Luscious Bread Machine White Bread Recipe | CDKitchen (2024)

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This bread is soft, fluffy, and has a just-right level of sweetness. It's also super easy to make, so you can enjoy a delicious loaf any time you like.

Luscious Bread Machine White Bread Recipe | CDKitchen (1)


ready in:

1-2 hrs

30 reviews


1 cup milk, warmed
1 1/2 eggs, at room temperature
2 1/2 tablespoons butter, softened
1/4 cup sugar
3/4 teaspoon salt
3 cups bread flour
2 1/2 teaspoons dry active yeast


Combine all the ingredients in the bread machine according to the manufacturer's directions.

Use the basic or white bread setting. Adjust the crust setting to "light".

When baked, let the bread cool in the pan for 2-3 minutes then remove from the pan to a wire rack to cool completely before slicing. Store in an airtight container.

common recipe questions

Can I use all-purpose or whole wheat flour?

Bread flour will give you the best results in this recipe. You can substitute all-purpose for the bread flour but the texture will change. You can substitute up to half of the bread flour with whole wheat (again, the texture will change). We do not recommend using all whole wheat in this recipe.

The recipe calls for 1 1/2 eggs. How do I measure that? Can't I just use 1 or 2 eggs instead?

The easiest way to measure is to beat the eggs and remove about 1 1/2 tablespoons of egg (one large egg is approximately 3.25 tablespoons). It is an odd measurement, but it makes a difference in the recipe if it is measured correctly vs using more or less egg.

nutrition data

123 calories, 3 grams fat, 20 grams carbohydrates, 4 grams protein per slice. This recipe is low in sodium. This recipe is low in fat.

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reviews & comments

  1. danno REVIEW:
    July 31, 2022

    The measurement of the egg is indeed a bit weird but it's 100% right because the recipe turns out amazing!! This is the best white bread recipe I've made. Not sure how the other reviewer thought this was like a quick bread. It's not. It's not wonder bread either but if that's what you are looking for you shouldn't be baking. This is a "real" bread!!!

  2. bexster REVIEW:
    October 26, 2021

    I don't understand all the good reviews. I made this twice in a row yesterday; first time was a total fail following the directions exactly (sides and top rose like a thin shell but inside there was a huge gap, it only rose halfway), second time after alterations (cold milk, cold butter, 1/4 t less yeast, 1 t salt) it worked but it's weird. Both breads are like cake, or like quick bread texture, just really weird and not bread-like at all. It tastes dull. The egg and a half measurement is wasteful, difficult, and surely the reason this is like quick bread and not white bread. I am just not seeing it here. I won't be making this again unfortunately and am upset for having wasted so many ingredients.

  3. Fl2527 REVIEW:
    April 4, 2021

    This is the best bread I’ve made in my new machine. Tastes like Challah and my husband loved it. The only problem I had was the size of the loaf, as it was too big for the pan. Is there an adjustment in the recipe or loaf size to help with this?

  4. ericdrob REVIEW:
    December 16, 2020

    I registered just so I could post a review! I made a lot of bread, and this is by far our go to recipe. It's perfect. I'm a pizza maker, so I always have a lot of great OO flour on hand, which has just slightly more protein content than bread flour and it is PERFECT. Thank you! At first when I saw the mass of wet dough in the bread machine I thought - oh man, this isn't going to be good - then it ended up being the best bread that machine has ever baked!

  5. Slovenska REVIEW:
    September 26, 2020

    I used the 1 lb recipe in my 2 lb Cuisinart bread making machine and it came up high. The bread is light and fluffy, but a maybe a little too light in my opinion. I prefer a denser bread that can withstand being sliced and spread on. Taste was just okay. It isn't bad, but it just doesn't do much for the palate. It's like eating air.

  6. Nancy REVIEW:
    September 15, 2020

    I love this recipe, its the only one I use. I make the dough in the machine, then punch down let it rest for 10 min. Then I shape half into rolls and then a loaf or I make 4 small loafs in mini pans and give to my friends. They all love it. I dont use store bought bread anymore. Thank you!

  7. Susan Brown REVIEW:
    September 12, 2020

    Delicious!! I wish I would have set it at 1 lb not 1.5, but now I know. The top exploded over a bunch and I had to cut it off. Really good taste. This will be my new go to recipe.

  8. Darren Stemmerman REVIEW:
    August 23, 2020

    May have been my fault, as I put the warm milk, yeast and sugar in to the bread machine and let activate for 10 mins first. My dough proofed and spilled down the edges of the container in to the cooking vessel. It was a huge mess. Made a 1.5lb loaf in a 2lb machine. Not sure what happened.

  9. Natalie REVIEW:
    July 31, 2020

    Bread came out beautifully! The 1 1/2 lb recipe was perfectly sized for my 2lb machine. Couldn’t resist a small taste test and it’s perfect warm with some butter. Can’t wait to try with sandwiches tomorrow.

  10. Guest Foodie REVIEW:
    July 28, 2020

    Very delicious, came out perfect, light airy, soft yumminess!! Doesn’t last more than a day in this house!!

  11. KrisMarief REVIEW:
    June 12, 2020

    Easy to make. I followed the recipe but added approx. a tablespoon of honey. I was going to do a 2 lb loaf but at the last minute I changed my mind, which thank goodness-the 1 1/2 loaf was almost too big for the machine! Definitely a keeper! As a tip-if you have a machine that can do a 2 lb, try the 1 1/2 lb first, just to make sure.

  12. Guest Foodie REVIEW:
    June 8, 2020

    I followed the recipe, except for half a cup of whole wheat flour ... the dough was very wet, I added another half cup of whole wheat flour and it was wonderful ... my husband said it is the best and softest bread I've ever made! 😍🥰🤩

  13. Lucille ann REVIEW:
    June 7, 2020

    Made this for the first time. Bread came out soft and just like store bought bread. Love that when toasted it didn't get crusty. Was perfect. This is my new and only go to recipe for bread and rolls

  14. Susanne REVIEW:
    May 23, 2020

    This bread is absolutely amazing! Best bread I’ve ever had!!!!! 🙏🙏🙏

  15. Britto REVIEW:
    May 16, 2020

    Used my machine to make the dough, punched it down and let it sit for 20 mins then formed half of it into a round pan of dinner rolls and the other half for toutons (pan fried). Excellent recipe! Also I used all purpose flour because that’s what I had on hand.

  16. Nancy REVIEW:
    April 23, 2020

    I made this today and it is soft and delicious. I made the dough in the bread machine and then made into a loaf and let rise for 30 min and baked at 375 for 25 min. Very good, will be making again. Thanks for the recipe.

  17. Aimee REVIEW:
    April 20, 2020

    Just purchased a bread machine a month ago. This is the best recipe we have tried. I had to use regular flour because I have not been able to find bread flour anywhere.

  18. Guest Foodie REVIEW:
    April 14, 2020

    Best bread I've ever made in my bread machine!! So happy that I finally found one that works! Thanks for sharing!!

  19. Anne R. REVIEW:
    March 29, 2020

    I've made this recipe twice, the first time I made it just as it is. The second time I replaced a cup of white flour with one cup of multigrain flour. The bread turned out perfectly both times. Much better than the recipe that came with my bread machine!

  20. Nan March 27, 2020

    How do you measure 1 1/2 eggs?

    • CDKitchen Staff Reply:

      The easiest way is to beat the eggs and remove about 1 1/2 tablespoons of egg (one large egg is approximately 3.25 tablespoons). It is an odd measurement but it makes a difference in the recipe if it is measured correctly vs using more or less egg.

  21. KenLowery March 23, 2020

    can i use regular all purpose flour instead of bread flour for this recipe

    • CDKitchen Staff Reply:

      Yes, the texture will be a little different but it should work fine. Bread flour has a little more rise to it.

  22. KenM1 REVIEW:
    March 5, 2019

    Finally a recipe that makes a decent loaf of bread in my Black and Decker 2250 I used the 1lb recipe thx to the comments above and watched it carefully taking it out when it looked done.

  23. LeeAnn REVIEW:
    December 28, 2018

    Oh! My! Oh! My! This is a great tasting bread. I'm new at making bread and using a bread machine. I used the machine to kneed the dough and for the 1st & 2nd rise. took it out when time and put it into baking pan. let it sit for 15 min then baked it in the oven. Beautiful.

  24. Wadagoducks REVIEW:
    November 4, 2018

    This is my go-to bread recipe. I cut the salt down to 1/4 teaspoon and reduced the yeast to 2 teaspoons. I use my bread machine’s dough cycle and remove it when it’s about double in size, put into a pan and let it rest about 20 minutes and then bake it at 375. It comes out perfect every time. It has a fine, moist texture and perfect consistency.

    January 3, 2018

    Made this bread for my first time ever making bread! Turned out so perfect just needs a little adjustment! I think for a 2 lb loaf I will use less yeast next time as it rose so high the top did not crisp up and had to be cut off. Overall though I wont be using any other recipe but this one! YUM

  26. Rebecca REVIEW:
    June 16, 2017

    This bread is delicious, I've tried several recipes in the last several months and this is the all around best! Thank You, 02Autumnps this is the first comment I have ever left but want others to know how delicious it is, and simple to make!

  27. dart70ca REVIEW:
    December 25, 2016

    I make this one, too. My favourite recipe, though I use the 1lb recipe as the 1.5lb pushes the lid off my machine. A very high rising dough in this one!

  28. nonbakergirl October 9, 2011

    HELP, I made this recipe 2X and both times it looked as if it exploded in my bread machine. I followed recipe to the letter with fresh bread flour and yeast. Would like to get some help because this is the only recipe to do this. Thank You & HELP!

  29. mpretzer REVIEW:
    September 18, 2011

    Help! I made this bread recipee in my machine and used fresh yeast, bread flour ect. The dough rose too high and then fell. I am getting conflicting responses to correct the problem. Some say too much liquid and others too much yeast. I want to try this recipee again as it does have wonderful flaver. I just have a funny looking loaf.

  30. Lori REVIEW:
    January 25, 2010

    This is one of my favorite recipes. I like it as bread as well as dinner rolls. I add flour during the kneading cycle if needed and also set on dough cycle for making dinner rolls. I will be making sweet rolls soon! Thanks for such a great recipe.

  31. ssndy June 30, 2009

    How do you use 1 and 1/2 eggs? Would that be 1 egg and 1 egg yolk?

    • CDKitchen Staff Reply:

      The easiest way is to beat the eggs and remove about 1 1/2 tablespoons of egg (one large egg is approximately 3.25 tablespoons). It is an odd measurement but it makes a difference in the recipe if it is measured correctly vs using more or less egg.

  32. georgia REVIEW:
    May 5, 2009

    I tried this recipe and it turned out great! I did have to add a little more flour than the recipe called for, but that's only natural as so many things can affect a bread recipe. This is a very tasty basic white bread recipe. Simple ingredients that turn out delicious!

  33. Willieo REVIEW:
    March 21, 2009

    I had NO problem with this recipie. of course I am using a ZOJIRUSHI BBCC X-20 which has a cook time of 3.5 hrs. I did just as listed and got a 2lb loaf with NO problem! Great texture to the bread also.

  34. Jenny REVIEW:
    January 26, 2008

    You have to help stir the flour down into the wet at the start because there is so much liquid at the bottom of the machine, but once you do that the bread turns out light, fluffy and delicious. Fantastic!

  35. Chrisie December 2, 2007

    Eurk! I ended up with a big mass of cooked dough at the bottom of my pan. Please be careful when posting recipes, ensure you type the proper measurements!!

    • CDKitchen Staff Reply:

      Bread machine recipes that work for one machine/person may not always work perfectly for someone else in another location. Things like altitude, humidity, hardness of flour (yes, that varies by location!) can all affect the outcome. We always watch our bread carefully when trying a new recipe and adjust ingredients as needed.


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