Milk-and-Honey White Bread Recipe
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Milk-and-Honey White Bread Recipe

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My dad has been a wheat farmer all his life and my state is the wheat capital, so this recipe represents my region and my family well. This bread never lasts too long at our house.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + rising Bake: 30 min.
MAKES:32 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + rising Bake: 30 min.
MAKES: 32 servings


  • 2 packages (1/4 ounce each) active dry yeast
  • 2-1/2 cups warm milk (110° to 115°)
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 8 to 8-1/2 cups all-purpose flour

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 149 calories, 2g fat (1g saturated fat), 6mg cholesterol, 172mg sodium, 28g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in warm milk. Add honey, butter, salt and 5 cups of flour; beat until smooth. Add enough remaining flour to form a soft dough.
  2. Turn onto a floured board; knead until smooth and elastic, about 6-8 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.
  3. Punch dough down and shape into two loaves. Place in greased 9-in. x 5-in. loaf pans. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 30 minutes.
  4. Bake at 375° for 30-35 minutes or until golden brown. Cover loosely with foil if top browns too quickly. Remove from pans and cool on wire racks. Yield: 2 loaves.
Originally published as Milk-and-Honey White Bread in Country June/July 1996, p49

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Loiscooks User ID: 3656565 250650
Reviewed Jul. 20, 2016

"Good recipe. I will make this again."

Bonnielucaz User ID: 8771537 243877
Reviewed Feb. 15, 2016

"I am a beekeeper and this is my favorite honey recipe . Great texture and taste"

theboysinironwood User ID: 410523 239921
Reviewed Dec. 21, 2015

"This is my go to bread.

My husband loves it.
I felt guilty when I ran out of my bread and had to run to the store and buy a loaf."

ninaSBecker User ID: 8159192 214934
Reviewed Dec. 14, 2014

"Timeless and perfect bread. My wonder twins (age 5 & 4) loves it. Won't eat store bought anymore."

hoofless User ID: 8128006 29050
Reviewed Nov. 26, 2014

"love the aroma in my kitchen..while making bread.."

IsntLifeWendyful User ID: 7187412 14629
Reviewed Sep. 23, 2014

"The bread was excellent! I bake a lot of bread and this was by far the best I've ever baked. Scrumptious!!!"

Betsy_952 User ID: 7908666 23480
Reviewed Jul. 28, 2014

"five stars all the way. this recipe turned out exactly how it appeared in the picture for me. Light sweet taste of honey, sliced beautifully, and it was so easy to make. perfect for sandwiches. i placed a bowl full of hot water in the oven while it cooked and scored the top of the loaf. i did cover the last 4 minutes with tin foil so it didnt over brown. my first try at this recipe was a total success. I will definitely make it again, and again. (and again)"

Moldova User ID: 7418610 11339
Reviewed Sep. 24, 2013

"My wife and kids REALLY love this bread. The recipe is easy, the ingredients simple, the taste out of this world."

turleyj2 User ID: 7398772 23239
Reviewed Sep. 6, 2013

"Fantastic recipe, it turned out beautifully!"

kccaid_MI User ID: 43704 20948
Reviewed May. 27, 2013

"I've made this bread several times for my family and to give to others. It's definitely a favorite. I also used leftovers for bread pudding once and my dad proclaimed it the best bread pudding he'd ever had!"

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