Simple White Bread
Three rises give this basic sandwich-style bread a delicate crumb and a soft texture.
Three rises give this basic sandwich-style bread a delicate crumb and a soft texture.
I definitely made a huge mistake. I don’t necessarily enjoy reading instructions, so I skim through them. Lazy me, didn’t see the chefs note and I put the egg right in the dough. I realized after the fact, that’s not right. What’s the egg for? And had to go back. I still didn’t see the chefs note and spent a good 15 minutes trying to figure out what the egg was for lol my husband seen it while looking over my shoulder. None the less, densely disposed of my hockey loaf and I’ll be trying again tomorrow. I can’t wait to update my review.
I haven't baked bread in years and was looking for a very simple recipe to start with. I made it tonight and oh-my-gosh is it good! I followed the recipe except for the egg wash. Delicious! The inside is soft, and the outside is chewy. I will be making this again and again for sure! Thanks for such a superb and easy-to-follow recipe!!
Ive had great success with this recipe. Ive been baking for years and know how to adjust things pretty well. I was looking for an easy recipe and decided to try this. Took two tries and its working great. A couple things, especially for beginners.
1. Weigh the flour. It takes 483 grams.
2. Yeast. Instant, dry. Whole packet is perfect. Warm the water, stir in a big pinch of sugar, add yeast, stir... just a bit. No real point dividing. Just go. Pour it into the bowl and wait 5 mins.
Its instant and doesnt require a lot. Just go.
3. Add the salt to the measured flour and sift.
4. Mixing. Machine? No! Add flour a half cup at a time and use a spatula. First couple scoops, just stir. After that, just turn amd turn while adding till no dry flour remains. When it looks right and isnt so stickly, knead on lightly flour board 5 mins. Then, fermentation process. Simple.
5. Preparing to bake. Carefully roll form. Not too thin. Use your dough scraper and slowly scrape and roll till its finished. Much easier.
6. I brush the egg while its rising in the pan. I take a razor blade and slash the full length. Not too deep. Then, 1/4 cup melted butter. Pour it all over the dough.
7. The bake. Follow the directions, BUT, leave in the oven till top is golden brown. It will be buttery and crispy. And the smell? Cool till just a bit warm. Butter n jam.
Forgive the long read. This is for beginners mostly.
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Regular white bread to make my husband happy.....I've tried several, and this one nails it..........Something about the gooeyness of the dough when starting to knead seems key in this case. Also allowing that yeast mixture to really plume. The yeasty aroma fills the kitchen as soon as the first rise begins. Yum......I've been making artisan styled breads for awhile, and this is quite a different process. Thank You.....last note: yes, we ate some of the newly baked warm loaf with butter. Nothing like it.
Just made homemade bread for the first time it was very easy to make, taste great. The only thing is in your ingredients area I wish it would say what kind of yeast you need. Had to watch the video to find out. I use a different flour that I normally don’t use so it seem a little heavy. have to go back to my Gold Medal Flour. Will make again.
Can I reduce the salt and keep most of the flavor for a ckd patient?
I couldn't print the recipe in its entirety. The same with all your other recipes. It prints the ingredients, but prints only 1 or 2 steps of the directions; and is covered by your "copyright" statement. Aaargh! What do I have to do to print your recipes?
Made this recipe with the kids it was easy and fun. Did not have a rolling pin so flour dusted a wine bottle 🤣 Next time we'll double the recipe as it's pretty small and goes fast.
I was looking for a richer bread so I used milk instead of water. This will make fantastic french toast! Ended up taking a bit less flower than called for to come together. I'm sure thats because I used milk. Bake times are spot on! This is the perfect base recipe to work from when trying new things.
Most bread recipes come out heavy and dense and this one did not! YAY! I DID have to add a bit more flour to make an elasticky type dough. Omitted the egg wash. Amazing results.
I'm surprised mine turned out beautifully using the recipe as is the dough was perfectly proportioned not dry not sticky .definitely not salty .
Place covered bowl in unheated oven on middle rack. In bottom of oven place a 9x13 pan filled with very hot water. Close door and leave to rise. No draft, and hot water will be just warm and damp enough to rise in 30-45 min.
I made this for the first time today,,,,,and it is all gone! Luckily, I had the first slice because when I went back for more, there was nothing left! This is a very easy recipe to follow and definitely worth the time. I will certainly be baking this again and again....
This was my first time making bread from scratch. The recipe is easy to follow and straight forward. It takes it bit to make up, but I don't mind that. I agree with another reviewer who says it's thick and dense. But I like my bread like that. Definitely does not remind me of a loaf of white bread from the store... It's better! Thank you for this recipe. The only thing I changed was I used oil instead of cooking spray to coat.
I make this bread a couple times a week---it is delicious. Instead of using an egg wash on the top, I use a milk/honey mixture....it is delicious and gives it a nice color. Great for sandwiches, snacks, toast, etc.
Made this bread, though it took me about four hours due to old farm house being colder than most had to improvise. I must say, the BEST bread I have made yet, such a soft yet firm texture, deliciously sweet but not too sweet. Next time I will try dan1234's version because that sounds so good! Thanks for the recipe!
I followed the recipe but when it came to rolling the dough out I stretched by hand. Then I lightly brushed a garlic and herb with olive oil then rolled it up. Then with the remainder of the mix I spread by hand coating the dough then placed it in the pan to rise with a warm damp cloth over it. Turned out so good its a family favort now.
I liked the simplicity of the ingredients so gave it a go. Had no issues in the making of it, but it came out a little more like sourdough - a little more dense and chewy than I'd hoped for. I'm going to go back to my other recipes that result in a lighter crumb.
I have this rising now before the oven. Just a tip, I always spread softened unsalted butter on my patted out dough before rolling it. It adds something amazing to it.
Great bread! I used bread flour instead of normal white flour. It came out delicious!!!! Perfect weight and taste
My first time making bread. I watched the video and it was easy. very few ingredients, easy but takes time.
Looks pretty, ta stes great, and easy to make.
I love this bread! It was easy to make and tasted great. We had company for dinner and before I knew it the bread was gone! Good thing I got my piece early! Everyone commented on how good it was and my husband requested more today. I will be making a few batches since I already know it will disappear fast at our house,
I was not at all impressed with this bread. It tasted more like pretzel than it did bread. I had to add about another cup to a cup and a half of flour to even make it suitable and it tasted way to salty. (Followed the recipe to a "T" but added more flour.)
This is a great, easy recipe. I could not believe how beautiful this bread turned out and how good it tasted. I added about 2 TBSP. light olive oil and about 1 1/2 TBSP. honey to the recipe. I made a french loaf and it turned out great! I also did another one with cinnamon and raisins in a loaf pan. It made a great cinnamon-raisin breakfast toast! I will definitely use this recipe again! Enjoy!
Fantastic white bread recipe. The dough is very sticky--more so than other bread recipes I've worked with. So don't be surprised if you find yourself adding lots of flour during the kneading process. It didn't make the bread tough or too dense, for me. I'll definitely make this again.
this is the recipe my mom used to make i lost my copy in a fire and i am so thrilled to have found it again tank you for always finding the recipes i want an need your the tops .
I love this recipe! I make this up to twice per week, with a few minor modifications. I use olive oil instead of cooking spray, and skip the egg wash. Also, rather than using a rolling pin, I stretch the dough by hand. I find that my dough rises better in the pan that way...
This bread was really good and really easy, it does need a little extra flavor, I braided it, and mixed the egg wash with butter and garlic then sprinkled sesame seeds over the top, everyone loved it.
ok, so far im not impressed. The bread is in the pan, rising, but way longer than it said. it has not yet doubled in size, and its going on over an hour in the pan. i'm not so sure about this recipe. it sounded pretty easy.
This was the first yeast bread that I have ever attempted to make and it was so easy! And I find that the cooking times/temperatures work wonderfully: I get perfectly cooked bread every time (it looks great too). It's absolutely delicious, especially when it is still warm. We've mostly used the bread for sandwiches and breakfast toast, but it would also work as a side for dinners.
We loved this bread. I am a famous failure with baking bread, but this turned out perfectly. It is great with butter, or toasted. Next time, I will try substituting 1/2 flour with whole wheat.
This is just what is says it is - simple white bread. No surprises. I will say, it was quite dense. Almost too heavy for sandwich bread. I would only use this bread for substantial tastes like spiral ham and turkey off the bone, not for anything that will be overwhelmed by the denseness, like peanut butter and jelly or deli cuts. It would also work quite well as a side, with butter, like you might have in a restaurant.
I had such high hopes for this bread. It came out of the oven golden brown. The texture was perfect and the bread was soft (I added olive oil per the other reviewer's suggestion). However, the bread didn't have any flavor! If anyone has suggestions on increasing the flavor, I would try this one again.