Best of Show White Bread

★★★★★ 6 Reviews
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By Family Favorites
from Not Far From Green Bay, WI

This is, hands down, the very best recipe you'll ever find for white bread. It's light and fluffy and yet slices beautifully for sandwiches. Give it a try!

serves 2 loaves
prep time 4 Hr 15 Min
cook time 25 Min
method Bake

Ingredients

  • 2 pkg
    dry yeast, 1/4 oz. each
  • 1/2 c
    water (to dissolve yeast)
  • 1/3 c
    sugar
  • 2 tsp
    salt
  • 2 c
    water
  • 2 1/2 Tbsp
    butter (for dough)
  • 6 1/4-61/2 c
    all purpose or bread flour
  • 4 Tbsp
    butter (used when bread comes out of oven)
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How To Make

  • 1
    Dissolve yeast in 1/2 c. warm water.
  • 2
    In large bowl, combine sugar, salt, 2 cups water and 2 1/2 T. butter. Stir in yeast mixture.
  • 3
    Gradually add flour to form a soft dough.
  • 4
    Turn onto floured surface and knead until smooth.
  • 5
    Place in greased bowl, cover and let rise for approx. 2 hours.
  • 6
    Punch down and divide in 2 and form loaves.
  • 7
    Place in 9x5 greased pans. Let rise until dough rises above pan. About 2 hours.
  • 8
    Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes. Cool for 10 minutes. Rub butter on top of loaves. Remove bread from pans and cool on wire racks.
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