Way Easy Bread Machine White Bread

Found this recipe on the internet several years ago, now we never buy bread mixes, because this is so easy, so cheap, and WAY delicious!

Fill your bread machine’s bread pan with hot water to preheat and set aside. Meanwhile, in a glass measuring cup add:

  • 1 1/4 cups 2% milk
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted real dairy butter

Heat in the microwave on high for 30 seconds, stir, then back into the microwave for 30 more seconds. Set aside while you prepare the dry ingredients.

Sift together:

  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt

Dump out the water from the bread pan and dry, don’t forget to insert the mixing blade in the bread pan. Pour the warm milk/butter mixture into the bread pan. Next, pour the flour mixture onto the bread pan and tap pan to level.

Make a small hole in the flour mixture, and add to the hole:

  • 1 packet highly active dry yeast

Place filled bread pan into the bread machine and select ‘Basic White’ setting and start. Makes a delicious loaf of homemade bread.

using the ‘delay’ setting is not recommended due to the dairy products in the recipe.

My Kids’ Favorite Cinnamon Rolls

4 ¾ c. + All Purpose Flour
1 c. + 2 tbsp. Milk
1/3 c. Sugar
1 pkg. Active Dry Yeast
½ tsp. Salt
Apr. 1 ¾ c. Butter
3 Eggs
1 ½ c. Packed Brown Sugar
1 tbsp. Ground Cinnamon
2 tbsp. Vanilla Extract


  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine 2 ¼ cups of flour and 1 pkg. yeast. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, stir constantly while heating 1 c. milk, 1/3 c. butter, 1/3 c. sugar, and ½ tsp. salt until warm (120 to 130 degrees). Add to flour and yeast. Add eggs. Beat with electric mixer on low for 30 seconds, scraping sides. Beat on high for 3 minutes. Stir in 2 ¼ c. flour.
  2. Turn dough out onto lightly floured surface. Knead in enough flour to make a moderately soft dough that is smooth and elastic, 3 to 5 minutes total. Shape into a ball. Place into a greased bowl, cover, let rise in a warm place until double (about 1 hour).
  3. While dough is rising, combine ¾ c. packed brown sugar and ¾ c. butter in small saucepan. Heat slowly, bringing to a boil, being careful not to overcook. Remove from heat. Stir in 2 tbsp. Milk, and 2 tsp. vanilla. Cool slightly, then pour into greased 9 x 13 baking pan. Set aside.
  4. For filling, combine ¾ c. packed brown sugar, ¼ c. flour, and 1 tbsp. Cinnamon. Cut in ½ c. butter. Becomes a thick paste.
  5. After rising, punch dough down. Turn onto lightly floured surface. Let rest for about 10 minutes. Roll dough into approximately a 15-12” wide x 12-15” long rectangle. Spread filling onto dough. Roll up starting at one of the narrow sides. Cut into 15 slices. Arrange into baking pan set aside earlier. Brush on 2-4 tbsp melted butter. Let rise 45 min. Then bake at 375 deg. For approx. 20-25 min.