Very Basic Easy White Bread

READY IN: 3hrs 20mins
Recipe by Bill Hodgkins

This is a double loaf recipe I first saw used in a Community Kitchen, culinary arts training program for disadvantaged people in Portland, Maine. No sugar? That's what I said... I usually proof my yeast with a teaspoon or so of sugar, but I assure you the recipe works without it... And it's very simple.

Top Review by sabretoothsam

While the bread is fine, I found the recipe somewhat vague. This recipe is probably not for first time bread makers as it gives no time amounts; ie, no approximate times for kneading, rising or baking.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In large bowl combine flour yeast and salt Add water and stir until a stiff dough forms Turn dough out onto a floured surface.
  2. Knead until dough is smooth and elastic Lightly oil bowl and top of dough.
  3. Cover with plastic wrap and leave in a warm place to rise until doubled in size.
  4. Punch down dough.
  5. Divide into two equal pieces.
  6. Shape and place in pans, cover and allow to rise until doubled.
  7. Set oven to 425 degrees Bake until bread is golden brown and sounds hollow when tapped.

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