice and enjoy!
Makes 1 loaf.
Tip: When your bread machine has been kneading for a few minutes, check the dough. If it seems too stiff, add a little bit of water and continue checking until it seems soft enough.
If too wet, add more flour in small amounts until it seems to be soft yet not sticky.
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