Homemade White Bread Recipe - Yummy !!

Homemade Heaven!

Lovely fresh loaves slathered in butter!
Lovely fresh loaves slathered in butter! | Source

Fresh Home Made Bread Step 1

There is nothing quite like the smell of yeast bread baking in one's oven.

I find the aroma to be therapeutic and soothing. I drool in anticipation of slathering butter on the still warm heel as I cut into the loaf.

This is the recipe and method I have found the most success with.

1 TBSP. of instant yeast

1/4 cup warm water

2 TBSP. white sugar

1 tsp. salt

1 3/4's cups warm water or milk

2 TBSP. oil

5 to 6 cups white flour

  • I often substitute up to a cup of the white flour with a combination of whole wheat flour, ground flax and uncooked oats.

Add the sugar to 1/4 cup warm water. Stir until disolved. Add yeast and let stand for a few minutes.

  • Pour remaining 1 3/4 cup of warm water or milk to yeast mixture.
  • Add oil.
  • Add 5 cups flour in 1/2 cup increments, mixing well as you go.
  • Add the 6th cup of flour sparingly and only if necessary. Too much flour makes a dry bread.
  • Turn out dough onto a lightly floured surface.
  • Knead for up to 10 minutes, until your dough is smooth.
  • To knead, push dough into a flattened shape with the balls of your hands. Fold dough over towards yourself, flatten and repeat. If you handle the dough gently you will be rewarded with an excellent finished product.
  • Shape dough into a ball, cover with a cloth and let it sit for about 10 minutes. While your dough is resting, prepare two bread pans by thoroughly oiling them. Give both pans a light dusting of flour.


Fresh Baked..!

Fresh baked today!!!  Whole wheat, ground flax and white flour bread
Fresh baked today!!! Whole wheat, ground flax and white flour bread

Organic Yeast

I use Organic Goods When the Prices are Not Prohibitive
I use Organic Goods When the Prices are Not Prohibitive

Bread Pans

Bread pans in different sizes, be sure to adjust baking times accordingly
Bread pans in different sizes, be sure to adjust baking times accordingly

Fresh Homemade Bread: Step 2

  • Cut dough in half.
  • Using half of the dough at a time, roll it out with a rolling pin, forming a 10 by 14 inch shape.
  • Begin rolling dough from the edge closest to you, tucking the ends under as you go.
  • Place rolled dough in the two prepared bread pans.
  • Set in a warm place, I heat my oven to 200 degrees, turn it off and place my loaves, covered with a slightly damp, clean cloth, in the oven to rise.
  • Let dough rise for up to 1 1/2 hours. If you poke the dough and the indent stays, it's ready to bake
  • Place the two loaves in a 400 degree pre-heated oven.
  • Bake for 30 -35 minutes until the tops are golden brown.
  • After you remove loaves from the oven brush the tops with butter to give them a yummy soft crust.

I find this to be a resilient recipe. Be adventurous when substituting some of the white flour. As I mentioned above, I substitute up to one cup of the white flour with ground flax, whole wheat flour, oats, rye flour.

Enjoy!!

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ShyeAnne 3 years ago from Deep Bay, British Columbia, Canada Author

Hi Jackie! Thanks for checking out some of my hubs. I appreciate it. This is a great bread recipe, no fail!! I don't have access to an oven these days and I am having baking withdrawal...


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Jackie Lynnley 3 years ago from The Beautiful South

This sounds so good and I am having no luck with my sour dough starter I am going to try it. Thank you!


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ShyeAnne 3 years ago from Deep Bay, British Columbia, Canada Author

Thank you Vicki for commenting on my post. This bread recipe is delicious! One of my favorites. I was a camp cook for many years and this was always a hit. Quadra is a beautiful place!


Vickiw 3 years ago

Great bread recipe which I plan to try tomorrow. Lucky you to live on Quadra, one of my favourite places.


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creativelycc 4 years ago from Maine

Just to let you know, the bread came out delicious! I've been making bread for a long time now and this is one of the easiest and best recipes I've tried. Guess what happened, I left the loaves to cool on my kitchen counter and my golden retriever devoured part of one, apparently he loved it too. I should have known better, because he has done that before with our holiday pies. Thank you again, and the best to you!


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ShyeAnne 4 years ago from Deep Bay, British Columbia, Canada Author

Thank you creativelycc for trying my recipe! it is a no fail! I love fresh baked bread..


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creativelycc 4 years ago from Maine

Great recipe, I'm making it right now, thank you very much!


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ShyeAnne 5 years ago from Deep Bay, British Columbia, Canada Author

I agree, there is nothing quite like the smell of fresh bread baking. thanks for your comments American_Choices.


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American_Choices 5 years ago from USA

I love warm bread and feel this a great family tradition. My mother in law always bakes fresh bread - the smell is memorable.


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ShyeAnne 5 years ago from Deep Bay, British Columbia, Canada Author

Thank you Julie58. I had just taken the loaves out of the oven and brushed them with butter to soften the crust. I used to think baking bread was something beyond the realm of my expertise but after practising a bit, I realised it is an entertaining and rewarding endeavor!


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julie58 5 years ago from Fareham, UK

Your loaves look delicious! Love the shiny top .... I have a bread machine and must admit, the loaves never look like this when they come out!!!!

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