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Bread Machine Dough Recipe


Bread Machine Bread Dough Ingredients

  • 1 Cup Water Warmed (110 - 115 degrees)
  • 1 Tbsp Milk
  • 2 Tbsp Oil
  • 2 Tbsp Honey If you don't have any, you can skip this, and it will still turn out fine!
  • 2 Tbsp Brown Sugar
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 3 Cups All Purpose Flour You can also substitute with half whole wheat flour
  • 2 tsp Instant Active Dry Yeast


How to Make Homemade Bread in a Bread Machine

  • Heat 1 cup of water to 110 degrees.  (If you don't have a thermometer, just use slightly hot tap water and it will be just fine. (really!) I never use a thermometer and never have any problems with my bread machine dough rising.)
  • Put all ingredients in the order above into bread machine (you don’t need to stir it , just dump it in!)  Water, milk, oil, honey, brown sugar, salt, flour, then finally - yeast.
  • Set bread machine on dough setting, and let it make the dough for you over the next couple hours.
  • Once dough is made (it takes my machine about 1 1/2 hours to make just the dough), remove dough and place in loaf pan.
  • Let bread machine dough rise for about 30 minutes to an hour, until it's around double the size.   When I don't have time to let it rise, I just go ahead and bake it a little sooner and it works out fine. This recipe is extremely forgiving!  Towards the end of this time, preheat oven to 350.
  • Bake bread dough in 350 degree oven for 30 minutes, and enjoy!