My husband is quite the cook. His bread machine pizza is so good that the guests that have eaten it have all told him he could open up a pizza joint. His apple pie is so yummy it is hard to stop at one piece.
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His specialty is comfort food. You know those things filled with starches and fats that make you feel so good! Which is probably why it is a good thing he only cooks for the family 1 to 2 nights a week maximum, any more than that and I would be having to buy bigger pants on a regular basis.
One of his favorite meals for fall and winter is crockpot beef stew and bread machine bread. The bread is, of course, served warm and smothered in butter.
All of my family’s other favorite bread machine recipes are the type where just the dough is made in the machine and then it rises on the counter and is cooked in the oven, but my husband’s white bread recipe is done entirely in the bread machine.
That, of course, means that one end of the bread ends up with a hole in it, but no one seems to mind. It also means the slices are huge and square, but again no one seems to mind that either. In fact, a loaf is gone with just one dinner.
Since only my husband tends to make this bread and his name is Jack we call the bread “Jack’s bread”, even though essentially all it is just white bread.
You will notice that the recipe calls for milk but if you are low on milk, you can use hot water from the tap and then add 1/3 cup instant dry milk in with the dry ingredients. I have done this a time or two with great results. (mostly because I don’t like running to the grocery store mid-week so I try to make sure our milk lasts 🙂 )
Oven Directions For Jack’s Bread Machine Bread
You can also cook this in the oven if you prefer. To do so simple set your bread machine to the dough setting. When the dough is done shape it to the size of a bread pan and then place it in a lightly greased bread pan. Allow the dough to rise for one hour. Preheat your oven to 350F at the end of the hour. Place bread in the oven and allow it to bake for 30 minutes, or until the crust is golden brown. Let it cool in the pan for 10 minutes before removing it.
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Jack’s Bread: Bread Machine White Bread
- 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons warm milk we place it in microwave for 30 seconds
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 3 cups unbleached flour or bread flour
- 3 tablespoons sugar
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 3 teaspoons yeast or one packet
- put the milk in a bowl and place in microwave on high for 30 seconds and stir
- place the now warmed milk in the bottom of the bread machine pan
- chop butter into small pieces and place on top of milk
- add in flour (no stirring just add one ingredient and then the next)
- add in sugar
- add in salt
- add in yeast
- place the bread machine pan in machine and place at medium basic loaf setting
- serve warm
For a complete list of all my family’s favorite bread machine recipes and tips for using your bread machine check out my bread machine page.
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is this for 1.5 lb loaf or 2?
I think it is a 1.5 lb loaf.
Do you happen to have the nutritional info for this recipe?
No I do not. Sorry.
Wondering the same.. what size loaf?
I really don’t know. I have both a 2 pound and a 1 1/2 pound machine and it turns out fine in both.
Vanessa L says
What type and brand of yeast do you use?
An instant dry yeast available at Sam’s Club in 1 LB bags (since we go through a lot) However Fleischmann’s is also a good brand and available in most grocery stores in either packets or small jars.
Can I use almond milk instead of regular milk.?
You could try. I don’t know if it would work or not.
If i use regular flour instead of high protein, would that make the bread more dense?
Do you mean regular flour instead of unbleached flour? If so then yes it would probably turn out more dense.
I have a cuisinart convection bread machine and always I was making bread from the recipe book it came with but it doesn’t have a too big selection. I found your post with a few recipes that I want to try and 1st is this white bread. Do you know which setting on my machine will correspond to your medium basic loaf setting? Ty.
Pretty much ever bread machine I have bought over the years has a “basic loaf” setting. that should do.
I have made this numerous tines and it has never failed! Best recipe ever and so simple! I bought a used bread machine and so far this is the only recipe I have made.
I am so glad to hear that this recipe works so well for you. Thanks for letting me know!
Valerie Smith says
I have made this recipe many times and it always comes out perfect! Shared with friends and family and they love it too. Thanks for Jack’s Bread 🍞 !!!
I am so glad you like it!
I have used this recipe many times (never failed me) for bread and buns and it is perfect. Have added Italian season salt, parmesan, spinach, use your imagination. Everyone raves!!
I am glad you like it!
I have been trying different bread recipes for awhile now, but I have to say i really like jacks bread recipe the best…taste like homemade bread to me……now i need to find a good cinnamon roll recipe to try..
I am glad you like it. Here is the bread machine cinnamon roll recipe our family enjoys https://moneysavingmom.com/easy-homemade-cinnamon-rolls-in-the-bread-machine/
I’m new to bread machine bread making (well honestly, ANY bread other than cornbread). I bought a used machine at the thrift store. I looked up the manual online and the manual says to add dry ingredients first then fluid. Will Jack’s Bread turn out the same if I it dry ingredients the wet? Sorry for the stupid question.
Yes, it will turn out just fine if you do the dry and then wet. At least, I think it would.