Basic Homemade Bread Recipe

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Basic Homemade Bread Recipe
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Basic Homemade Bread Recipe

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If you'd like to learn how to make bread, here's a wonderful place to start. This easy white bread recipe bakes up deliciously golden brown. There's nothing like the homemade aroma wafting through my kitchen as it bakes. —Sandra Anderson, New York, New York
MAKES:
32 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 20 min. + rising Bake: 30 min. + cooling
MAKES:
32 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 20 min. + rising Bake: 30 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 1 package (1/4 ounce) active dry yeast
  • 2-1/4 cups warm water (110° to 115°)
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 6-1/4 to 6-3/4 cups all-purpose flour

Directions

In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Add the sugar, salt, oil and 3 cups flour. Beat until smooth. Stir in enough remaining flour, 1/2 cup at a time, to form a soft dough.
Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, 8-10 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease the top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1-1/2 hours.
Punch dough down. Turn onto a lightly floured surface; divide dough in half. Shape each into a loaf. Place in two greased 9x5-in. loaf pans. Cover and let rise until doubled, 30-45 minutes.
Bake at 375° for 30-35 minutes or until golden brown and bread sounds hollow when tapped. Remove from pans to wire racks to cool. Yield: 2 loaves (16 slices each).
Originally published as Basic Homemade Bread in The Taste of Home Cookbook 2006, p452

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 102 calories, 1g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 222mg sodium, 20g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

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  • 1 package (1/4 ounce) active dry yeast
  • 2-1/4 cups warm water (110° to 115°)
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 6-1/4 to 6-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  1. In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Add the sugar, salt, oil and 3 cups flour. Beat until smooth. Stir in enough remaining flour, 1/2 cup at a time, to form a soft dough.
  2. Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, 8-10 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease the top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1-1/2 hours.
  3. Punch dough down. Turn onto a lightly floured surface; divide dough in half. Shape each into a loaf. Place in two greased 9x5-in. loaf pans. Cover and let rise until doubled, 30-45 minutes.
  4. Bake at 375° for 30-35 minutes or until golden brown and bread sounds hollow when tapped. Remove from pans to wire racks to cool. Yield: 2 loaves (16 slices each).
Originally published as Basic Homemade Bread in The Taste of Home Cookbook 2006, p452

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Constance63 User ID: 8293549 287990
Reviewed May. 19, 2018

"This is an excellent recipe...Its so easy and so good. I halved both loaves (after the first halves) to make twists, then egg washed and sesame seeds. Beautiful loaves."

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Karin User ID: 9466064 287939
Reviewed May. 18, 2018

"Love this bread. I make it at lease twice a month. Comes out perfect every time."

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Teresa User ID: 9462997 287725
Reviewed May. 12, 2018

"I love this bread. Eady to make and wonderful."

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Gina User ID: 9456953 287270
Reviewed Apr. 29, 2018

"This is THE best, and easiest bread recipe. I made a few adjustments but the foundation recipe for ingredients, measures and prep/cooking were straight from this recipe. [(I used bread flour instead of AP flour, olive oil on place of the canola (that's what I had on hand), and threw in some savory spices to give it a kick and it rose up better than any recipe I'd ever used, plus I put a dash of olive oil in the dough because I read that bread flour dough can be dry.]"

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tammycookblogsbooks User ID: 7112115 287137
Reviewed Apr. 26, 2018

"This is any easy bread recipe to make. I cut my the next day and it sliced pretty easily, not breaking all apart."

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Shawna User ID: 9118356 286888
Reviewed Apr. 19, 2018

"My husband and I love this bread! It doesn't take me all day to make, which is a big plus, and it tastes great! I have it for breakfast, make my husbands lunch with it and serve it at dinner when we want bread. I don't use quite so much sugar or salt and the results are still great."

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Bignuts User ID: 9449479 286516
Reviewed Apr. 11, 2018

"Real good but i couldnt get it to fit to well in my microwave but once i put it in a bowl it fit just fine, it tasted even better with cinnamon on it, trust me!!!"

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Marguerite User ID: 9449452 286513
Reviewed Apr. 11, 2018

"Simple and absolutely amazing! I have baked bread homemade and from scratch all my life as I am a Jewish woman. This recipe is easy and simple but gives you the finest of bakeries taste, bakeries that I’d rate outstanding at 5 stars. Incredible and an absolute must try!"

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Whatyousay User ID: 5425979 286233
Reviewed Apr. 6, 2018

"Thank you!!! Thank you....my bread came out great. I even had extra dough to make cinnamon bread. This is my go to bread. No more store brought bread."

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Matt User ID: 9446226 286114
Reviewed Apr. 4, 2018

"If you are looking for bread your grandma made you fond it. I believe make great rolls cinnamon rolls . I used my stand mixer to make the dough , I have been making bread for some time this is the best I have found .Be sure to let your bread cool down you my not be able to cut it until next day . I don't how old my yeast is it came from a food bank in a bag we put in a pizza jar and keep it in the relegate ."

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