Basic 1.5 Pound Bread Machine White Bread

This makes a 1½ pound loaf of bread and will work in most bread machines. It’s a light loaf, with a crispy, flaky crust. Great for sandwiches. We make our bread in a Zojirushi machine.

Basic 1.5 Pound Bread Machine White Bread


  • ¾ cup + 2 Tbsp water
  • 2 Tbsp butter, softened and sliced
  • 380 grams all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp fine sea salt
  • 4 tsp granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup dry milk
  • 2¼ tsp active dry yeast


Add the water and butter to the bread machine*.

Add dry ingredients, topping with the yeast.

Set for a basic loaf (or 1½ pound loaf depending on your machine). We use a Zojirushi, which preheats the ingredients before starting the cycle.

Once baked, take out and let cool on a rack. Store sealed in a plastic bread bag, use with 24 hours for best taste.

*If your bread machine doesn’t preheat, use water at the temperature recommended for your model.