Homemade White Bread Recipe


Homemade White Bread Recipe

There is nothing that tastes as good as fresh, warm, homemade bread. Nothing. It is simpler than you think to make homemade white bread. This soft and delicious homemade white bread recipe is great for sandwiches, toast, stuffing or to eat alone.

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 30 Minutes
Total Time: 3 Hours

Ingredients:

1 cup Warm Water
1 packet Active-dry Yeast (or 2 teaspoons)
2 TBSP Unsalted Butter, melted and cooled
1 cup Milk
2 TBSP Sugar
1 TBSP Salt
5½ cups All-purpose Flour

Directions:

• Pour warm water into a bowl (the bowl for your stand mixer works well), sprinkle yeast over the warm water (make sure water is not too hot) and let sit for about 5 minutes.
• Add in melted and cooled butter, milk, sugar and salt.
• Add 1 cup of flour and incorporate into the milk mixture. Add the other 4½ cups, 1 cup at a time. The bread dough will start to form. If you are using a stand mixture this is the time to switch to the hook and let it knead the dough for 10 minutes. If you are not using a mixer you can knead the dough by hand.
• If the dough is sticky add more flour one tablespoon at a time. Ideally, your dough will be smooth and will bounce back when poked.
• Oil a large bowl and form the dough into a ball. Cover the dough ball with a towel, and allow it to rest in a warm place, until the dough ball has risen and doubled in size; approximately one hour.
• Once the dough has risen, remove the dough from the warm place and divide the dough into two balls. Allow the separated dough balls to rest for approximately 15 minutes.
• Grease two bread loaf pans and shape each loaf in the loaf pan.
• Allow the dough to rise in the bread loaf pans, covered, for another 1½ hours. The dough should double in size.
• Preheat oven to 375°.
• Using a sharp knife, make a shallow slash down the length of the loaf (do not to cut too deeply into the dough).
• Bake in a 375° oven for 30 minutes, until the white bread is slightly browned (do not overbake!).
• Remove the baked homemade white bread loaves from the pan and allow to cool slightly before slicing.

• Makes 16 servings Homemade White Bread

Homemade White Bread Recipe. There is nothing that tastes as good as fresh, warm, homemade bread. Nothing. It is simpler than you think to make homemade white bread. This soft and delicious homemade white bread recipe is great for sandwiches, toast, stuffing or to eat alone.





• My great-grandmother (my father’s mother’s mother) was off the boat from Poland. She was a fantastic baker and cook. I remember her baking bread many times when we went to visit her at her home in Ohio (she did not pass away until I was 25! I spent a lot of time on her farm). My great-grandmother’s “warm place” to allow her bread to rise was under the down comforter on her bed!! For some reason I never found that strange, just where she placed her bread to rise. An old country tip!

• Store in a plastic bag at room temperature for a few days or freeze for a few months.

Homemade White Bread Recipe Ingredients:

• 1 cup Warm Water
• 1 packet Active-dry Yeast (or 2 teaspoons)
• 2 TBSP Unsalted Butter, melted and cooled
• 1 cup Milk
• 2 TBSP Sugar
• 1 TBSP Salt
• 5½ cups All-purpose Flour

Homemade White Bread Recipe Mise en Place::

Measuring Cup
Measuring Spoons
• Bowl
Stand Mixer (with hook)
• 2 Dish Towels
• 2 Bread Loaf Pans

Homemade White Bread Recipe. There is nothing that tastes as good as fresh, warm, homemade bread. Nothing. It is simpler than you think to make homemade white bread. This soft and delicious homemade white bread recipe is great for sandwiches, toast, stuffing or to eat alone.


• Pour warm water into a bowl (the bowl for your stand mixer works well), sprinkle yeast over the warm water (make sure water is not too hot) and let sit for about 5 minutes.
• Add in melted and cooled butter, milk, sugar and salt.
• Add 1 cup of flour and incorporate into the milk mixture. Add the other 4½ cups, 1 cup at a time. The bread dough will start to form. If you are using a stand mixture this is the time to switch to the hook and let it knead the dough for 10 minutes. If you are not using a stand mixer you can knead the dough by hand.
• If the dough is sticky add more flour one tablespoon at a time. Ideally, your dough will be smooth and will bounce back when poked.

Homemade White Bread Recipe. There is nothing that tastes as good as fresh, warm, homemade bread. Nothing. It is simpler than you think to make homemade white bread. This soft and delicious homemade white bread recipe is great for sandwiches, toast, stuffing or to eat alone.


• Oil a large bowl and form the dough into a ball. Cover the dough ball with a towel, and alow it to rest in a warm place, until the dough ball has risen and doubled in size; approximately one hour.
• Once the dough has risen, remove the dough from the warm place and divide the dough into two balls. Allow the separated dough balls to rest for approximately 15 minutes.

Homemade White Bread Recipe. There is nothing that tastes as good as fresh, warm, homemade bread. Nothing. It is simpler than you think to make homemade white bread. This soft and delicious homemade white bread recipe is great for sandwiches, toast, stuffing or to eat alone.


• Grease two loaf pans and shape each loaf in the bread loaf pan.
• Allow the dough to rise in the bread loaf pans, covered, for another 1½ hours. The dough should double in size.

Homemade White Bread Recipe. There is nothing that tastes as good as fresh, warm, homemade bread. Nothing. It is simpler than you think to make homemade white bread. This soft and delicious homemade white bread recipe is great for sandwiches, toast, stuffing or to eat alone.


• Preheat oven to 375°.
• Using a sharp knife, make a shallow slash down the length of the loaf (do not to cut too deeply into the dough).
• Bake in a 375° oven for 30 minutes, until the white bread is slightly browned (do not overbake!).

Homemade White Bread Recipe. There is nothing that tastes as good as fresh, warm, homemade bread. Nothing. It is simpler than you think to make homemade white bread. This soft and delicious homemade white bread recipe is great for sandwiches, toast, stuffing or to eat alone.


• Remove the baked homemade white bread loaves from the pan and allow to cool slightly before slicing.
• Makes 16 servings Homemade White Bread.

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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!


Good Morning!!! and welcome to 2017!!!

For the last eight years, I have written a New Year’s Day post filled with blog updates, new series ideas, and what to expect in the upcoming year, first on Coupons, Deals and More, and continuing the tradition on Ann’s Entitled Life. This year is no exception.

Note: on Tuesday I will post the 10 “best” (in other words most trafficked) posts of 2016.

Well, like for so many bloggers, 2016 was a mixed bag for me. I finally broke down and signed up with an ad network (MediaVine) and the blog is now making enough money to pay the bills. Hubby may pass-out.

My traffic dialed back as Facebook is now a pay for play service, and all that lovely Facebook traffic from prior years no longer exists. If you wonder why you don’t see your favorite bloggers, websites, brands, etc in your Facebook stream? It is because Facebook took a pretty hard algorithm line on 1/1/16 and it is nearly impossible to see a page who isn’t paying to get into your stream these days (unless you go to the page and like/share and/or comment on basically everything).

The good news is my Pinterest traffic picked up. A lot. My Pinterest page is now a top 10,000 page (according to the stats I receive from my scheduler) out of 150M+ pages, and I am thrilled with that development!

Going forward… I am retiring two features: Laugh for Today, and That’s a Wrap.

The laughs used to be very, very popular when I posted them five days a week, but since I am down to Monday only, they have barely been viewed. And, believe it or not, it takes some time to find them. So *poof*, gone! I will still be posting them on Facebook on Saturday – or at least that is my plan at this point – but that is all.

I plan on posting three (sometimes four) days a week going forward. Since most of the blog traffic now comes from Pinterest, and people don’t actually go to the homepage to see what is new, I feel I can cut back (and not end up burnt out). Old content works well for Pinterest as I mainly post recipes, crafts and gardening these days.

Because I am only posting three (sometimes four) new posts per week in 2017, a weekly wrap-up is no longer needed. All the new weekly content will be seen on the front page if someone clicks the home button.

I am hoping to introduce a quarterly magazine in 2017. The price is still TBD, but I do not expect it to be very expensive (still working out those details, though!).

My Facebook page is going down to four posts a day (mine + other people’s posts) from the current five posts. Facebook is pretty useless these days for bloggers who are not paying (and why in the world would I pay to get better reach on a recipe!?), and who have very small pages, like I do. It takes a lot of time and energy to locate great content that no one shares, soooo Facebook gets less of my time. (Ironic when the bloggers that know me know I admin 10 group pages on Facebook!)

For myself, I am back to conferences in 2017. I swore I would no longer go to them, and then I became an online course junkie instead. Most online blogger courses that I have taken have been major disappointments, so I want to see if I can glean any new ideas at the conferences. One conference I am attending is for “advanced” bloggers, one is a mastermind meet-up, one is online (heh) and the final one is your typical meet-and-greet. Since the non-online conferences are all within driving distance of our Florida condo, I figured “why not!?”

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Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!


Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas!

I am off until January 1, 2017 – spending time with family and friends, and simply enjoying the season. May you have a very Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year!

We Wish You a Merry Christmas
– Old English Folk Song

We wish you a Merry Christmas;
We wish you a Merry Christmas;
We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
Good tidings we bring to you and your kin;
Good tidings for Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Oh, bring us a figgy pudding;
Oh, bring us a figgy pudding;
Oh, bring us a figgy pudding and a cup of good cheer
We won’t go until we get some;
We won’t go until we get some;
We won’t go until we get some, so bring some out here

We wish you a Merry Christmas;
We wish you a Merry Christmas;
We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year


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