Bread Machine Country White Bread

Basic Country White Bread, Bread Machine
Country White Bread. Recipe and Photo: Diana Rattray
  • 2 hrs 10 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins,
  • Cook: 2 hrs
  • Yield: 1 loaf (8 servings)
Ratings (18)

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. 

What You'll Need

  • 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

How to Make It

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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Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
Calories 122
Total Fat 5 g
Saturated Fat 1 g
Unsaturated Fat 3 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 394 mg
Carbohydrates 17 g
Dietary Fiber 2 g
Protein 2 g
(The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)