Breadmaker Loaf

The following tested breadmaker recipe is designed to work in any machine. It will make a large white (750g) loaf. Halve the ingredients to make a 375g loaf. Use the recipe most appropriate to the size of your bread pan.

Breadmaker Loaf


  • 4 tsp Edmonds Surebake yeast 
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 4 cups Edmonds high grade flour
  • 2 Tbsps butter
  • 1 Tbsp milk powder
  • 1⅓ cups (330ml) warm water
  • 2 tsp Chelsea white sugar


  1. Whisk yeast, sugar and warm water together in a medium bowl. Leave for 10 minutes, until frothy on top. 
  2. Combine yeast mixture, salt, flour, butter and milk powder in the bowl of a stand mixer. Using the dough hook attachment, knead for 5-10 minutes until dough is smooth and elastic. If you don't have a stand mixer, you can knead by hand (this should take approximately 15 minutes). 
  3. Cover the bowl and leave the dough in a warm place to rise until doubled in size (between 1 & 1/2 - 2 & 1/2 hours). 
  4. Lightly grease a large heavy-duty loaf tin. Punch down the dough to release the air and shape into a log. Place in the prepared tin. Cover loosely (greased cling film works well) and return to a warm place to rise until doubled in size again - approximately 1 hour.
  5. Preheat oven to 200 °C bake. Bake bread for 30 minutes, until golden brown and loaf sound hollow when tapped. Remove from tin onto a wire rack to cool before slicing and serving. 


Breadmaker Method:

  1. Put the ingredients into the bread pan in the order listed.
  2. Select the appropriate setting for a large white loaf. Press start.


If the crust is not completely baked (soft and pale) on the top, reduce the water measurement by 2 Tbsps for your next loaf. If the crust is uneven and knotted on the top, increase the water measurement by 2 Tbsps for subsequent loaves.


Store in an airtight container at room temperature for a few days, or slice and freeze the loaf. 

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Recently received a breadmaker from my Father as none of the recipes he tried worked.
I gave this recipe a go and loaf came out perfect. I have made 10 loaves since (it's only been a week) as they're delicious and come out great everytime...the family loves them


Made this in the oven as a regular loaf. Turned out perfectly. Also subbed milk powder for regular milk as I didn't read the recipe before starting

Lily Denby

Hubby is the baker and cook in our household,and we were given a Sunbeam Bread Maker and nothing worked all the bread came out heavy.But your recipe was perfect and we had lovely toast for breakfast today 15th Feb 2024.