A quick 58-minute white bread that is super yummy. Perfect for people who just do not have 3 1/2 hours to wait for their bread to cook. This is a great bread if you only have an hour to make something to take to that party you forgot about.
Will certainly use this recipe for all my last minute bread needs.
I have tried lots of bread machine recipes and this is my new favourite white bread. Excellent white bread and soft for making sandwiches or whatever!
This recipe is to be used only with Express (58 min) or Rapid/Quick (80 min) bake cycles (NOT to be confused with 90 min Cake cycle) that take less than 2 hours to process the bread. My machine has both 60 (ExpressBake) and 80 minutes (Rapid/Quick) cycles and it comes out great from either one.
Read more about ExpressBake at Bread Maker Cycles Settings.
Express (58-minute) White Bread Fast2eat
- 280 ml Water (1 cup and 2 tablespoons - hot (46-52°C/115–125°F))
- 2 tbsp Olive oil or butter
- 3 cups Bread flour
- 2 tbsp Sugar
- 1 tsp Salt
- 4.5 tsp Quick dry yeast
- Attach the kneading blade in the Bread Maker pan.
- Place ingredients into the bread pan following the recipe order (or following the order and method specified in the manual of your Bread Maker – mine is: FIRST, liquid ingredients; SECOND, dry ingredients; LAST, yeast). Note: With finger or a knife, make a small indentation in the middle of the flour. Add yeast to indentation, making sure it does not come into contact with the liquid ingredients.
- Carefully insert bread pan into Bread Maker and gently close the lid.
- Plug the power cord into a wall outlet. Select “ExpressBake” (58 min – or Rapid/Quick Bake - NOT Cake - or whichever cycle will process yeast bread in about 1 hour). If available Choose loaf size (1.5LB) and Press the Start button.
- Open the lid and while using Oven Mitt, firmly grasp the bread pan handle and gently pull the pan straight up and out of the machine. CAUTION: The Bread Maker and pan may be very hot! Always handle with care.
- Use non-stick Spatula to gently loosen the sides of the bread from the pan.
- Turn bread pan upside down onto a Wire Cooling Rack or clean cooking surface and gently shake until bread falls out onto rack.
- Cool for about 10-15 minutes before slicing.
- To make perfect slices every time use this Bread Slicer.
- DO NOT raise the lid when using the EXPRESS BAKE Breadmaker setting. Doing so can affect the rising of the dough.
- Carefully measure the hot water and make sure it is between 46-52°C/115–125°F by using a cooking thermometer.
- Make sure all other ingredients (like flour, sugar, dry milk, butter, etc.) are at room temperature.
- Only use Quick Rise dry yeast when using the EXPRESS BAKE Breadmaker setting.
- Express (58 min) or Quick/Rapid (80 min) cycles are NOT the same as Cake cycle (90 min). Cake cycle (90 min) is bread/cakes that use baking soda and/or baking powder as the leavening agent, not yeast. Cake , sometimes called Quick bread by some breadmakers brands do not use kneading, whereas yeast bread (with a few exceptions) require it. New bread machines often have a Rapid, Express, Quick bread cycle as well as a Cake cycle. Therefore, make sure you are using the correct cycle for your recipe!
- You CANNOT use the Delay Timer for the ExpressBake settings. This would cool the liquid ingredients and affect the way that the bread rises.
- You CANNOT use the “Crust Color” buttons when baking bread on the ExpressBake™ settings.
- If the loaf is hard to remove from the pan, let it sit for about 5 minutes to cool. Shake the bread out of the pan and wait for 15 minutes before slicing.
- You should only use “Bread Machine” flour for the ExpressBake setting recipes.
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