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 (16 slices each).
Originally published as Milk-and-Honey White Bread in Country June/July 1996 , p49

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Dave User ID: 8970878 258885
Reviewed Dec. 30, 2016

"Was a good loaf as is but I?switched it to bread flour, used NFD milk and cut the recipe in half to get one loaf. Now it's AMAZING."

Brittany User ID: 8990021 258390
Reviewed Dec. 20, 2016

"This was such an easy recipe to follow, and a joy to make! Hubby was delighted to be surprised with freshly baked bread when he came home from work today. Admittedly, I did buy a loaf from the store just in case I screwed this one up, but I am fairly certain the store-bought loaf will be going into the freezer...if these loaves last long, that is!"

mom2lauren User ID: 7407229 257655
Reviewed Dec. 4, 2016

"A delicious bread! easy recipe to follow. Great flavour!"

matthew User ID: 8967489 256742
Reviewed Nov. 13, 2016

"I make bread and dinner rolls all the time and my family has declared this bread their favorite."

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!!!"

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