129 Reviews

This is my favorite sandwich bread recipe. Two beautiful loaves every time.

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JustKaren67 June 25, 2011

These rose beautifully and taste so amazing! How will I ever buy bread again?

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under12parsecs June 21, 2011

I mill my own wheat and have been hard-pressed to find a recipe that I can get a good rise out of. I HAVE FOUND IT! I have now made 6 loaves over the past two weeks and each one has been perfect. I vary the recipe just slightly in that I use 6 cups of freshly milled wheat, 1 cup of bread flour and substitute the water for whole milk. Perfection! I have also found that I only let it have a final rise of about 20 minutes and then it finishes rising in the oven while baking. This has been a great sandwich bread and basic bread recipe. Thank you Karen!

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4QTpies June 20, 2011

Sunday is my bread making day for the week. I haven't bought bread in years through the store. With that said, I followed recipe to the letter. Even had already baked raisin bread and brown wheat bread for the day. So my yeast works... it's just this dough did not rise as mentioned. I ended up with what one could call a soda like bread. Which I don't get. Anyone have any ideas on how to make this recipe work? I would love to try it for my sandwich bread for the week. I gave it three stars even though it failed, am thinking it's user error and if I can get it to correct this will rerate. thanks!

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WyomingMoonDust May 01, 2011

I have had many "fail safe" bread recipes go wrong but not this one!! Turned out perfect the first time thanks to my trusty K5. The only modification I made was replacing the shortening with vegetable oil, it was a bit easier to work with. If you have had trouble with bread in the past, don't give up until you've given this one a go as you may be pleasantly surprised!!

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Evil_Emma April 26, 2011

EXCELLENT!! I substituted fat-free milk for the water. Just an FYI...I bake one loaf in glass pan and one in a non-stick pan because that's what I have. The loaf in the glass pan usually rises more than the loaf in the non-stick pan. Also, I haven't had the speedy rising some have but it was pretty cold in my house all three times I've baked this bread.

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maryemerald March 22, 2011

Perfect! I baked this in my pain de mie pan, so I got one big sandwich loaf. I have been looking for a bread recipe so I can stop buying bread from the store, and I think this is it! Thanks!

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Ososgirl February 17, 2011

This bread recipe is amazing! I had never made bread before and was pleasantly surprised at how well it came out my first time. Last night we had it as desert with a little bit of honey on it and for french toast and sandwiches today. Extremely versatile and just plain delicious!!!

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vpearson23 December 29, 2010

It was the first time I've baked bread and they came out beautifully! I was skeptical at first because, well, it's BREAD, but It was easier than I thought! Very tasty! My husband devoured the first loaf within the first half hour!

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NuMommy January 22, 2010

This is the best white bread recipe i have ever made! I discovered it about 2 months ago and have made it once a week (at least) since. I haven't bought bread in the store for almost 2 months. I like to use lard instead of shortening. For me it seems to make the bread more tender. One more thing, I have used both AP and Bread flour, I prefer Bread flour's texture. Sifting helps as well. Wonderful recipe!

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Its_Lissy December 29, 2009
Amish White Bread