Friday, January 24, 2014

Homemade White Bread

My husband has been hinting, well it was more like coming right out and saying he misses having my homemade bread. When our daughter got married over a year ago, it was one of those things I didn't have time for and just never got back into making it.
I have always made wheat bread, which is my favorite, but decided I would also like to have a basic, easy to make, white bread recipe.
I found this one in my favorite Amish cookbook, Cooking with Love. It seemed easy enough. You don't even have to proof the yeast. I added potato flakes to the recipe because I thought it might produce a softer bread.

Homemade White Bread

1/2 cup white sugar
2 Tbsp. bread flour
2 tsp. salt
3/4 cup boiling water
1/2 cup potato flakes opt.
1/2 cup vegetable/canola oil
1 3/4 cup warm water
1 1/2 Tbsp. yeast
6-7 cups bread flour

Mix the first four ingredients; then add the next four ingredients in the order given. Add flour one cup at a time until dough pulls away from bowl. Remove from bowl and knead on a floured surface a few minutes. Let rise in a warm spot until doubled in size, about 1 hour. Punch down and rise again for about 45 minutes. Form into 3 loaves and rise until doubled. Bake at 350 for 22-25 minutes.
Pan toast is the best!
If you have never had toast, made in a pan, you have to try it. Just butter both sides of your bread and toast both sides in a pan.'s so good.
 We ate this a lot growing up.


  1. Nice looking loaves. Pan toasting would be like toasted cheese without the cheese. That bread is always so good.

  2. I must try this recipe soon. I have never heard of pan toast before, but I will be serving that with breakfast tomorrow!

  3. Yum---I am a Wheat Bread eater since it's healthier --but I still like white bread... AND Pan Toast is the BEST.. Delicious.

  4. That looks wonderful. I've just gone to whole grain bread, not homemade though. LOL
    Cher Sunray Gardens

  5. The homemade bread looks so very Delicious I wish I had a slice to eat right now. VBG I have never toasted homemade bread in a frying pan. Thanks for the tip. I will give it a try. Hugs Judy

  6. I can almost smell the great aroma from here. LOL! I love homemade bread and your sure looks yummy Pearl. A slice with some black raspberry jam would just hit the spot. Stay warm today it is terrible out there.

  7. Oh my goodness, I just love a nice loaf of homemade bread. That would be so good tonight with a nice is so cold here in the northeast. Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop! I hope you’ll join us again next week!

    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick