Bread Baking: Bread Machine Mix

Make a single batch, or fill up a number of mason jars. Just grab, add the liquids and bread is on its way. It’s nice sandwich bread, or serve it in chunks with a late winter soup.

Bread Machine Mix


  • 450 grams all-purpose or bread flour
  • 2 Tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1 Tbsp dry milk powder
  • 1½ tsp fine sea salt
  • 2¼ tsp dry active yeast
  • 1¼ cups water
  • 1 Tbsp avocado or neutral oil


For long-term storage add the flour, sugar, milk powder and salt to a quart mason jar. If desired, place the yeast in a square of plastic wrap, and place on top (or add 1 packet yeast). Note how much water and oil to add, on a piece of masking tape, place on jar.

To bake:

Zojirushi bread machines warm the ingredients for you, with other brands of bread machines use warmed liquid instead, at the temperature called for, and stack the ingredients as called for in the manual.

Add ingredients in order listed. Set loaf for standard white bread, medium crust.

Check during the first kneading cycle, to make sure everything is mixing.

Remove after baking, let cool on a rack.

Once fully cooled, store in a sealed bread bag, and use within 2 days for best results. This slices well for freezing. We take out slices at night, put in a sandwich box, and let thaw in the refrigerator overnight for sandwiches.