Rapid White Bread (Breadmaker Version)

My son put in a request this morning for some home made bread… so I had a scan through my bread book (ISBN10: 0-7548-1788-1) for a quickie recipe to make 1 small loaf..

Here’s the recipe :

  • 210ml/7.5fl oz/1 cup of Water
  • 22ml/1.5 tbsp sunflower oil
  • 375g/13oz/3.25 cups unbleached white bread flour
  • 15ml/1 tbsp skimmed milk powder (non fat dry milk)
  • 7.5ml/1.5 tsp salt
  • 15ml/1 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 5ml/1 tsp easy-blend (rapid-rise) dried yeast.


  • Pour the water and the sunflower oil unto the bread machine pan.   However, of the instructions for your particular machine specify that the yeast is to be placed in the pan first, then reverse the order in which you add the liquid and dry ingredients.
  • Sprinkle over the flour, covering the water.   Add the milk powder.   Place the salt and sugar in separate corners of the bread pan,   Make a shallow indent in the centre of the flour (but not down as far as the liquid) and add the yeast.
  • Set the bread machine to the rapid/quick setting, medium crust and press start.
  • Remove the bread at the end of the baking cycle and turn out on to a wire rack to cool.

Cooks Tip:

On the quick setting the yeast has less time to work, and breads may not rise as high as those cooked on the normal/basic setting.

In cold weather it may be necessary to use lukewarm water, to help speed up the action of the yeast.


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