Simple recipe for white bread with everything you need to know for great results even if it's your first time baking bread!
Prep Time 20minutes
Cook Time 40minutes
Rising Time 2hours
Total Time 3hours
Carbs (g): 20
2teaspoonsyeast (or 1 package)
1teaspoonsalt(*Without salt, the loaf will fall. Don’t omit or use a salt substitute.)
1tablespooncanola oil or vegetable oil (optional)
Mix water, yeast, sugar, salt and 1/4 cup of the flour. Let sit for 10 minutes in a warm spot to proof.
Add oil (if using) and one cup of the flour. Mix well. Add remaining flour as needed to make stiff dough.
Knead final flour into dough, being careful not to add so much flour that dough become dry. Knead until dough becomes smooth and elastic.
Put dough in oiled bowl and turn so that dough is completely coated with the oil.
Let rise until doubled, then punch dough down.
Let rise until doubled again, then form into loaf and place in greased pan.
Preheat oven to 350, and bake 40 minutes. Bread is done when brown (slightly darker than just “golden”) — if you tap on the top with a finger, it will sound hollow when done.Remove from oven when done. Remove from pan as soon as possible if you like a crunchy crust (if you leave the hot bread in the pan, steam will soften the crust where it’s in contact with the pan).
Makes 1 small loaf (10 slices) — make 1-1/2 batches for a full loaf in a 9 x 5 bread pan. You don’t have to bake this in a loaf pan — you can use a cookie sheet, casserole, cake pan or whatever, as long as the bread won’t overflow it when it rises.Cool before cutting. If you have a bread knife or serrated knife, it won’t crush the loaf as much as a regular blade will. With any knife, use a gentle touch so as not to crush the loaf.Read Yeast Bread Making 101 for detailed instructions and over 40 photos to guide you every step of the way.
Homemade White Bread Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 114Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Saturated Fat 0g0%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.