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A loaf of white bread cut into slices
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Homemade White Bread

This homemade white bread is the perfect white bread, it's great for sandwiches, toast, or just slathered with butter and honey on top!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Rising Time1 hr 30 mins
Total Time2 hrs 20 mins
Servings: 2 loaves
Calories: 1805kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 - .25 oz packages active dry yeast (or 4.5 tsp/ 1.5 TBS)
  • 3 TBS white sugar
  • 2 1/2 cups warm water
  • 3 TBS melted butter
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 6 1/2 cups all purpose white flour

Instructions

  • In a large mixing bowl (a stand mixer is best if you have it) dissolve the yeast and sugar in warm water.
  • Add the melted butter into the mixture and stir it in.
  • Add in the salt and 2 cups of flour to the yeast mixture. Stir till combined.
  • Add 1/2 cup of the flour at a time, while stirring slowly, combining thoroughly after each addition. Until you've added 6 cups of flour total.
  • Add more flour 1 TBS at a time as needed till the dough is pulls away from the sides of the bowl. (Mine needed 6 1/4 cups total)
  • After all flour has been added and dough pulls from the sides, knead for 8 minutes. (I set the kitchen aid on stir and once the dough pulled from the side I set the timer for 8 minutes)
  • Remove from bowl and oil the bowl. Place dough in bowl and roll it in oil to coat.
  • Cover with a cloth and allow to rise for about 1 hour, till doubled.
  • Punch the dough down to remove the air.
  • Divide the dough into two equal halves.
  • Roll the dough into loaves
  • Place each loaf into a greased 9x5 bread pan.
  • Cover and allow to rise for another 30-40 minutes, or until doubled, and dough reaches the top of the bread pan.
  • Meanwhile preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  • Lower temperature to 375 degrees and bake for 25 minutes.
  • Remove loaves from oven, coat the tops with butter.
  • Return to the oven and bake for another 5 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and allow to cool in pan for 10 minutes.
  • Carefully remove from pan and allow to cool completely on a cooling rack.
  • Slice up and serve.

Notes

* This recipe makes 2 loaves of bread, so what we have done to keep the second loaf of bread from drying out before we ate it is after bread is totally cooled wrap it in plastic wrap and then foil and freeze it. Thawed it on the counter overnight when you are ready for it, and it will be perfect to eat the next day.
** The recipe can also be halved to make only one loaf of bread.

Nutrition

Calories: 1805kcal | Carbohydrates: 341g | Protein: 55g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 46mg | Sodium: 1354mg | Potassium: 739mg | Fiber: 20g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 532IU | Calcium: 84mg | Iron: 20mg