Simple White Bread; 1 Serving = About 1 Slice Recipe

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Submitted by Cmzarzar

Makes 16 servings

Simple white bread. Takes a long time from start to finish, but most of it is wait time so you can let it rise while in class or running errands. It is okay if it rises a bit longer than the 60 min mark.

Recipe Ingredients for Simple White Bread; 1 serving = about 1 slice

4 cup Gold Medal All Purpose Flour
2 tbsp Butter
1 1/3 cup Water
1 tbsp Sugars, Granulated
2 tsp(6 g) Salt, Table
1 tsp Yeast

Recipe Directions for Simple White Bread; 1 serving = about 1 slice

  1. In you 1 1/3 cup of very warm water, stir in the sugar and salt. Sprinkle the yeast on top and let sit for 10 min. After 10 min, stir the mixture until well blended.

  2. Add 3/4 of the flour (remember to sift the flour) into the water and mix until the dough pulls away from the sides of the mixing bowl easily.

  3. Put mixture on the counter or cookie tray and knead in the rest of the flour. (Takes about 15 min, your forearms will get tired)

  4. Warm the oven to the point that you can put your hand on a rack without burning yourself. I do this by turning the oven on the lowest setting for about 1 min.

  5. Butter a pot or bowl and put the dough in. Turn the dough over once so that it can be evenly covered with butter. Put the pot with the dough in it in the oven and allow dough to rise for 60min.

  6. After 60 min, take out dough and literally punch it down in the pot or bowl as hard as you can (be careful not to hurt yourself though). Once you punch the dough until it is about the size it was before you put it in the oven, take it out of the pot or bowl and knead it briefly.

  7. You have two options on what you do next. You can roll it into a log shape and place it on a cookie sheet (use either a little butter or corn meal to keep dough from sticking). Another option is to put it into a loaf pan, still using a little butter or cornmeal. Both options have worked well for me but you do get different shaped bread and a bit different texture. More of a sandwich bread in loaf pan, stays softer in the middle and on sides. And more of a french style bread when rolling it into a log, still soft in middle but crunchy sides.

  8. Next, warm the oven again like you did the first time and put your newly shaped dough in, make a few cuts across the top (you can be artistic) so that it can expand more easily when it cooks, and cover it with a damp paper towel. Allow it to rise 45 min.

  9. After 45 min, take the paper towel off the dough, close the over door and turn the oven up to 350. KEEP THE DOUGH IN THE OVEN. You do not want to preheat the oven, let it heat up with the dough in it.

  10. Allow the loaf to bake for 30 min or until you have a nice golden brown surface that sounds somewhat hollow when you hit it with the butt of a dinner knife.

  11. Tips: If you want a softer bread, substitute milk for the water. I often split it 50/50 milk/water to get the best of both worlds.

  12. Tips: Do not kill the yeast. It is easy to do this in the very first step! You want the water to be 'very warm' but not to the point that you couldn't take a swig of it without burning yourself. It SHOULD NOT be as hot as your morning coffee. It should be more like your morning coffee that you forgot on the counter for 10 min.

  13. Tips: Make sure the oven is not too warm when going about the first and second rising. If it is too hot, to the point that you cannot hold your hands on one of the racks, then you will kill the yeast.

  14. I love this recipe because it is easy and there is a lot of wait time. It is great to do when you are studying or writing a paper. Especially if you are getting to the breaking point because that is right about the time you get to punch the dough back down!

  15. ENJOY!



Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 52.6g
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
Saturated Fat
Trans Fat
Total Carbohydrates
Dietary Fiber
Vitamin A 1% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 0% Iron 6%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.


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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
  Good points
  • Low in cholesterol
  • Low in sodium
  • High in thiamin
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