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Homemade White Bread

This classic homemade white bread recipe is perfect for making bread at home. Made with simple ingredients, this homemade white bread recipe makes a fluffy and soft (but not flimsy) white bread with a perfectly crispy crust. Make your sandwiches and toast even more amazing with this homemade bread recipe.
Course bread
Cuisine American
Keyword how to make white bread, sandwich bread, white bread
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Rest Time 2 hours
Servings 10 slices
Calories 477kcal
Author Lauren


  • 2 Packets of dry active yeast 4 ½ teaspoon
  • 3 ½ Cups warm water divided
  • ¼ Cup granulated white sugar
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter softened and cubed
  • 9 Cups all purpose flour
  • Melted butter for brushing


  • In a large mixing bowl combine yeast and ¾ cups of warm water and allow to proof for 5 minutes.
  • Once proofed add in the sugar, salt, butter and remaining 2 2/3 cups water and blend until combined.
  • Gradually add in 5 cups of flour and mix on low until smooth.
  • Using a dough hook attachment or by hand, add in remaining flour and knead for 10 minutes.
  • Place dough in a large bowl coated with non-stick spray or butter and cover. Allow to rest for 1 hour.
  • After 1 hour, punch dough down and divide into 2 loaves.
  • Place dough into two 9 inch loaf pans that are greased and allow to rest for 1 hour or until dough has doubled in size.
  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees and bake uncovered for 15 minutes. After the first 15 minutes cover loaves with aluminum foil to prevent over browning and bake for an additional 15 minutes.
  • Remove loaves from oven and brush tops with melted butter. Allow to cool for 1 hour before slicing.


Calories: 477kcal | Carbohydrates: 93g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 9mg | Sodium: 708mg | Potassium: 172mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 105IU | Calcium: 22mg | Iron: 5mg