Soft White Bread

by Nicki on October 12, 2009

in Frugal Food

Last week Courtney contacted me and asked if I had a recipe for a white sandwich bread. It was in my line of bread recipes that will eventually end up on here but seeing how she asked I thought I’d move it up.

This isn’t the bread I make all the time because there isn’t much nutritional value to it. That said, it’s a favorite of my daughter and husband. I always make it when we plan to have BLTs. It makes great sandwiches. The only thing I’ve found is that it gets dry after about 3-4 days. Anyway, if your kids (or husband) just love that airy white bread you buy in the store but you’re not a fan of all those preservatives, then this recipe is for you!

Soft White Bread

  • 2 tbsp. active dry yeast (or 2 packets)
  • 2 tbsp. sugar
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 cup warm milk
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 3 tbsp. shortening
  • 7-ish cups flour
  • 1 tbsp.-ish butter to brush tops


  1. Add sugar and yeast to warm water and let yeast dissolve.
  2. Add warm milk, shortening and salt. Add flour, one cup at a time, mixing as you go.
  3. Knead until smooth and elastic (This is a really nice dough to knead – so soft).
  4. Place in a greased bowl and turn over once. Then cover with a cloth and let it rise one hour or until double.
  5. Punch down gently and split into 2 loaves. Roll up each loaf and place in greased loaf pans to rise about a half hour or until risen about 1 inch above the rim of the pan. These loaves are on the smaller side, so don’t wait for them to get enormous or they will collapse on you.
  6. Bake in a 425F degree oven for 18-23 minutes. It’s done when it’s golden brown and sounds hollow when tapped. Watch carefully because this bread can over-brown very quickly. As soon as it comes out, brush the tops very lightly with butter.
  7. Go ahead and indulge in a warm piece. It will absolutely melt in your mouth.

If you’re unsure about making bread or need some clarification on the directions, check out my post on how to make homemade bread.

Why I do what I do ~ Even though my daughter doesn’t think I’m a good cook I must be doing something right. She asks for a slice of plain bread for a snack on a regular basis. Funny girl.Have you liked Domestic Cents on Facebook yet?

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1 Courtney October 12, 2009 at 7:09 pm

I made this today and it was PERFECT! Thanks so much for sharing this great recipe with us!
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