Homemade White Bread

Recipe by PCrocker
READY IN: 50mins
YIELD: 5 loaves




  • In large mixing bowl, combine 6 cups flour, dry milk, yeast, salt, sugar, and potato flakes; set aside.
  • In microwave, heat water and margarine to 110 to 120 degrees.
  • Add water mixture to flour mixture and beat on medium speed with mixer for 2 minutes.
  • Gradually add enough flour for the mixture to form a stiff dough.
  • Turn dough out onto floured board and knead about 10 minutes, adding flour as needed (I use my KitchenAid mixer with a dough hook).
  • Be careful not to add too much flour; the dough should be smooth and elastic.
  • Place the kneaded dough in a large oiled bowl and turn dough over to coat with the oil.
  • Cover the dough with a large cloth and set aside in warm place to rise until it is doubled in size.
  • Punch dough down and turn out onto floured board.
  • Divide into 5 portions, shape each into loaves, and place in greased 4 1/2 x 8 1/2 inch non-stick loaf pans (the dark pans brown the bread better than the shiny pans).
  • Cover pans with a cloth and let rise until doubled.
  • Bake in a preheated 375 degree oven for about 25 to 30 minutes.
  • Remove bread from pans immediately and let cool on rack.
  • Brush tops of loaves with butter.