The smell of fresh bread is well worth the five minutes of preparation needed to make this easy bread recipe. Don’t have a bread machine? Why not? If cost is holding you back, start visiting your local thrift stores and pick one up for less than ten dollars, just be sure it has a pan and beater inside before you hand over your cash.

So, here it is. A simple and very inexpensive recipe for white bread.

3 tablespoons white sugar
1.5 teaspoons salt
2.25 teaspoons active dry yeast
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
3 cups of flour
1 cup warm water

* If you have an uber-fancy machine with more than five buttons then you better read the machine’s instructions for bread making, but for the rest of us who have the all purpose general style machines, read on.

  1. Pour each of the ingredients into the bread machine pan.
  2. Set the machine for basic bread and push go… or whatever button makes your bread machine do its thing.
  3. Enjoy.

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