Return to Content

Basic White Bread

Basic White Bread
0 votes, 0.00 avg. rating (0% score)
Print Friendly

Yield: Makes 3 loaves.

A good bread for sandwiches.

Login to add to your Recipe Box
Upload Your PhotoUpload Your Photo


  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons salt
  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 2 cups milk, scalded
  • 1-1/2 cups cold water
  • 2 packages dry yeast
  • 1/2 cup warm 'water
  • 10 to 12 cups white flour
  • Melted butter


Mix together sugar, salt, butter, and milk. Add cold water. Dissolve yeast in warm water and add to mi xture. Mix in flour, a few cups at a time, until dough is velvety. Knead until smooth. Place in buttered bowl, turn to grease top, cover, and let rise for 2 hours. Punch down, let rise 1 hour more, then shape into 3 loaves. Let rest 10 to 15 minutes. Place each loaf in greased 9-1/2-inch loaf pan. Let rise until just above the rim of pan. Bake in preheated 425 degree oven for 10 minutes; then reduce heat to 350 degrees and bake 1 hour. Remove from pans and brush tops lightly with melted butter to soften crusts.
Updated Friday, November 21st, 2008

Give the Gift of Yankee Magazine and get a Gift in Return!

Send a one-year gift subscription of Yankee Magazine for only $17.99 a 50% savings. In return we will send you a free 2016 Scenes of New England Calendar (a $9.95 value)! BUY NOW!

Browse Similar Recipes

No comments yet.

Leave a Reply

We reserve the right to remove or edit comments that are offensive or disrespectful to our readers and/or writers, cannot be verified, lack clarity, or contain profanity. Your comments may be republished by Yankee Magazine across multiple platforms.

Register Sign In

©2015, Yankee Publishing Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Yankee Publishing Inc., | P.O. Box 520, Dublin, NH 03444 | (603) 563-8111