Quick White Bread
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Quick White Bread

An easy recipe to make homemade bread at home.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword easy, Quick
Method Oven
Diet Nut-free
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 12 slices
Calories 262kcal
Author Anushree Shetty

Ingredients

  • 6 to 7 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 3 1/2 teaspoons of salt
  • 3 packages active dry yeast or 6 3/4 teaspoons
  • 2 cups very warm water 120F to 130F
  • A teaspoon of oil for coating
  • Equipment needed: Two 9X4 pans Stand in mixer

Instructions

Making the dough

  • Add 5 and a 1/2 cups of flour, sugar, salt, yeast, and butter in a mixer bowl. Attach the dough hook to the mixer.
  • Mix the ingredients at the lowest speed (2 in case you are using stand-in mixer) possible for about 20 seconds.
  • Add the warm water and continue to mix for about 1-1/2 minutes longer. The mixture will be sticky at this point.
  • Continue to run the mixer at the lowest speed and add the remaining flour, 1/2 cup at a time and mix until the dough is no longer sticky (~ 2 minutes).
  • Knead with either your hand or in the mixer for 3 more minutes until the dough is smooth and elastic.
  • Cover the dough with plastic wrap and a towel. Let it rest for about 25-30 minutes till it doubles in size.

Shape it into a loaf

  • Divide the dough into half. Roll each half into a rectangle on a lightly floured surface using a rolling pin.
  • Start at the short end and start rolling the dough tightly into a log-shaped loaf. Pinch to seal the seam and place the dough seam side down in a well-greased loaf pan.
  • Repeat the process for the other half of the dough. Brush each loaf with oil and cover it with a plastic wrap. Let it rest for 30 minutes until the dough has risen 1 inch above pans.

Baking Process

  • Preheat the oven at 400 degrees F. Bake at 400F for 35 to 40 minutes. Remove the pans immediately and cool on wire racks.

Nutrition

Calories: 262kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 682mg | Potassium: 67mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 118IU | Calcium: 12mg | Iron: 3mg