Homemade White Bread

This easy Homemade White Bread with yeast recipe has the perfect soft texture and delicious flavor with just 6 simple ingredients that you have in your pantry. There is nothing like the aromas of making and serving your family fresh homemade bread free of preservatives.

You can also try my popular homemade cheddar cheese bagels, herbed beer bread, homemade crusty artisan bread and my cheese stuffed garlic bread recipes.


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Sandwich white bread recipe

I love having homemade soft white bread from scratch around as it just makes any sandwich you make SO GOOD with each and every bite!!

Enjoying this bread by spreading on your favorite jam or peanut butter in the morning or for a quick snack is at a whole new level of deliciousness.

Loved by everyone served with my easy dinner or pasta recipes like my Mississippi pot roast to soak up all that delicious gravy and have with cozy soup recipes like my tasty taco soup or Texas cowboy stew.

The smiles and nods you get makes the time it takes to make it time well spent.

Recipe Snapshot

SIMPLE: made with 6 ingredients you have on hand
FRESH: delicious soft, moist bread free of chemicals
MAKE AHEAD: makes 4 loaves and freezes well
Once you try this amazing homemade bread like grandmas made it is hard to eat anything else

Ingredients

Labelled ingredients for homemade bread recipe.
  • Hot Water – 5 cups
  • Sugar – white sugar
  • Yeast – instant yeast for simple easy bread recipe
  • Salt – sea salt, I love using a good quality sea salt that adds to the best flavor of the bread
  • Vegetable Oil – you can also use shortening
  • All Purpose Flour

How to make homemade white bread

STEP ONE – Prepare 4 loaf pans with a thin layer of cold butter on the bottoms and sides of four 8×4- inch or 9×5-inch loaf pans or spray with cooking spray.

STEP TWO – In a large bowl mix warm water with sugar and yeast. Let the mixture sit for about 10 minutes or until frothy.

STEP THRE E- Add salt, vegetable oil, and 6 cups of flour. Mix with a handheld mixer on medium- low speed for five minutes.

STEP FOUR – Add 6 more cups of flour and mix thoroughly with a wooden spoon.

STEP FIVE – Leaving the spoon in the bowl, cover the dough with a glass plate or plastic wrap until the dough has doubled in size.

STEP SIX – Mix the dough down and let it rest for 10 minutes. Repeat this step four times.

STEP SEVEN – Place dough on an oiled countertop. Divide it into four equal pieces and shape it into smooth balls.

STEP EIGHT – Press dough with your hands or use a rolling pin to form dough into a rectangle about 8 wide and 12 inches long.

STEP NINE – Roll up the dough from the short and tuck the seam side down. Place the roll into the prepared bread pan and rise in a warm place until doubled in size.

STEP TEN – Bake in a preheated oven at 350°F for 30-45 minutes.

Sandra’s Top Tips

  • Make sure you use warm water to activate the yeast properly
  • Using a fresh good quality all purpose flour will make a difference in the taste of the bread
  • Preheat your oven to the right temperature helps to ensure the bread rises properly and develops a nice crust
  • Allow the bread to cool before you slice it

Storage instructions

Store the bread in a cool dry place using an airtight plastic bag up to 3 days for the best freshness.

This homemade bread freezes well by slicing and using freezer-safe bags for up to 3 months.

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Homemade White Bread


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  • Author: Sandra Flegg
  • Total Time: 2 hours 40 minutes
  • Yield: 4 loaves of bread

Description

This easy Homemade White Bread with yeast recipe has the perfect soft texture and delicious flavor with just 6 simple ingredients that you have in your pantry. There is nothing like making and serving your family fresh homemade bread free of preservatives.


Ingredients

5 cups hot water
5 tablespoons sugar

2 tablespoons yeast

2 teaspoons salt
2/3 cup shortening or vegetable oil

12 cups all-purpose flour


Instructions

  1. Prepare 4 loaf pans with a thin layer of cold butter on the bottoms and sides of four 8×4- inch or 9×5-inch loaf pans or spray with cooking spray.

  2. In a large bowl mix warm water with sugar and yeast. Let the mixture sit for about 10 minutes or until frothy.

  3. Add salt, vegetable oil, and 6 cups of flour. Mix with a handheld mixer on medium- low speed for five minutes.

  4. Add 6 more cups of flour and mix thoroughly with a wooden spoon.

  5. Leaving the spoon in the bowl, cover the dough with a glass plate or plastic wrap until the dough has doubled in size.

  6. Mix the dough down and let it rest for 10 minutes. Repeat this step four times.

  7. Place dough on an oiled countertop. Divide it into four equal pieces and shape it into smooth balls.
  8. Press dough with your hands or use a rolling pin to form dough into a rectangle about 8 wide and 12 inches long.
  9. Roll up the dough from the short and tuck the seam side down. Place the roll into the prepared bread pan and rise in a warm place until doubled in size.
  10. Bake in a preheated oven at 350°F for 30-45 minutes.

Notes

Storage instructions:

Store the bread in a cool dry place using an airtight plastic bag up to 3 days for the best freshness.

This homemade bread freezes well by slicing and using freezer-safe bags for up to 3 months.

  • Prep Time: 40 minutes
  • Resting Time: 90 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Category: Bread
  • Method: Oven Baked
  • Cuisine: American

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