Back to Homemade White Bread

Print Options

 
 
 

Card Sizes

 
 
 
 Print
Homemade White Bread Recipe

Homemade White Bread Recipe

"SATURDAY in the Piepenbrink household was always baking day. My dad's mother would double the recipe twice and make 8 loaves to last a week!"
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + rising Bake: 35 min. YIELD:32 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 package (2 ounces) compressed yeast cake, crumbled
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 2 cups warm water (80°-90°), divided
  • 6-1/2 cups all-purpose flour, divided
  • 1/3 cup shortening, butter or margarine, softened
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • Melted butter or margarine

Directions

  • 1. In a 4-qt. mixing bowl, dissolve yeast and sugar in 1/2 cup water. Let stand 5 minutes. Add remaining water and 3 cups flour. Beat until smooth, about 100 strokes. Cover with plastic wrap for 6-24 hours. Add shortening and salt. By hand, stir in enough remaining flour to make a soft dough. Knead on a floured surface until smooth and elastic, about 5-8 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour. Punch dough down. Divide into 2 parts. On a lightly floured surface, roll or pat dough into an 11-in. x 7-in. rectangle. Place smooth side of dough down. Roll up tightly, starting from the short side. Pinch edges and ends to seal. Place in greased 8-in. x 4-in. loaf pans. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 1 hour. Carefully brush breads with melted butter. Bake at 400° until golden brown, about 35-40 minutes. Remove from pans and cool on a wire rack. Yield: 2 loaves.

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 113 calories, 2g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 222mg sodium, 20g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

Reviews for Homemade White Bread

Average Rating
Loading Image