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.

• To print the Homemade White Bread recipe, click here.


Disclosure the links in this post may be affiliate links.

• For more Recipes on Ann’s Entitled Life, click here.

• If you enjoyed this post, be sure to sign up for the Ann’s Entitled Life weekly newsletter, and never miss another article!



FOLLOW US ON:
Ann's Entitled Life Ann's Entitled Life Ann's Entitled Life Ann's Entitled Life Ann's Entitled Life Ann's Entitled Life Ann's Entitled Life

Comments

  1. I love white bread not always have time to make it though but next time I do I am going to follow this post
    thanks
    angie

Speak Your Mind

*

Return to top of page