Homemade White Bread Recipe

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Ingredients List

½ cup warm water
1 Tablespoon instant yeast
1 cup whole milk
2 Tablespoons Sugar (optional)
2 teaspoons sea salt
3 Tablespoons softened unsalted butter
5 cups all-purpose flour


1In stand mixer with hook attachment, add water, optional sugar, and yeast. Let sit for 5 minutes. Add milk, salt, butter, and half the flour and mix on low. Then, slowly add the remaining flour and knead with dough hook for 5 minutes or more. Cover mixer bowl with plastic wrap and allow to stand for 20-30 minutes. 

2Remove wrap and continue kneading with dough hook for 5 minutes. Cover again with plastic wrap and allow to proof until dough rises to double the size. Note if your oven has a proofing setting. You can place dough in oven and proof to rise.

3Transfer dough to a floured parchment-lined pan and shape into a round loaf or fold the dough into in a greased loaf pan with the seams on the bottom. Cover the dough again with a towel or plastic wrap and proof for another 30 minutes until the loaf rises again. Remove wrap and cut two deep slashes into a cross at the top of the loaf if you made a round loaf not using the loaf pan. 

4 Bake at 375 degrees for 40 minutes until golden brown. Brush butter on loaf while still warm.

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