Grandma Rose's White Bread Dough

Karla Everett


This is my Grandma's no-knead white bread recipe and it's the only one that I will use for white bread.

It's really easy to make and you don't have to knead it on the table.

I also make my dinner rolls and even my cinnamon rolls from this recipe as well.


★★★★★ 3 votes




  • 1 c
    very warm water (hot tap water to the touch , not scalding hot)
  • 1 Tbsp
  • 1 pkg
    active dry yeast - 2 1/4 teaspoons

  • 2 c
    very warm water (hot tap water to the touch , not scalding hot)
  • 3 Tbsp
    melted butter or oil
  • 1 - 1 1/2 tsp
  • 6-7 c
    all purpose flour , * divided

How to Make Grandma Rose's White Bread Dough


  1. NOTE VERY IMPORTANT: Warm water is hot tap water to the touch but not scalding hot.
  2. In a small bowl add the cup of warm water ( hot tap water but NOT scalding to the touch) , the tablespoon of the sugar and the dry yeast...let sit until all foamy on top. This is proofing your yeast to make sure your yeast is active and has not gone bad.
  3. In a large bowl : put 2 cups warm water , 3 Tbs. melted Margarine or Oil , and 1 teas. Salt . * Add enough of the flour to make a soft sponge . Add the yeast mixture and beat well.
  4. Cover the bowl and let raise in a warm place , until it is all foamy ; then beat in the * flour until it's a soft ball and it's easy to knead with your hands.
  5. Put in a greased bowl to let raise , Cover with a moist kitchen towel. Let it rise to double of it's beginning size , punch down once .
  6. Mix into rolls , buns , or for bread . Bake in a pre-heated oven @ 375°.
  7. For bread : Separate dough evenly and Place in 2 greased bread pans , cover with moist towel and let rise. Bake for 25 - 35 minutes or until golden brown .
  8. For Cinnamon rolls :
    Just add : 2 eggs and 1/2 - 1 cup more sugar to the dough. Roll out the dough to a rectangular shape and spread with butter , sprinkle with sugar and cinnamon . Add raisins if desired too . Roll up and cut into 1-1/2" cinnamon rolls . Place on a greased cookie sheets and let raise , Then bake . When the cinnamon rolls are cool top with a white glaze icing made from : Confectioners sugar , Butter , Vanilla and Milk ; Mix thoroughly until smooth.

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About Grandma Rose's White Bread Dough

Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy Healthy

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