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Easy Homemade White Bread

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This Easy Homemade White Bread is a simple, made from scratch, classic homemade bread recipe that is soft and easy to slice for sandwiches or toast. 

This recipe uses all-purpose flour but can also be made with bread flour. It takes about 1 hour to rise, then bakes up fluffy and golden brown and makes just 1 loaf.

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How to make easy homemade White Bread:

In the bowl of a stand mixer, stir together the flour, sugar, salt, and yeast. Click for a KitchenAid stand mixer.

Add the oil and warm water.  The water should feel just barely warm to your finger (100 – 115 degrees F). Water that is too hot will kill yeast.

Mix with the dough hook for 1 minute and then check the consistency of the dough.  The dough should be very sticky.  If it is too dry, add more water.

Mix for 5 minutes.  Don’t add any more flour after the dough has finished mixing.

bread dough mixed in a bowl

Shape into a loaf of desired shape, place in a greased loaf pan, and cover with a dish towel. 

bread dough shaped into a loaf in a loaf pan

Preheat the oven to 170 degrees F. This is to let the dough rise.

Once the oven is preheated, turn the heat off. Place the loaf pan inside. Close the door and allow to rise for about 1 hour until risen about ½” – 1” above the pan edge.

risen bread dough ready to bake

Remove the loaf pan from the oven and set aside.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

a single loaf of bread on a tray

Bake for 25 minutes, or until golden brown.

Easy Homemade White Bread

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Yield: 1 loaf - 16 slices

Easy Homemade White Bread

Easy Homemade White Bread

This Easy Homemade White Bread is a simple, made from scratch, classic homemade bread recipe that is soft and easy to slice for sandwiches or toast. This recipe uses all-purpose flour but can also be made with bread flour. It takes about 1 hour to rise, then bakes up fluffy and golden brown and makes just 1 loaf.

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Rise Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 45 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 2/3 cups all-purpose flour, or bread flour
  • 2 Tbsp sugar
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 2 1/2 tsp active dry yeast
  • 1 Tbsp canola or vegetable oil
  • 1 cup warm water (somewhere between 100 and 115 degrees Fahrenheit)

Instructions

  1. In bowl of stand mixer, stir together flour, sugar, salt, and yeast. Click for a KitchenAid stand mixer.
  2. Add oil and warm water.  The water should feel just barely warm to your finger (100 – 115 degrees F). Water that is too hot will kill yeast.
  3. Mix with dough hook for 1 minute and then check consistency of dough.  The dough should be very sticky.  If it is too dry, add more water.
  4. Mix for 5 minutes.  Don’t add any more flour after dough has finished mixing.
  5. Shape into a loaf of desired shape, place in a greased loaf pan, and cover with a dish towel. 
  6. Preheat oven to 170 degrees F. This is to let dough rise.
  7. Once oven is preheated, turn heat off. Place loaf pan inside. Close door and allow to rise for about 1 hour until risen about ½” – 1” above pan edge.
  8. Remove loaf pan from oven and set aside.
  9. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  10. Bake for 25 minutes, or until golden brown.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

16

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 122Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 111mgCarbohydrates: 24gFiber: 1gSugar: 2gProtein: 3g

Nutrition information is a guideline only, is calculated automatically by third party software, and absolute accuracy is not guaranteed.

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