Bread Machine Sandwich Bread

A very basic, enriched loaf of sandwich bread that is quick to pull together, and let the machine do the hard work for you. It has a tender crumb and is a nicely dense loaf, that is easily sliced. A little butter on a slice, and it’s perfect.

I made this loaf in our Zojirushi Home Bakery Supreme bread machine, which uses 2 paddles, and produces a normal looking loaf of bread. I’ve had this machine for a long time, almost a decade now, and it is a hard working appliance – and with how cold our house is in fall and winter, it ensures the bread turning out, versus making bread the old school way.

Bread Machine Sandwich Bread


  • 1 cup water*
  • 1/3 cup milk*
  • 3 Tbsp unsalted butter, sliced into 3 sections*
  • 450 grams all-purpose flour
  • 3 Tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1½ tsp fine sea salt
  • 1½ tsp activated dry yeast


Zojirushi bread machines warm the ingredients for you, where other brands of bread machines use warm water instead, at the temperature called for, usually around 110*, and stack the ingredients as called for in the manual. Follow your machine’s manual. Items with * should be warmed up if using a standard machine.

Add ingredients in order listed, placing the yeast on top where it doesn’t touch any liquid.

Set loaf for standard white bread, medium crust, and if size is needed, 2 pound size.

Check during the first kneading cycle, to make sure everything is mixing, and if a sprinkle or two more of flour is needed, for the dough to be slightly tacky to touch.

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 loaf slices well for freezing.

We take out slices at night, to thaw on the counter sealed in a plastic bag or in a sandwich bag.

Makes 1 loaf.