How to Make Bread

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Baking homemade bread doesn't have to mean spending hours in the kitchen. Making bread is very simple if you own a bread maker and use standard bread maker mixes. You can find mixes in many different flavors and can add things such as fruit, vegetables and nuts to make tasty muffins and dessert breads.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • Bread maker
  • Bread mix

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    Purchase a bread maker from This website is an all-inclusive site dedicated to making bread. You can purchase brand name bread makers and other kitchen appliances at discount prices. offers free shipping on bread makers with a minimum purchase.

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    Buy bread mixes. On you can choose from a variety of different types of bread mixes for your bread maker, including mix for wheat bread, white bread, whole grain bread, fruit and nut bread and muffins. You can also find bread maker mixes at your local grocery store. Purchase mixes that are specifically for use in bread makers.

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    Make your own bread maker mixes from the recipes on Here you will find recipes for traditional white bread mix and potato bread mix. You can also purchase a booklet of more recipes for bread maker mixes.

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    Mix your bread mix according to the instructions on the package. The process varies from brand to brand, but mixing bread mix is very simple and shouldn't take much time.

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    Put the dough into your bread maker, following the instructions included with the bread maker. Close the lid and set the timer as indicated.

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    Turn off the bread maker when the timer goes off and allow the bread to cool slightly before slicing.

Tips and warnings

  • Purchase a bread maker with a warm setting so that your bread stays piping hot.
  • Do not open the bread maker while the bread is baking.

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