Homemade White Bread, Non-Bread Machine

READY IN: 2hrs
Recipe by WJKing

Delicious, basic bread recipe. Yummy! When I make this recipe, I bake one, and freeze the other two loaves, then use them later. To use later, I simply thaw in greased bread pan & let rise above & continue to follow same directions as posted. Enjoy!

Top Review by Sackville

This really makes a lovely loaf of bread. I've tried a lot of white bread recipes (many of them more complicated) and none have come out so light and fluffy. My only mistake was not doubling the batch! I brushed some melted butter on top of the loaf just before I popped it in the oven, to make it crusty on the outside.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 34 cups water (approx. 105 degrees)
  • 1 tablespoon yeast
  • 13 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons lard
  • 6 -7 cups occident flour


  1. In large bowl, mix sugar, yeast, melted lard and warm water.
  2. Stir and let stand approximately 2-5 minutes, until bubbly.
  3. Add salt and flour; stir, then mix well.
  4. Let stand (covered with a towel) for 30-60 minutes.
  5. Punch down, then knead.
  6. Shape into three loaves.
  7. Place into greased loaf pans and let rise until rounded above pan.
  8. Bake at 350 for 30 minutes or until done.
  9. Remove from pans and butter tops, if desired, for a softer crust.
  10. Note: Adjust flour as needed.

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