The complete guide: how to cook white bread with the bread machine

Historically, bread has been a famous food in large parts of the world. Don’t you agree that the smell of freshly baked or baking bread is just so satisfying? It is just so nostalgic while the smell slowly fills the room. People of all ages like to have some good tasty bread whether you are in a rush in the morning or just chilling at a coffee shop. Bread is a part of our lifestyle. It is no surprise that bread machines are gaining in popularity. With the help of your trusty bread machine and your handy kitchen appliance, you can mix, knead, rise, and bake your bread with the push of a button. There are many great bread machine recipes, such as whole wheat bread, multigrain loaf bread, wheat cornmeal bread, banana bread, peanut butter bread and so on. In the following guide, you’re gonna learn everything you need to know in order to cook the perfect loaf of white bread with your bread machine. The only hard part is to melt the butter but don’t worry, we got your back! Let’s go get your bread machine and let’s do this together.

Easy to find ingredients for making a white tasty loaf of bread

Now, it is time for the preparation. Let’s have a look at what are the needed ingredients that will make your bread tasty. There is no doubt that they are easy to find in your nearby grocery stores. Indeed, they might be in your kitchen already. The ingredients include:

  • 330 ml. of cold water
  • 1.5 tsp. of melted butter
  • 2 tsp. of caster sugar
  • 1 tsp. of salt
  • 1.25 tsp. of bread machine yeast
  • 510 grams of strong bread flour

The recommended equipment to cook loaves of white bread

If you want to cook some nice pieces of bread with your friends or family as a way of spending time together, or you own a restaurant or a coffee shop, a bread machine is the perfect solution. You could provide your customers with some hot fresh loaves of bread, which is always great in a restaurant. We strongly recommend you to choose our 2 trusty brands to make your bread yummy and irresistible.

The first brand that we recommend is the Judge bread machine. The Judge digital bread maker has crisp crust control that can make your loaves light, medium, or dark as you please. It is specially designed for white and whole wheat bread. The loaves will be light, springy, and have a crisp crust when it is done with the machine. It is a large bread maker that can make two loaves of 1.5lb. and 2lb. Furthermore, If you want to see the progress of your bread, there is a big viewing window that allows you to check. The Judge Bread Machine costs 226$ USD.

Our second recommendation is the Heston Blumenthal digital kitchen scale by Salter. A Michelin star chef. Heston Blumenthal has worked with the Salter team to create this remarkable digital kitchen scale. This scale costs around 70$ USD. It has 2 platforms for accurate readings and precise measuring. The small ultimate precision platform can fit anything up to 200 mg. Meanwhile, the large high capacity platform can fit anything up to 10 kg. They both are stainless steel platforms with the Aquatronic feature. And if you still have any doubt of its quality, this scale offers a 15 years guarantee.

The how-to of making a tasty white loaf

After you have prepared all of the above ingredients, it is now time to make it happen. The following steps are very simple to do with the recommended (or similar) appliances mentioned earlier:

  • The first step is to place all the mentioned ingredients: cold water, melted butter, caster sugar, salt, bread machine yeast, and strong bread flour into the bread machine container by following the written instructions of the machine. Please, make sure that the water is not at room temperature warm as it should be cold, and the butter is melted but not that too hot.
  • The next step is to set the bread machine to a 1.5lb loaf with a light crust. This recipe should make your bread perfectly moist on the inside, crunchy on the outside.
  • Lastly, what you have to do is just to wait for your bread machine to finish the process by itself. Easy-peasy!

Now your bread is done cooking and ready to be served. You can enjoy your hot fresh white loaf of bread with some melted butter on top. Cooking the perfect white loaf of bread is not black magic anymore. Oh and if you have children, they will love this machine without a doubt.

Mathilde P.

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