Homemade White Bread

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Soft, fluffy and ultra delicious, this homemade white bread recipe is the easiest one you’d find.

It comes together using just a few simple ingredients, and is actually a great recipe to begin with if you’re not too confident about your bread making skills.

What I Love About the Recipe

One of my favorite parts about making homemade bread is the fact that once you realize how easy it is to make, you’ll be able to put it to use for so many delicious recipes.

The simplicity of this recipe makes it one of the best bread recipes out there.

Homemade White Bread Cooking Time

  • Prep time: 5 minutes
  • Cook time: 3.5 hours
  • Yields: 2 lbs. loaf

Ingredients For the Homemade White Bread Recipe

To make the homemade bread, here’s what you’ll need.

Homemade White Bread Ingredients
  • Granulated Sugar: Feeds the yeast and adds a hint of sweetness to the bread.
  • Vegetable Oil: Ensures the bread is soft and moist.
  • Bread Flour: The main ingredient, providing structure and texture to the bread.
  • Salt: Enhances the overall flavor of the bread.
  • Bread Machine Yeast: Crucial for leavening, making the bread rise and become fluffy.
  • Water: Used to create the right dough consistency.

How to Make Homemade White Bread

Once you have all the ingredients ready, here’s what you’ll need to do to make the homemade white bread.

Step 1: Combine Ingredients in a Bread Machine

Add all ingredients to the bread machine in the following order mentioned in the ingredients list.

Step 2: Portion Bread Dough and Bake Bread

Place the loaf pan inside the bread machine and follow the instructions of your bread machine for a 2 lbs. basic bread cycle and your desired crust color. (I selected light)

Step 3: Allow to Cool Completely and Slice

Allow the loaf of bread to cool off for at least 15 minutes before slicing. 

Tips & Tricks to Nail the Recipe

Ready to give this homemade white bread recipe a shot? Here are some more tips and tricks you might want to take note of.

  • I used vegetable oil to add moisture to the bread dough, but you can also choose to use olive oil, coconut oil, unsalted butter or even some canola oil if you want to.
  • Remember to add warm water into the bread flour mixture one cup at a time to keep the mixture from getting overly soft.
  • You can also try using whole wheat flour or all purpose flour if you don’t have the bread flour that the recipe calls for.
  • If you don’t have bread machine yeast, you can use active dry yeast or instant yeast to help the bread mixture rise.
  • Remember not to add too much flour and wait until the dough has risen- ideally doubled in size. This will make sure you don’t end up with dense bread.
  • You can place the dough in an oiled bowl or just brush melted butter in a mixing bowl or your loaf pans and then place the dough in a warm place until doubled in size before you bake it.
  • Make sure you allow the dough to rise in a warm place until doubled- the flour mixture should ideally look smooth and elastic before you even bake it.
  • You can choose to bake bread until you find it reaching the desired color. A golden brown crust looks amazing and has the perfect soft inside.

How Can I Use the Homemade White Bread?

You can use this sandwich bread in tons of different ways.

I like to use it to make some French toast or my homemade sandwiches- the golden brown on the outside just adds to its beauty.

Sometimes, I also like to bring in some variations to this easy bread recipe and add in some other ingredients like chopped nuts or dried fruits. Raisin bread is one of my absolute favorites.

Can I Make this Without a Bread Mixer?

Yes, you can! You can combine all the ingredients for the bread recipe in a large bowl and combine everything using a stand mixer.

After this, you can take it a step further and knead the bread flour mixture onto a lightly floured before you transfer it to a greased bread pan.

Can I Make Homemade Bread Ahead of Time?

Another reason why this has to be the best bread recipe out there is because you can actually make it in advance.

The bread can be transferred to loaf pans and refrigerated for up to a day. Just make sure to get it out and allow it to come to room temperature before you bake it.

You can also store your leftover bread in a bread box or in a container covered with some plastic wrap to preserve its freshness.

More Interested Recipes

If you enjoyed trying out this homemade bread recipe and are interested to try some more fun and easy recipes, here are a few hood ones to check out.

Homemade White Bread

Homemade White Bread

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 3 hours 30 minutes
Total Time: 3 hours 35 minutes

This white bread recipe is super simpel and easy to make

Ingredients

  • 1 1/3 cups water
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil
  • 4 ½ cups bread flour
  • 1 ½ tsp bread machine yeast

Instructions

    Add all ingredients to the bread machine in the following order mentioned in the ingredients list.

    Place the loaf pan inside the bread machine and follow the instructions of your bread machine for a 2 lbs. basic bread cycle and your desired crust color. (I selected light)

    Allow the loaf of bread to cool off for at least 15 minutes before slicing. 

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