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Homemade Bread Recipe

Delicious homemade bread - The BEST bread recipe that's super soft and has the perfect touch of sweetness. Top it with fresh homemade jam for the ultimate treat. There's nothing better than a slice of homemade bread!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Rising Time1 hr 30 mins
Total Time2 hrs 15 mins
Course: bread
Cuisine: American
Keyword: homemade bread, how to make bread
Servings: 32 (2 loaves)
Calories: 103kcal
Author: Jamielyn Nye

Ingredients

  • 2 cups warm water
  • 2 1/2 tsp active dry yeast
  • 1/2 tbsp sugar
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup evaporated milk
  • 5-7 cups bread flour (white or wheat will work too; can use more if needed)
  • 1 tbsp shortening (or butter)
  • 1 tbsp butter, melted (to top bread)

Instructions

  • Place the yeast and sugar in a small bowl. Pour the warm water (not too hot) over the yeast mixture and let it sit for about 10 minutes, or until nice and bubbly.
  • Combine melted butter, sugar, evaporated milk and salt into a large mixing bowl. When your yeast mixture is ready add them together and mix.
  • If you are using a stand mixer put on your bread hook and then pour in 3 cups of flour. If not you can stir/kneed it as well. Then add in 1 cup of flour at a time and mix. When you get to 5 cups of flour in the bowl, add in 1/2 cup more of flour at a time until the dough is no longer sticking to the sides. You’ll know it’s ready when your fingers no longer stick to the dough.
  • Then cover the ball of dough and sides of the bowl with shortening and cover the bowl with a warm towel. Set by the window and allow it it rise (about 1.5 hours). When it has risen over the bowl punch it down and place on a floured surface.
  • Kneed the dough for 2-3 minutes.
  • Cut dough into two pieces and roll them out into a rectangle. Roll the dough up and tuck the ends under. Then place into 2 greased bread pans.
  • Let the bread rise again, and when it looks like a good loaf of bread place them in the oven at 375 degrees for 25 minutes. When the bread is done, coat the top with butter and remove onto a cooling rack. Enjoy!

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Notes

I like to use this kind of evaporated milk. 

Nutrition

Calories: 103kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 5mg | Sodium: 239mg | Potassium: 34mg | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 1.3% | Vitamin C: 0.1% | Calcium: 1.4% | Iron: 1.1%