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Simple Homemade White Bread

A delicious old-fashioned white bread recipe just like Grandma used to make!
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CourseSide Dish, Snack
Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time25 minutes
Rising Time1 hour 30 minutes
Servings12 slices


  • 1 package dry yeast about 2 ¼ teaspoons
  • 1 cup warm water about 30-40 seconds in the microwave is perfect
  • 3 cups bread flour if you can't find this go ahead and use all-purpose
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tsp honey


  • In a large bowl, mix the honey and warm water together, add the yeast and stir until dissolved.
  • Add 2 ½ cups of the flour and the salt to the yeast mixture.
  • Stir until you get a ball of dough. The dough will be soft.
  • ---all of these parts are super handy to do if you have a mixer!
  • Put the dough on a floured surface. Knead until smooth and stretchy (about 9 minutes) adding in the remaining flour as needed to keep the dough from becoming too sticky.
  • ---if you have a mixer with a dough hook...use it here!
  • Place the dough in a bowl sprayed with cooking spray or coated with oil.
  • Put the bowl in a warm place and cover with a towel (or use my warm water in bowl method above :)) or plastic wrap sprayed with cooking spray.
  • Let the dough rise until doubled in size. (about 45 minutes)
  • Punch your down and then cover and wait 5 minutes.
  • Gently shape the dough into a loaf.
  • Place in loaf pan coated with spray, butter, shortening.
  • Cover (again with a towel or sprayed plastic wrap) and let rise until doubled again (about 45 minutes)
  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C)
  • Bake at 450 degrees for about 20 minutes.
  • if you like...apply a egg or milk wash before baking.


Calories: 115kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 196mg | Potassium: 31mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Calcium: 5mg | Iron: 1mg