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This farmhouse homemade white bread recipe is my go to for quick fresh bread. I am sure you have these basic ingredients in your house right now. This basic homemade white bread recipe does not need any eggs or milk and its so easy to whip up!

Homemade white bread
Homemade white bread

Homemade white bread is easier and more affordable than you think. It has simple ingredients that most people have in their kitchens right now. Nothing like having soft fresh bread for toast in the mornings, or sandwiches in the afternoon. My son loves this bread toasted plain with butter for an after school snack.

Homemade white bread
Homemade white bread

Baking tips for great homemade white bread.

  • For those who want a vegan homemade white bread its easy, just substitute the butter for oil.
  • If you enjoy a sweeter bread make the recipe with the butter, if not use the oil!
  • When using a mixer with a dough hook be careful not to over knead the dough.
  • To ensure the dough has risen enough make sure the dough has doubled in size.
Homemade white bread
Homemade white bread

Why is My Homemade White Bread Too Dense?

When making homemade white bread there is a bit of flexibility when adding the flour. If you add a lot of flour it will be too dense. Add just enough flour to make it slightly tacky to the touch but not sticky and you will end up with perfect bread every time.

Can I Over Knead Dough?

The short answer is yes. When you knead you dough by hand or mixer it should be mixed until it is elastic-y and just tacky to the touch but not sticky. If you have over kneaded the dough it can help to let the dough rise for an extra amount of time to help it relax. This dough was mixed in a stand mixer with a dough hook for about 3-4 minutes only.

Homemade white bread
Homemade white bread

This is a favourite because its fast and you only need 6 basic ingredients. The recipe makes two loaves and in my house we always freeze one loaf for the next week. This homemade white bread freezes really well for future use. Enjoy!

Karami.

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Farmhouse Homemade White Bread
Prep Time
2 hrs
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
2 hrs 30 mins
 

This farmhouse homemade white bread recipe is my go to for quick fresh bread. I am sure you have these basic ingredients in your house right now. This basic homemade white bread recipe does not need any eggs or milk and its so easy to whip up!

Cuisine: American
Keyword: Homemade White Bread
Servings: 2 Loaves
Author: Karami Urbanoski
Ingredients
  • 2 cups Warm Water
  • 2/3 cups White Sugar
  • 1.5 Tbsp Traditional Active Dry Yeast
  • 1.5 Tsp Salt
  • 1/4 Cup Melted Butter
  • 5.5 Cups All Purpose Flour
Instructions
  1. Disolve the sugar in the warm water.

  2. Add the yeast and stir well.

  3. Let sit for 10-20 minutes on the counter.

  4. In the mixing bowl pour in the melted butter and stir in the salt.

  5. Add the water/sugar/yeast mix to the mixing bowl and then add the flour all at once. 

  6. If using a stand mixer and dough hook set it on the low setting and mix for about 3-4 minutes.

  7. Put dough in a large oiled mixing bowl in a warm area to rise for 60 minutes or doubled in size. Make sure to cover the bowl with a tea towel for this time.

  8. After 60 minutes punch dough down and split into two equal amounts and put in oiled loaf pans.

  9. Put pans in warm area to rise again for 60 minutes or doubled in size - Covered.

  10. Once dough has risen put in the oven on the second lowet rack setting and turn the oven to 350 degrees. Set timer to 25 minutes.

  11. Continue to cook until the tops are deep golden brown and sound hollow when tapped.

  12. Remove from oven and let cool in pans for 5 minutes,  transfer to a wire baking rack to finsih cooling completely.

  13. Slice and enjoy!

 

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Author

Welcome to The Kitchen Magpie Farm! I'm Karami Urbanoski and I head up the care of all the animals out on the family farm in rural Alberta. I'm so glad to have you here and I hope you have fun reading about all my homesteading adventures!

3 Comments

  1. Frances Fairchild Reply

    Is your oven preheated to 350 degrees when you put the bread in the oven? It did not sound like it the way it was written. Just wanted to make sure. Normal recipes call for the preheated. The bread sounds wonderful!!!!
    Thanks!
    Frances

    • Hi Frances, I raised the bread in loaf pans in my oven. When it was ready I just turned the oven on to 350 and it was about 25-30 minutes from there. Thanks for stopping by!

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