Simple White Bread Recipe

      12 Servings


  • 1 1/4 ounce packet Active Dry Yeast
  • 3/4 cup Milk
  • 3/4 cup Boiling Water, hot
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons Granulated Sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon Kosher Salt
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons Butter
  • 3 1/2 cups All-Purpose Flour, or bread flour, plus more for kneading


  1. Place flour, yeast, and salt in a large bowl. Whisk to combine. Set aside.
  2. Heat milk and water in a small saucepan until hot to touch (do not boil). Take off heat and add butter and sugar. Stir until the butter melts in to the milk mixture (a few lumps are okay).
  3. Make a well in the flour mixture and pour in milk mixture; mix with a rubber spatula to combine. Turn dough out onto a floured surface. Knead for 6-8 minutes, gradually adding flour until the dough is no longer sticky.
  4. Place dough in a large, greased bowl, turning once to grease both sides. Place the bowl in a warm, undisturbed spot and cover with a clean dishtowel. Allow the dough to rise until it doubles in size, 60-90 minutes.
  5. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Knead the dough briefly. Lightly grease a loaf pan. Form the dough in the shape of a rectangular log the length of your bread pan, then plop the dough into the pan. Place the pan in a warm, undisturbed spot and cover with a clean dishtowel. Let rise for 1 hour before baking.
  6. Preheat oven to 350°F. 
  7. Bake for 30-35 minutes, or until the top is a dark golden brown. Allow the bread to cool for 30 minutes in the pan before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely. Serve warm with a generous helping of butter.
  8. Store the completely cooled loaf of bread in an airtight bag for up to 5 days. 


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Author: Jennie Phaneuf
Recipe Yields: 1 loaf
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 150 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 slice
Servings Per Recipe 12

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 15
Calories 155

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2g
  Saturated Fat 0g
Sodium 77mg
Total Carbohydrate 29g
  Dietary Fiber 1g
  Sugars 1g
Protein 4g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
Jennie Phaneuf

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Jennie is in love with all things baking. That's why we're so glad this One Sweet Mess decided to be fanatical about it here too.