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Homemade White Bread Recipe

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How to Make Homemade White Bread

Homemade White Bread

Prep Time 3 hours 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 4 hours
Servings 4 loaves


  • 10 Cups all-purpose flour, sifted and divided
  • 2 tsps salt
  • ¾ Cup granulated sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • ¾ Cups warm water
  • tsps yeast
  • ½ Cup melted butter (8 Tbsps)
  • ½ Cup additional melted butter for tops of loaves


  • In large bowl, mix butter, sugar and salt
  • In saucepan, scald milk
  • Pour milk over butter mixture and combine
  • While mixture is cooling, proof yeast in warm water
  • Once proofed, add to milk mixture
  • Add eggs and 5 cups of the flour, mix until thick.
  • Add additional 3 cups of flour, combine thoroughly
  • Dough should be slightly sticky. If too sticky, add more flour ¼ cup at a time until only slightly sticky.
  • Rest dough for 10 minutes
  • Turn dough out onto floured surface. Sprinkle flour overtop of dough
  • Knead until smooth, approximately 10 minutes
  • Place dough in a well oiled bowl, and cover with a warm, damp (lint-free) cloth
  • Let rise in warm place until dough has doubled, approximately 1 ½ half hours
  • Prepare 4 8-inch loaf pans
  • With greased fingers, punch dough down.
  • Pull enough dough from dough ball to fill each dough pan only ⅓ full
  • Form each piece of dough into a smooth, oblong shape
  • Place into loaf pan and gently press to spread dough into pan
  • Melt additional butter and brush over each loaf
  • Cover loaves with warm, damp towl and allow to rise again until doubled. Approximately 1 hour
  • Preheat oven to 375°
  • Remove damp towl, and place loaf pans inside oven
  • Bake until the top of the loaves have browned approximately 15 minutes
  • Lower heat to 350° and bake additional 10 - 15 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and cool on wire racks.
  • To freeze extra loaves, wrap in foil and place in large, zippered freezer bag
Course: Appetizer, Breads
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Bread Recipes, Homemade Bread, Homemade White Bread, White Bread
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