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Homemade White Bread Recipe

  • Author: Mindee
  • Prep Time: 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Total Time: 3 hours 15 minutes
  • Yield: 1 Loaf 1x
  • Category: Bread
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American


Make your own Homemade White Bread with this easy white bread recipe! There’s nothing better than the smell of homemade bread baking!



  • 1 1/2 Cups Warm Water
  • 3 Tbs . Sugar
  • 1 Tbs . Active Dry Yeast
  • 4 Tbs . room temperature Butter
  • 1 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 34 Cups All Purpose Flour


  1. In the bowl of a stand mixer, dissolve the yeast and sugar in the warm water. Let stand 5 minutes to get foamy.
  2. Mix in the butter, salt, and 3 cups of the flour with a dough hook.
  3. Once well combined, add the last cup of flour 1/4 cup at a time until the dough forms a ball, pulls away from the sides of the bowl and is only slightly sticky to the touch. YOU MAY NOT NEED THE ENTIRE LAST CUP OF FLOUR.
  4. Knead for 3 minutes at medium speed.
  5. Cover the bowl with a dish cloth and allow dough to rise until doubled. This will take up to 45 minutes.
  6. Dump the risen dough out onto a lightly floured surface and shape into a loaf.  Place in a greased bread pan.
  7. Cover and let rise until doubled.  This will take up to 60 minutes.
  8. Bake the bread at 350 degrees, for 20 minutes, tent with some tin foil and continue to bake another 20-25 minutes. Your bread loaf should sound hollow when thumped.
  9. Run a small cube of butter over the top the hot bread loaf. Let cool for 10 minutes in the bread pan before turning it out onto a wire rack to cool completely.


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Keywords: homemade bread, white bread