Homemade White Bread, Non-Bread Machine

Total Time
Prep 1 hr 30 mins
Cook 30 mins

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!

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.


Most Helpful

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.

Sackville February 21, 2003

Yes, this turned out nicely. My guests loved it and asked for the recipe. I froze the extra loaves and have since used them and your directions for that were great, thank you.

Penny R April 15, 2003

OMG! DELISH!!! Look no further....I know I'm not. I used butter instead of lard, brown instead of white sugar, & only had quick rise yeast on hand(used 2/3 the amount as substitution for active yeast). Turned out to be the most moist and flavourful bread I have ever had! Thank you!

chellelyru October 26, 2009

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