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    Simple White Bread

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    1 hr 45 mins

    30 mins

    1 hr 15 mins

    Bill Hilbrich's Note:

    The recipe, and my instructions are adapted from a videorecording that a new baker might find helpful. " Perfect bread, how to conquer bread making." by Betsy Oppenneer, The Breadworks, 1990, Norwich,

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    • 2 1/2 cups water, at a temperature between 105 and 115 F
    • 2 (1/4 ounce) packages yeast
    • 2 tablespoons sugar
    • 2 teaspoons salt
    • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
    • 6 1/2 cups flour


    1. 1
      Mix the water, yeast, and sugar together in a small bowl.
    2. 2
      Add the salt to 5 1/2 cups of the flour in a large bowl.
    3. 3
      Set the other cup of flour aside. Mix the liquid and the dry together and then add the oil.
    4. 4
      Mix until it comes away from the sides of the bowl, sprinkle some of the last cup of flour on a wooden surface, and knead until the dough gets sticky again.
    5. 5
      Keep adding more flour and keep kneading.
    6. 6
      Push forward, fold over, push forward, fold over.
    7. 7
      I do this one handed because I have to, but it works.
    8. 8
      Put a little oil in the large bowl, that has been scraped clean, add the kneaded dough and roll it over a few times to coat. Cover, let stand for about one hour in a warm place. Punch down, cut the dough in half and roll it out to about a 9 inch by 18 inch rectangle. Roll it up, tuck in the ends and place in a very well lubricated ( I use crisco) glass baking dish.
    9. 9
      Repeat with the other half, and then cover with a cloth and let it rise again for about 45 minutes.
    10. 10
      Use a sharp knife to put a few slashes in the top, brush with a little beaten egg or milk, and put into a pre-heated 375 (f) oven for 30 minutes.
    11. 11
      The bread is done when an instant read thermometer reads 190 (f).

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on December 30, 2013


      Thank you so much for posting this, Bill Hilbrich. It truly is simple, as the recipe's title says, AND delicious. I'm not a baker and the loaves came out perfect the first time, and the second, and I'm hoping history will repeat itself today. =)

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    • on December 07, 2012


      great recipe. simple and easy.

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    • on July 23, 2012


      This was my first time baking homemade bread and I have to say I am hooked! Your recipe was delicious and it was easy to follow. Thank you so much for sharing this.

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    Nutritional Facts for Simple White Bread

    Serving Size: 1 (1482 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 1670.7
    Calories from Fat 163
    Total Fat 18.1 g
    Saturated Fat 2.4 g
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    Sodium 2346.2 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 325.5 g
    Dietary Fiber 12.8 g
    Sugars 13.6 g
    Protein 44.8 g

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