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Country White Bread Recipe

Country White Bread Recipe

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 YIELD: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


  • 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).

Nutritional Facts

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

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BILL User ID: 9214139 269068
Reviewed Jul. 6, 2017

"I came upon this recipe today and made a couple loaves and so glad I did.this is by far the best white bread I have ever made,I cut down the sugar to 1/4 cup and used bread flour and it came out perfect,large,golden crusted bread machine for me,just hand made bread with lots of TLC. will make often."

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."

Diane_from_WI User ID: 7369989 1020
Reviewed Aug. 13, 2013

"I've made this bread several times now, it is a real winner! Recipe yields a tender, slightly chewy, lofty loaf. Keeps well, too."

aboyle03 User ID: 578347 1357
Reviewed Mar. 6, 2013

"This is a very nice simple white bread receipe. It halves well, so I can make make just one loaf at a time. The only drawback is that it's more crumbly than a store bought bread"

bakingcraze User ID: 7144596 2273
Reviewed Feb. 20, 2013

"The BEST white bred recipe I have every tried, and believe me, I have tried many. Sweet, moist, absolutley delicious! One suggestion: when we seperated our dough to make loaves, we actually divided it in four, made large rolls, and used the rolls as bowls for a creamy chicken and mushroom soup! it was amazing! the flavor of the bread is so gratifying! Definately a do-over!!!"

rozwell User ID: 1687889 1393
Reviewed Feb. 8, 2013


jerseyred User ID: 7090299 3584
Reviewed Jan. 16, 2013

"I have made this 3 times and it is the best bread my DH and I have ever eaten. He even bought a KA stand mixer and bought flour and yeast to insure a steady supply!"

MY REVIEW User ID: 1280482 1594
Reviewed Oct. 13, 2012

"was really east to make and is delicious... thinking about making this for Christmas gifts this year."

LdyParten User ID: 6716467 1323
Reviewed May. 30, 2012

"By far the best white bread ever! The only difference between what I did and what the recipe says to do is A) I let the yeast proof and B) I used 3 tlbspns of wheat gluten to help give the bread more of a "store" like feel and texture."

lgibbs101 User ID: 6051287 1023
Reviewed Dec. 27, 2011

"I make this bread all the time. I havent bought bread (other than bagels and hot dog buns) in almost 4 months."

easyquilts User ID: 6057096 2251
Reviewed Jul. 4, 2011

"This has become my "toto" bread... My husband loves it.

Last time, I added a cup of KA White Whole Wheat, and the result was wonderful. Next time, I might add a little more, or even try some traditional whole wheat...KA.

robingrimm User ID: 5438053 1593
Reviewed May. 18, 2011

"I didn't like this bread. I am looking for a white bread that is soft and more like store bought. This one just didn't measure up. Sorry."

robingrimm User ID: 5438053 3582
Reviewed May. 18, 2011

"I didn't like this bread. I am looking for a white bread that is soft and more like store bought. This one just didn't measure up. Sorry."

Mich45 User ID: 5360256 1021
Reviewed Mar. 3, 2011

"Very good! This will be my "go to" bread recipe."

mslouannez User ID: 1199914 1014
Reviewed Feb. 23, 2011

"I for got to say this recipe makes two large braids if you are going to use it that way. You can use all kinds of fillings. My grandson just said I needed to use more meats....:-)"

mslouannez User ID: 1199914 1605
Reviewed Feb. 23, 2011

"I made this into a braid with sauce, pepperoni and two kinds of cheese inside. It was delisious. I twisted the bread as I braided it and the after it was almost done I sprinkled more cheese on it and slightly browned the cheese. My grandson and his friend said I should make them to sell. LOL

Enjoy: Lou Ann"

KarenHawes User ID: 1634389 1849
Reviewed Feb. 2, 2011

"This is very good white bread...Great taste and texture. I will be making this often."

blutulip User ID: 5748418 1304
Reviewed Jan. 23, 2011

"OMG! This was the lightest fluffiest bread I've made! I will use this recipe every time! I made 1/2 into buns and they were so sweet and tender! YUM!!"

tritchie44 User ID: 1052533 2699
Reviewed Nov. 18, 2010

"My favorite bread of all time! So easy to make and turns out great everytime. I warm up butter and add honey, then brush it over the time when it's finished! A little touch of heaven!"

okcountrygirl User ID: 2983606 1805
Reviewed Nov. 3, 2009

"This is an excellent recipe! I made 1 loaf of bread and used the other half for cinnamon rolls. Delicious!!!"

choralducky User ID: 4511727 2245
Reviewed Oct. 17, 2009

"This has long been my favorite white bread recipe. It stays good for quite a while and makes killer French toast!!"

Daureen User ID: 276067 1589
Reviewed May. 16, 2009

"Why is my bread course and when I put it in the oven it falls my e- mail is"

czyldy2 User ID: 1716179 1012
Reviewed Apr. 8, 2009

"Yes, this can be halved and made in your machine. I've done it many times."

PAdutch User ID: 553160 1965
Reviewed Feb. 17, 2009

"Noone knows the answer to this................out of all the cooks on this board???!!!!!!! [:'(]"

PAdutch User ID: 553160 2249
Reviewed Feb. 10, 2009

"Help!!! Anyone??????"

PAdutch User ID: 553160 1948
Reviewed Feb. 9, 2009

" bump"

PAdutch User ID: 553160 198372
Reviewed Feb. 9, 2009

"Do you think this recipe could be "halved" and made in a bread machine?"

anguskitchen User ID: 3870773 1933
Reviewed Feb. 8, 2009

"I first found and used this recipe when it was originally published in a Taste of Home issue many years ago. It is the most delicious white bread I have ever tasted. And, it is easy to make. bake a loaf for yourself and give one to a deserving friend."

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