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white bread

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Teresa May
Ninette, MB

This is my favourite recipe from the Canadian Mennonite Cookbook and has won many times in local fairs. I usually make at least one batch each week for sandwiches.

(1 rating)
yield 12 serving(s)
prep time 3 Hr 25 Min
cook time 35 Min

Ingredients For white bread

  • 1 tsp
  • 1/2 c
    water, warm
  • 1 Tbsp
    active dry yeast (or package)
  • 5 c
    water, warm
  • 3/4 c
  • 3 Tbsp
  • 1 Tbsp
  • 12 c
    unbleached white flour

How To Make white bread

  • 1
    Grease loaf pans.
  • 2
    Dissolve 1 tsp sugar in lukewarm water. Sprinkle yeast over liquid and let rise in warm place for about 10 minutes.
  • 3
    Add remaining ingredients except flour.
  • 4
    Gradually add 1 cup of flour at a time and beat until smooth. Kneed enough flour into mixture to form a stiff smooth elastic dough.
  • 5
    Place in greased bowl. Cover and let rise in warm place until double in bulk (1 hour). Punch down and let rise again till double in bulk (1 hour).
  • 6
    Punch down again and shape into loaves. Place in greased loaf pans. Cover and let rise till double in bulk (1 hour).
  • 7
    Bake @ 350ºF for 30 min. Bake till golden brown and sounding hollow when tapped with finger.
  • 8
    Makes five 8x4x3 inch loaf pans * alternative: Replace 3 - 4 cups of the all purpose white flour with whole wheat flour or Robin Hood Nutri Blend flour.