Country White Bread Recipe
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Country White Bread Recipe

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Anytime is the right time for a comforting slice of homemade bread. These loaves are especially nice since the crust stays so tender. This recipe is my husband Nick's favorite. He makes most of the bread at our house. -Joanne Shew Chuk, St. Benedict, Saskatchewan
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + rising Bake: 25 min. + cooling
MAKES:32 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + rising Bake: 25 min. + cooling
MAKES: 32 servings


  • 2 packages (1/4 ounce each) active dry yeast
  • 2 cups warm water (110° to 115°)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 6-1/2 to 7 cups all-purpose flour

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 125 calories, 2g fat (0 saturated fat), 13mg cholesterol, 226mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Add sugar, salt, eggs, oil and 3 cups flour; beat on medium speed until smooth. Stir in enough remaining flour to form a soft dough.
  2. Turn dough onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 6-8 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease the top. Cover with plastic wrap and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.
  3. Punch down dough. Divide in half and shape into loaves. Place in two greased 9x5-in. loaf pans. Cover with kitchen towels; let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour. Preheat oven to 375°.
  4. Bake until golden brown, 25-30 minutes. Remove from pans to wire racks to cool. Yield: 2 loaves (16 slices each).
Originally published as Country White Bread in Taste of Home August/September 1995, p37

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annrms User ID: 2649709 260396
Reviewed Jan. 28, 2017

"I don't usually make white bread, but I needed some "hearty white bread" for a meatloaf recipe. I could not see buying an expensive sliced white bread at the grocery so I made half of this recipe. The loaf came out great...sliced perfectly and has a great chew. I know I will finish the whole loaf!!! It's a keeper!!!"

keepinyouinstitches User ID: 2668277 248985
Reviewed Jun. 2, 2016

"my favorite ! will definitely make again!


ms.b. User ID: 2237045 241301
Reviewed Jan. 7, 2016

"This is by far the best basic white bread recipe I've used. I make it quite a bit, always turns out great."

SarahRKay User ID: 8677122 240354
Reviewed Dec. 27, 2015

"This recipe is one of the simplest, yet best recipes for home style bread I've made. My family enjoys it, we give it away and friends are so happy to get a nice warm loaf. This recipe usually makes 3 for us, as we've done it in two and the loaves are HUGE on top. So we do 2 loaves and cinnamon buns or 3 loaves. Enjoy!"

joeillig User ID: 8240378 219389
Reviewed Feb. 1, 2015

"Turned out great. I substituted warm milk for the water portion. It is sweet and a little doughy."

shanwow User ID: 7987096 218726
Reviewed Jan. 24, 2015

"This recipe was so easy and SO yummy! This is definitely being added to our family favorites."

kmejbs User ID: 7976359 1641
Reviewed Oct. 5, 2014

"I tried this recipe for the first time yesterday. It turned out wonderfully!! I halved the recipe and before putting the bread in the oven I misted the top with some water to improve the lift. This recipe is a keeper."

baugh_online User ID: 1541489 1050
Reviewed Aug. 30, 2014

"Turned out perfect! Will be making this again."

jpopik User ID: 100338 1637
Reviewed Mar. 27, 2014

"Great bread! I also use it for my cinnamon rolls."

BigRich1960 User ID: 7394109 2719
Reviewed Nov. 12, 2013

"I loved this recipe. The bread came out perfectly wonderful and very delicious. I will be using this recipe again."

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