"This is the recipe I've used for white bread for years. It's simple, light and delicious." — ROBBOB
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1 1/2 cups
2 (.25 ounce) packages
active dry yeast
warm water (110 degrees F/45 degrees C)
awesome- reliable & delicious. my family finally approves of the bread i made, lol (i.e., not wheat or sourdough or rye- actual white bread.) as fine a white loaf as i've ever tasted, & foolproof (this is the 3rd time i've made it). my husband is very glad he got me a kitchenaid mixer for christmas last year! he is on a low carb diet, & even he eats this bread. i usually just throw it all in the mixer (except for the last cup of flour, which i add gradually if needed); i use a good white bread flour, & knead for about 10 minutes. also, i usually make something else with the extra dough (as it is a two-loaf recipe); it makes fine cinnamon rolls, & this time, hot dog buns. the best review i've ever written here- the best recipe.
This bread bakes wonderfully. I substituted all-purpose flour for some of the bread flour, and I didn't use all of the flour called for (2 1/2 cups bread flour, about 3 cups all purpose). If you put butter on the bread before plopping it in the oven the crust turns out great. Keep the bread warm when it rises and it will bake nicely!
O M G! I'm not really a fan of 'white' bread but made this thinking to use it for homemade Panko bread crumbs. Well, I ended up eating the bread! Yum YUM! I did 1/2 the recipe and used lard vs shortening. Man, I'm making the whole recipe next time...it's that good! I did decrease the sugar a bit and glad I did, it was plenty sweet. I could barely contain the dough it was rising so fast but that's okay. I like the 3 rise method but I think when I go with full recipe I'll use only 1 package of yeast. I'm sure that will be plenty. Anyway...was soooooo good with fresh egg salad or sliced while still warm w/some butter. I may attempt to replace 1 C of white with wheat flour but no more than that. I don't want it to become heavy. Thanks for this recipe...I LOVE IT! Oh, I did add a T of fresh chopped rosemary and I feel you could turn this into any herb flavored bread of your liking. I'm sure this would make awesome dinner rolls or dough for cinnamon rolls.
Thank you SO much!! I love baking but bread has always been my nemesis, I could create Italian and Spanish inspired wonders but the secret to regular bread had eluded me for nearly a year. This recipe has changed everything! It turned out amazing, it has a nice flaky crust with a beautiful savoury, buttery flavour. I halved the recipe, used butter instead of shortening, and for fear of lack of flavour added 1/2 tsp of salt. This baker is very happy, thanks for giving me confidence with bread again!
Absolutely the best bread recipe I have ever tried. I did use butter instead of shortening. I did make rolls instead of a loaf...they melted in my mouth. I will throw away all my old bread recipes.
I used pear sauce instead of butter. Just used a tablespoon of butter and used half whole wheat flour but the loaf in the end was amazing!!
Excellent!! One of best breads I have made
I rarely rate recipes, because I am often dissapointed in even highly rated recipes, but if I could give this more stars, I would! This is absolutely the best white bread I have ever made or eaten. My husband loved it as well, and he is strictly a store-bought white bread boy. ONLY change I made was to substitute butter for the shortening, and added another teaspoon of sugar. The bread baked up beautifully, had a wonderful fine texture, was very soft and, most importantly, was delicious. I will make this regularly from now on. Thanks so much for this great recipe; I've tossed all my other white bread recipes!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
White Yeast Loaves
Serving Size: 1/20 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 20
Amount Per Serving
** Calories: 256
** Calories from Fat: 61
Mmm, delicious homemade bread just like grandma used to make.
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