Bread Machine Mix

Homemade white bread
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  • Total: 10 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Yield: 1 loaf (10 servings)
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
65 Calories
3g Fat
9g Carbs
1g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1 loaf (10 servings)
Amount per serving
Calories 65
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3g 4%
Saturated Fat 0g 2%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 492mg 21%
Total Carbohydrate 9g 3%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Protein 1g
Calcium 24mg 2%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Bread machines make having fresh, homemade bread a daily possibility. Rather than spending hours in your kitchen mixing, kneading, rising, punching down, shaping, rising again, and baking (phew), you can set your bread machine and forget it. The gadget mixes, kneads, bakes, and times everything perfectly based on the adjustable settings. The only thing that can make using a bread machine any easier is starting with a bread mix.

Bread machine mixes can be purchased at a number of grocery and specialty stores, but you'll pay for the convenience. The simple mixes of dry ingredients cost more than combining the dry ingredients yourself, and it only takes a few short minutes while saving you time and energy. Quickly assemble a baking mix or two, seal in jars, and store in a cool place until you're ready to bake. You'll be glad you did when it's bread making time.

This bread mix makes a classic white sandwich loaf with a dense but light crumb. It's perfect for toast, sandwiches, or just snacking. It'll blow store-bought white bread loaf out of the water, and will stay fresh for a few days when stored properly. Extra bread can be frozen for later use.

It's important to read the instructions that come with your bread machine before using. Heed any warnings and follow any and all guidelines for the best results. You can also make a wide range of doughy recipes with a bread machine, including rolls, pizza dough, and cinnamon rolls.

Ingredients

  • For Mix:
  • 3 cups bread flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon nonfat dry milk powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons yeast (active dry)
  • For Baking:
  • 1 1/4 cups water (warm)
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil

Steps to Make It

  1. In a large bowl, mix the bread flour, sugar, milk powder, and salt until combined. Carefully pour into a one-quart jar with screw top lid.

  2. Put the yeast in a very small zip-top plastic bag and set it on top of the flour mixture inside the jar. Screw the lid on tight. Label and store in a cool, dry place until ready to bake.

  3. When you're ready to bake the bread, pour the warm water and vegetable oil in the bottom of the bread pan of your bread machine. Place the dry ingredients from the jar on top of the wet ingredients, reserving the yeast for last. Follow the directions from your bread machine manufacturer when adding the yeast. Select white/light crust color on your bread machine.

  4. Remove the finished bread from the pan after the baking cycle is complete and cool on a wire rack for 1 hour before slicing.