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White Bread

White Bread recipe is made with basic ingredients & detailed instructions showing how to make bread! Done in just over an hour this recipe is one of the best soft white sandwich bread recipes. 
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Rise Time15 mins
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: bread, Yeast Bread
Cuisine: American
Keyword: white bread
Servings: 16 people
Calories: 162kcal



  • 1 cup warm water
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 TBSP yeast
  • 1/3 cup canola oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3 to 3 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 egg whisked with 1 TBSP water to brush on top



  • In a large bowl, dissolve sugar in warm water. Add yeast; let stand for 5 minutes.
  • Add the canola oil, egg, salt and enough flour to form a soft dough. Knead for 5 minutes.
  • Form dough into a smooth ball. Keeping the dough in the bowl, spray with non-stick spray and cover bowl with plastic wrap. Let rise in a warm place for 15 minutes.
  • Punch down dough.  Knead for 1 minute.
  • Form loaf by rolling ball into an oblong shape then tucking and pinching the ends under the loaf.
  • Place loaf in a bread pan. Brush thoroughly with egg mixture.
  • Let loaf sit while oven is preheating to 400 degrees F, or about 10 minutes. It bakes at a higher temp than other bread recipes. Make sure your oven rack is on a lower setting so that the top doesn't burn! 
  • Bake for 30-40 minutes, until outside is golden brown and internal temperature of loaf registers 195-200 degrees.
  • Let cool. Slice & enjoy with butter!



NOTE: Video recipe shows a DOUBLED recipe that yields 2 LOAVES of bread. 
Recipe above yields JUST ONE LOAF of bread. 


Serving: 2g | Calories: 162kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 224mg | Potassium: 47mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 15IU | Calcium: 6mg | Iron: 1mg