Homemade Bread with the Breadman TR520 Bread Maker

Breadman TR520

In spite of it’s age, the Breadman TR520 is still available at Amazon and Walmart.


I’ve been using the Breadman for several years now, and after numerous experimental loaves, this one is the one that “just works”. It goes together easy, has a great texture, and tastes amazing.

This recipe is designed to work with the Breadman TR520. If you have a different model it may still turn out pretty good, but you might have to adjust your bread machine’s settings to something that would be equivalent to what is being used here.

If you don’t have a bread machine, do not use this recipe. I’ve tried making it without my Breadman just to see what happens, and the result is a very unhappy brick of bread.

If you’re looking for this bread machine just go to Amazon or Walmart’s websites and type Breadman TR520 into the search. Amazingly they still have them in stock.


Sliced Bread

Sliced Bread is the original “greatest thing”.

The Consistently Good Loaf

Into the Bread Machine pan:

  • 9.5 oz Bread Flour
  • 2 tbsp Sugar
  • ½ tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Yeast (bread machine variety)
  • 3 tbsp Oil
  • 2/3 cups cold Water

Put all the ingredients into the bread pan and stir together with silicone spatula. Once it looks like all the dry ingredients are incorporated, place pan into bread machine.

Set machine to 1 pound loaf with light crust and set timer for 1 hour and 5 minutes. Start the bread machine and timer together, and when the timer goes off, you can remove the kneading paddle. (The paddle tends to leave a gash in the bottom of your loaf if you don’t do this.)

When the cycle is finished remove bread immediately and let cool completely before slicing.






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6 thoughts on “Homemade Bread with the Breadman TR520 Bread Maker

  1. I add butter instead of oil to my mix, but I only make dough with mine most of the time and bake it in my own pans. ( Then I have the size I want !) LOL!! Tell Grace I said Helloooo!!!

    Nice site with info!!

    • Hey Sis,

      Yeah, I’ve thought about using proper loaf pans and only using the Breadman for just making the dough. It’s just that when the Breadman does it from start to finish I get a consistent result. The moment I have to get involved in additional steps, the qualities of the bread are going to change from loaf to loaf… And you know me… I need consistency in my otherwise chaotic shamble of a life. 😉

      My other personal issue is that while butter is delicious, Canola oil is cheaper by the gallon.

      Glad you liked the site. I actually did put a lot of time and effort into creating it. And thanks for stopping by… It’s nice to see someone on the site who isn’t a foreign hacker, government spook, or another bot trying to view the same page over and over again.


  2. This recipe is amazing! It makes the most perfect loaf of white bread. I substitute honey for the sugar and reduce the water by the same amount and it comes out great every time. Thanks for posting this, I would love any other recipes for this breadmaker you’ve perfected!

    • Glad you liked it! I’m still making this loaf several times a month, and my Breadman’s been a champ. Unfortunately I’m a one trick pony with my Breadman, so I apologize that I don’t have any other recipe’s for it. The only other thing I can offer is that after owning it for well over two years, the yellow control panel has faded to the point that it is no longer legible under any conditions. Get a label maker or use a Sharpie and put your own labels next to the buttons. For some reason, being able to easily read the controls makes using the machine so much more enjoyable. Happy bread making! 🙂

    • I’m assuming you’re talking about setting the machine to make a one pound loaf? Well, there’s a button on there that says “LOAF” and you press it until the little triangle is all the way on the left. Do the same with the “CRUST” button. If those buttons aren’t working, you have a defective Breadman and should either have it serviced or replaced.

      Of course if you aren’t using a Breadman or you were talking about something else entirely, I’m afraid there’s no way I could possibly help with that.

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