Easy Homemade Bread
This Easy Homemade Bread recipe only requires a few minutes of actual hands-on prep work for two light, fluffy loaves of classic white bread!
Servings 2 loaves (about 16 slices each)
- 6 ¼ - 6 ¾ cups bread flour
- 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
- 1 tablespoon salt
- 1 ¾ teaspoons instant (“rapid rise”) yeast
- 2 ¼ cups warm water (110 degrees F – 115 degrees F)
- 2 tablespoons canola oil plus 2 teaspoons, divided
In a large bowl, whisk together 3 cups of bread flour, sugar, salt and instant yeast. Stir in warm water and 2 tablespoons of oil and beat until smooth. Stir in enough remaining flour, ½ cup at a time, to form a soft dough. It should come together in a ball.
In a stand mixer fitted with the dough hook or on a floured surface, knead the dough until elastic and smooth, 8-10 minutes.
Use the remaining 2 teaspoons of oil to grease a large mixing bowl. Place the dough in the greased bowl, turning once to grease the top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, 1 ½ - 2 hours.
Punch down dough. Turn onto a lightly floured surface and cut the dough into two equal parts. Shape each piece of dough into a loaf. Place in two greased 9 x 5-inch loaf pans. Cover and let rise until doubled, 1 – 1 ½ hours.
Bake at 375 degrees F for 30-35 minutes, or until the loaves are golden brown and they sound hollow when tapped. Remove from the pans and cool on a wire rack for at least 1 hour before slicing.
Serving: 1slice | Calories: 102kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 219mg | Potassium: 31mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Calcium: 4mg | Iron: 1mg