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White Bread
Heidi's Bread Machine Recipe/TWO one-pound loaves
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Knead & Rise
2 hrs
Total Time
2 hrs 40 mins
Course: Bread
Cuisine: American
Servings: 2 Loaves
Author: Linda Loosli
  • 1-1/2 cups water
  • 4 cups bread flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons dry instant milk
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon Saf Instant yeast
Zojirushi Bread Mixer Instructions
  1. Add the ingredients listed to the Baking Pan in the order listed. Press the COURSE button and select Course No. 11 (for DOUGH ONLY) and press the start button. After it stops, remove the dough from the Dough Bread Pan. Use a dough scraper to cut the dough into two equal-sized pieces for the two loaves of bread. I use bread pans this size: 7.75 x 3.75 x 2.5 Inches. Grease your bread pans and place the dough in them and cover with plastic wrap. Let rise until double the size. Remove the plastic wrap. Preheat your oven to (350°F) = 176°C). Bake for 28-30 minutes or until baked through.


Step-By-Step Instructions (Additional Help)
  1. 1. Set the Baking Pan into the Main Body and close the lid.

    2. Insert the Power Plug into an electrical outlet.

    3. Press the "COURSE" UP button until it reaches Course #11 (for DOUGH ONLY), this is what I did today.

    4. Push the Start button.

    5. You'll also see the word "Rest" next to #11 telling you that it is in the "rest" phase as the unit warms up the ingredients.

    6. This "rest" phase should last about 20-25 minutes.

    7. You'll hear the unit move into the "knead" phase as the kneading blades start spinning to knead the dough.

    8. The screen will change from "rest" to "knead" during this period.

    9. After a few minutes, the unit will make a buzzing sound and you'll notice the word "add" flashing on the screen. This is the appropriate time to add things you want in your dough, like nuts, raisins, etc. You can open the lid, add the desired additional ingredients, and then close the lid without changing any of the settings.

    10. Once the knead phase is complete you'll see the word "rise" on the screen next to #11. This is the phase where the yeast kicks in and does its thing.

    11. When there are approximately 30 minutes remaining in the dough-making process, you'll see the time setting change from the estimated completion time to 30 minutes, which means there is that much time remaining. This clock setting will change in 1-minute increments until the dough-making phase is finished. When I could see the dough was ready through the glass opening in the lid, I skipped this step. I turned off the machine and unplugged it.

    12. After it stops, you remove the dough from the Dough Bread Pan.

    13. Use a dough scraper to cut the dough into two equal sizes and then mold them into two loaves of bread. (I use bread pans this size: 7.75 x 3.75 x 2.5 Inches.)

    14. Place the loaves into your greased bread pans, cover with plastic wrap and let double in size.

    15. Remove the plastic wrap.

    16. Preheat your conventional oven to (350°F) = 176°C) bake for 28-30 minutes or until baked through.