top of page
  • Writer's pictureHolly

White Bread

Updated: Nov 2, 2023

Fresh white bread on a cutting board with 2 slices, showing fluffy texture interior.
Fresh Baked White Bread

Fluffy, tender, classic white bread, made easy using your bread machine to proof and knead the dough for you. Super easy to make and delicious. Over the years I have made many loaves of bread directly in my bread machine. I find that they come out okay but not great. Usually very dense and way too much crust. Now, I still utilize my bread machine to do the proofing process for me, but once the dough is complete, I bake it in the oven to get that perfect texture, shape, and taste you look for in a fresh baked bread. If you don't have a bread machine... you should get one! I use it frequently to save me time when making a variety of doughs, such as bread, pizza dough or cinnamon buns.

Check out the full video on my you tube channel


Diagram of white bread dough after bread machine then 2nd proof. Shown in 2 bread tins with plastic wrap on top in a toaster oven
White bread 1st, And 2nd Proof

1 1/2 Cups Warm Water

3 Tbsp Butter

1 Tbsp Honey

1 1/4 Tsp Salt

1 Tbsp Veg Oil

1/4 Tsp Vinegar in 2 Tbsp Milk

4 Cups AP Flour

2 Tsp Bread Machine Yeast

Makes 2 loaves


- Add vinegar to milk and let sit while you prepare the other ingredients

- Add remaining ingredients to your bread machine in the order written above.

- Add buttermilk (vinegar and milk)

dough in bread pans pre and post proofing and after baking
Stages in Making White Bread

- Start the "dough" cycle on the bread machine

- Clean up while you wait

- Remove dough once complete, and turn out onto a lightly floured and clean surface.

- Divide into two even parts.

- Flatten into a square shape using your hands, then fold into a rectangle. Then fold both left and right sides in. Flip the seem to the bottom and gently roll the dough into a wide cylindrical shape. View my video to see how I did it.

- Place into a greased bread tin. Cover with plastic wrap and place in a warm spot for 30 to 60 minutes. The dough will double in size.

TIP if you have a toaster over, warm it slightly then turn off the heat. Place your dough in there to proof.

- Preheat your oven to 375F for at least 30 minutes before you are ready to bake the bread.

- Once dough is proofed to double its size, place in the oven and bake for 45 minutes.

- It is done when it feel hard on top and when tapped sounds hollow.

Optional: brush the top of each loaf with egg wash or vegetable oil/melted butter.

- Remove from the oven and allow to sit in the pans for 10 minutes before removing to a cooling rack.

- Once completely cooled, slice and enjoy.

2 Loaves of baked white bread on cooling rack
Homemade White Bread

Whether it's Sweet or Savoury, let it be made with love!

Recent Posts

See All


bottom of page