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Homemade White Bread

Homemade White Bread made with flour, yeast, butter & a bit of sugar and salt. Classic bread recipe that yields 2 loaves of homemade white bread perfect for toast & sandwiches.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Rise Time1 hr
Course: bread
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Homemade White Bread recipe
Servings: 24
Calories: 125kcal


  • 3 Tablespoons white granulated sugar
  • 7 ½ teaspoons active dry yeast
  • 2 ½ cups warm water
  • 3 Tablespoons butter or margarine melted or very soft
  • 2 ½ teaspoons salt
  • 5-6 cups all purpose flour or bread flour


  • Proof your yeast.  Make sure your water is very warm (120° - 130°), then add the sugar and yeast.
  • Add the yeast mixture to your mixing bowl with a dough hook, and add the butter (melted) and salt. Mix it well.
  • Add 3 cups of flour and turn the mixer on low till flour is mixed in, then gradually add more flour until you’ve added 5 - 6 cups.  Turn mixer on high and let it mix for 8 to 10 minutes.  Dough should pull away from sides of bowl and form a very elastic ball. (You may need to add flour if it is too sticky until you have used the entire 6 cups.)
  • If kneading by hand, you will place the dough on a floured surface and kneed for 10 minutes, adding flour a little at a time as needed until you have used up to the 6 cups. (You don’t have to use it all if your dough doesn’t need it.) Dough should be smooth and elastic.
  • Grease a bowl and place dough into bowl, turning so entire dough gets greased. Place a clean kitchen towel over dough and let rise in a warm place until doubled about 30 to 45 minutes.
  • Punch dough down and place on a floured surface.  Divide into 2 pieces and stretch and fold dough under to form a rectangular shaped ball.
  • Grease two bread pans and place each piece of dough in a pan. Cover with towel and let rise till doubled, about 30 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 400°.  Bake bread for 20 to 30 minutes until loaves sound hollow when lightly tapped.
  • Remove bread from oven and brush with butter.  Cool on wire rack.
  • Let it cool slightly before cutting.  Cut a large piece, spread with butter and enjoy!!


Calories: 125kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 4mg | Sodium: 258mg | Potassium: 62mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 44IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 6mg | Iron: 1mg