How to Make Bread in a Bread Machine

Written by v. l. hamlin
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It is so easy to make bread in a bread machine, you will wish you had one sooner. The entire preparation takes only minutes and in just a few hours your home will be filled with the scent of homemade bread. Follow these simple steps.

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Things you need

  • 1 ½ cups warm water
  • 2 tbsp of oil
  • 2 tsp of salt
  • 2 tbsp of sugar
  • 4 cups of all purpose flour
  • 2 ¼ tsp or one packet of dry yeast

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  1. 1

    Pour the liquid ingredients into the bread machine pan.

  2. 2

    Add salt and sugar to the liquid.

  3. 3

    Pour flour over the liquid to form a mound.

  4. 4

    Add the yeast onto the top of the flour.

  5. 5

    Set the bread machine setting to "Regular" or "White Bread."

Tips and warnings

  • Add 1/4 cup of raisins and 1 tbsp of cinnamon to make raisin bread.
  • Include 1/4 cup of shredded cheese and 2 tsp of dried herbs for cheesy herb bread.
  • The bread pan is hot when removed from the machine. Use pot holders and care to ensure that you don't get burnt.

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