Basic white bread is a great recipe for any cook. Your family will love you for making this. I remember when I was growing up and my mom would make bread. I use to ask her for a piece of the dough! I am not sure why I liked it so much.

I think about that now and I almost lose my lunch. But if you eat a slice of basic white bread after this has been baked, that is the best treat ever. The smell that baked bread makes, leaves the best smell ever in your house.

It reminds your family how much you love them. Make some today; add it to a bowl of soup and you are going to be in heaven.

 

Basic White Bread

 

What Ingredients Do I Need For Basic White Bread?

  • Sugar
  • Salt
  • Yeast
  • Water
  • Powdered milk
  • Flour (all-purpose or bread)
  • Vegetable oil

 

How Do I Make Basic White Bread?

Putting Together Ingredients:

  • In a medium bowl, place 1 cup water with 1/2 teaspoon sugar and 5 teaspoons yeast. Water should be around 110-130 degrees.
  • Let yeast rise for 6-8 minutes.
  • Place 5 cups of the flour, 1/4 cup sugar, 4 teaspoons salt, 2/3 cup powdered milk, and 2 Tablespoons vegetable oil, into a large bowl with a bread attachment.
  • Add the yeast mixture. Mix, and start adding the other 4 cups of water.
  • Then add enough flour to make it just a little tacky. (Around 12 cups total).
  • Mix for 4-5 minutes.

Preparing Bread to Bake:

  • Spray or grease a very large bowl.
  • Remove the dough and place it in the greased bowl. Place a piece of plastic wrap that has been sprayed with cooking spray over the top of the dough, or I just place the lid very loosely over the top, (my bowl holds 42 cups). Tupperware’s largest bowl.
  • Let rise for 45 minutes.
  • Punch down the dough.
  • Take a serrated knife and cut into 4 equal pieces.
  • Flatten the dough into a rectangle and then roll up starting with the longest ends.
  • Place the dough into 4 greased bread pans. Place sprayed plastic wrap over the dough. I use the same piece.
  • Let rise for 20-30 more minutes.

Baking and Preparing to Eat Basic White Bread:

  • Bake in a preheated oven at 375 degrees, for 30-45 minutes. Again, it depends on your stove. Mine took 30 minutes.
  • Remove when the bread is golden brown, or the temperature in the middle of the bread is 195-210 degrees.
  • Butter the top of the bread using a pastry brush.
  • Remove bread loaves from the bread pans onto a wire rack. Otherwise your bread will go soggy.
  • Use a serrated knife to cut when ready to eat.
  • This makes 4 loaves.

 

Today, we have been taking bushes and trees out of our yard. We had one tree that we really loved, but it got a bug of some sort and it started to die. We had crazy winds yesterday and so we decided that it was time for it to come down.

I left for about an hour and when I got back, my husband, son and his friend had 3 bushes and 1 tree out of the ground. So we spent the rest of the day chopping, cutting and cleaning. It is so strange how it changes the whole look of things.

Tips and Tricks for Basic White Bread:

  • Always use warm water for your bread dough.
  • Make sure you add sugar to your yeast. Yeast needs warm water to wake up but it needs sugar to rise your bread.
  • Don’t add too much flour. While sticky dough isn’t easy to work with, adding too much flour causes your bread to come out more dense. Add just enough flour to make a soft dough that is tacky to the touch.
  • Use a good bread knife. A poor knife squishes your bread when you’re slicing it.

 

My cute daughter-in-law said that she didn’t even recognize the house. We had these fun little pine bushes, but they kept getting so much bigger every year, we knew that they had to go or they were going to damage our sidewalk.

So out they all came. It is a little crazy; you buy them and put them in, and then sometimes they grow too big and you have to take them out. Hmmm I think grass is looking better and better and you don’t even have to weed it, other than put weed and feed on it. However, it is nice to have some color in the yard and so I will be looking for something new in the spring.

 

 

How Do I Store Basic White Bread? 

  • Let the bread cool completely.
  • Place each loaf in an individual Ziploc bag.
  • Homemade basic white bread will last up to 2 to 3 days stored at room temperature.

 

Can I Freeze Basic White Bread?

  • Basic White Bread freezes very well.
  • Let the bread cool completely.
  • At this point, you can leave the loaf whole or slice it if you want. (I do one sometimes, and the other sometimes, depending on my intended use for the bread).
  • Place each loaf in an individual Ziploc bag.
  • To thaw it, remove from freezer and place in the fridge for a few hours.

 

So, when we came in the house, it sure was nice to have a slice of this amazing basic white bread with a little butter and some honey on top. And if you want, you could just mix up a batch of honey butter.

I will have to get busy and get my recipe for honey butter on the blog. Halloween is coming and I can just dream of some scones with honey butter on top. Yep, I guess I know what I will be making next week. Are you all ready for your Halloween family meal?

I will be going and getting a pumpkin for our dinner in a pumpkin next week. I can’t even believe it. But I hope that you get a chance to make this yummy basic white bread, and I am grateful for my sister-in-law who shared it with me!!

More Delicious Bread Recipes:

Cinnamon Burst Bread

French Bread

Whole Wheat Bread

 

Yield: 4 loaves

Basic White Bread

Basic White Bread

Basic white bread is an easy go to recipe. This soft fluffy bread has an out of this world taste and goes great with any meal.

Prep Time 2 hours
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 4 tsps salt
  • 5 tsps yeast
  • 5 cups water
  • 2/3 cup powdered milk
  • 12 cups flour (all-purpose or bread)
  • 2 Tbsps vegetable oil

Instructions

  1. In a medium bowl, place 1 cup water with 1/2 tsp sugar and the yeast. Water should be around 110-130 degrees.
  2. Let yeast rise for 6-8 minutes.
  3. Place 5 cups of the flour,sugar, salt, powdered milk, and the vegetable oil, into a large bowl with a bread attachment.
  4. Add the yeast mixture. Mix, and start adding the other 4 cups of the water.
  5. Then add enough flour to make it just a little tacky. (Around 12 cups total).
  6. Mix for 4-5 minutes.
  7. Spray or grease a very large bowl.
  8. Remove the dough and place in the greased bowl. Place a piece of plastic wrap that has been sprayed with cooking spray over the top of the dough or I just place the lid very loosely over the top, (my bowl holds 42 cups).Tupperware's largest bowl.
  9. Let rise for 45 minutes.
  10. Punch down the dough.
  11. Take a serrated knife and cut into 4 equal pieces.
  12. Flatten the dough into a rectangle and then roll up starting with the longest ends.
  13. Place the dough into 4 greased bread pans. Place sprayed plastic wrap over the dough. I use the same piece.
  14. Let rise for 20-30 more minutes.
  15. Bake in a preheated oven at 375 degrees, for 30-45 minutes. Again, it depends on your stove. Mine took 30 minutes.
  16. Remove when the bread is golden brown or the middle temperature is 195-210 degrees.
  17. Butter the top of the bread using a pastry brush.
  18. Remove bread loaves from the bread pans onto a wire rack. Otherwise your bread will go soggy.
  19. Use a serrated knife to cut when ready to eat.
  20. This makes 4 loaves.

Nutrition Information

Yield

40

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 153 Total Fat 1g Saturated Fat 0g Trans Fat 0g Unsaturated Fat 1g Cholesterol 0mg Sodium 241mg Carbohydrates 31g Net Carbohydrates 0g Fiber 1g Sugar 2g Sugar Alcohols 0g Protein 4g
This data was provided and calculated by Nutritionix

 

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