1. Weigh your flour; or measure it by gently spooning it into a cup, then sweeping off any excess. Place the flour and rest of the ingredients into the pan of your bread machine in the order recommended by the manufacturer.

  2. Program for white or basic bread, light setting, and press Start.

  3. Check the dough's consistency about 7 minutes after the kneading cycle begins, adding additional water or flour to form a smooth, soft ball of dough.

  4. Allow the machine to complete its cycle.

  5. Remove the bread when it's done, and let cool completely before slicing.

Tips from our Bakers

  • While this recipe is written for the bread machine, feel free to make it as you would any yeast bread. Let the kneaded dough rise in the bowl, then shape a loaf and let it rise again in a 9" x 5" pan. Bake the bread a preheated 350°F oven for 35 to 40 minutes, or until it's golden brown and tests done.