Homemade White Bread

Serves: 2 loaves   •   Time: 4 1/2 hours


1 Package active dry yeast
2 ¼ cups warm water
3 Tbsp sugar
1 Tbsp salt
2 Tbsp canola oil
6 ¼ Cups all-purpose flour


  1. In a large bowl, dissolve the yeast in warm water. Add in the sugar, salt, oil and 3 cups of flour. Mix until smooth
  2. Stir in more of the flour, ½ a cup at a time until it forms a soft dough
  3. Place the dough onto a floured surface and knead for 8-10 minutes until elastic and smooth
  4. Place dough in a bowl, cover and let rise in a warm place for 1 – 1 ½ hours until double in size
  5. Punch the dough down and divide in half. Shape the dough into 2 round balls
  6. Grease the inner pot of the pressure cooker and place 1 of the halves inside. Cover and let rise for a further 30 minutes
  7. Close the lid of the pressure cooker and turn the menu dial until you reach the “Bread” function. The time will default to 1 hr 45min. Press start to begin cooking
  8. Once timer has ended, turn the bread upside down and place back inside the inner pot. Close the lid
  9. Turn the menu dial until you reach the “Bake” function. Using the +/- buttons, adjust the time to 5 minutes
  10. Press start and bake until golden brown


Carolann forman:
Sep 14, 2018

I’ve seen bread recipes on Insta pot sites and they use the yogurt setting to proof the bread ?? Also do you have a no knead bread recipe please. What is the difference between Insta chef and Insta pot

    Sean Van der Merwe:
    Oct 25, 2018

    I’ve also read this, I guess the best way to find out is try, that’s my honest opinion. They’re basically the same thing, just one has different functions

sonja dixon:
Nov 29, 2018

hi there can i use a bread premix in the cooker

    Hettie Pringle:
    Dec 19, 2018

    Sonja I just baked a beer bread (first time use of my pot). I did not do the recipe on the premix bag but instead selected the BREAD function and once done turned it over and chose BAKE for 5 minutes. Came out really good. Next time however I would not release the steam but wait for the pot to cool down by itself completely giving it just that little more baking time.

Elmien Sinclair:
Jan 18, 2019

Do I first bake one half. Thereafter I bake the second half?

Aug 2, 2019

Can I use wheat free ready mix to bake bread? I hope so because it is one of the reasons I bought instaCheff.

Riette Van Der Merwe:
Aug 6, 2019

Hi, can I use wheat free pre mix?

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