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Homemade White Bread

This simple Homemade White Bread recipe makes the most soft and fluffy loaves that bake up nice and tall and fill your entire house with the most amazing smell.  It makes the best sandwich bread, toast or afternoon snack.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Rising time1 hr 30 mins
Total Time2 hrs 30 mins
Course: Bread
Cuisine: American
Servings: 3 loaves
Calories: 1659kcal

Ingredients

Dough

  • 3 Cups Water warm
  • ¼ Cup Sugar
  • 1 ½ Tablespoons Active Dry Yeast
  • ¼ Cup Avocado Oil or room temperature butter
  • 2 large Eggs
  • 1 Tablespoon Salt
  • 8 ½-9 Cups All-Purpose Flour

To Top the Loaves

  • 1 large Egg
  • 1 Tablespoon Water
  • 2 Tablespoons Butter melted

Instructions

  • Grease three 8.5" x 4.5" bread pans with butter.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine the warm water, sugar, and yeast. Mix well, then let sit for 5-10 minutes, or until the yeast is frothy and bubbly.
  • Once the yeast has proofed, add the oil, salt, eggs and half of the flour into the yeast mixture and mix on low using the dough hook until combined.
  • Continue adding one cup of flour at a time, then mixing on low speed, until the dough pulls away from the sides and looks smooth. Once all of your flour is added, knead on medium speed for about 3 minutes. It should look smooth and elastic.
  • Cover with plastic wrap and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 30-45 minutes.
  • Once your dough has doubled, divide into 3 even pieces. Sprinkle flour on your counter, then very gently roll each loaf into a roughly 8"x12" rectangle using a rolling pin (the shorter side of the rectangle should be about the length of your baking pans).
  • Starting at the shorter end, roll each rectangle up tightly, then pinch the end to seal the seam. Tuck each of the ends under, then place seam-side down into your greased bread pans.
  • Whisk together the egg and water and brush a thin, even layer over the tops of each loaf of dough using a pastry brush. Let rise again until doubled in size, about 30-45 minutes.
  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Once your loaves have doubled in size, bake all three at the same time for 28-30 minutes, or until golden brown (an instant-read thermometer should read 195 degrees F when inserted into the center of your loaves).
  • When the bread is done, remove from the oven and brush melted butter over the top of each loaf. Let cool for about 10-15 minutes, then remove from the baking pans and let cool completely on a wire rack before slicing. Enjoy!

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Notes

How to Make Bread (Without a Mixer)

Do not let your lack of a standing mixture stop you from making this Homemade White Bread recipe.  Does a mixer make life easier and cleaner? Sure does, but it is by no means 100% necessary.  Here’s what you’ll need to do:
  1. Proof the yeast in a large bowl by mixing together the warm water, sugar, and yeast and letting it sit for about 10 minutes until it bubbles.
  2. Once your yeast is nice and bubbly, whisk in the oil, eggs, and salt and mix to combine.
  3. Place about 7-8 cups of your flour in a circular mound on your countertop and make a well in the center that’s large enough to hold the wet ingredients.  If you have a bowl that is large enough, you can use that instead.
  4. Add your wet ingredients into the center well and start to press the flour into the well.  You are basically trying to mix it all together while avoiding the flour dam breaking and liquid spilling onto your floor!
  5. Continue to mix until it is all combined, and add knead in more flour, about ½ cup at a time,  until your dough is nice and shiny and not sticky.
  6. Knead on your counter top for about 8-10 minutes, or until the dough is very shiny and elastic.
  7. Once you have kneaded the dough, you can transfer it to a clean bowl that has been lightly sprayed with pan spray, and let rise until doubled in size.  From here, just continue on with the same steps as they are listed in the instructions.
  8. Divide your dough into 3 even pieces.  Take each piece one at a time and gently roll them into a rectangle - the shorter end should be about as long as your baking pan, and the longer end should be about 12”.
  9. Once you’ve got your rectangles, you can tightly roll them up and pinch the end to seal the seam up.  
  10. Tuck each end of the loaf under and place seam-side down into your greased baking pans.
  11. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Once your loaves have doubled in size, bake all three at the same time for 28-30 minutes or until golden brown (an instant-read thermometer should read 195 degrees F when inserted into the center of your loaves).

Nutrition

Serving: 24g | Calories: 1659kcal | Carbohydrates: 288g | Protein: 44g | Fat: 34g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 206mg | Sodium: 2483mg | Potassium: 467mg | Fiber: 10g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 503IU | Calcium: 88mg | Iron: 17mg