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Homemade White Bread Recipe

Making homemade bread takes a bit of effort, but this homemade white bread recipe is SO worth the time!
Course bread
Cuisine American
Keyword Homemade White Bread
Prep Time 2 hours
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 30 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Author I Heart Recipes


  • 6 - 6 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp active dry yeast
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 2 2/3 cup warm water
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter melted


  • Pour 1/2 cup of the warm water into your stand mixer bowl (or a large mixing bowl), then sprinkle in the yeast and sugar. Stir until well combined, then let it sit for about 7 minutes or so (until it's nice and foamy).
  • Pour in the rest of the warm water, then the melted butter.
  • Attach your dough hooks, and turn on the stand mixer on low. Start adding the flour, but one cup at a time.
  • Once the third cup of flour is in, sprinkle in the salt, and turn the mixer's speed to medium (about 6-7).
  • Continue adding the flour until all of it is in the mixing bowl
  • Turn the speed back down to low (around 4), and let the dough mix for about 6 minutes.
  • Remove the dough from the bowl, and knead the dough for about 8 minutes.
  • Lightly oil a bowl, place the dough into the bowl, and cover. Place the bowl in a warm place, and let the dough sit for about 1 1/2 hours.
  • The dough should now be doubled in size.
  • Punch the dough in the middle and remove it from the bowl.
  • Knead the dough for about 5 minutes, then cut the dough in half.
  • Lightly oil two loaf pans, then place the dough in the pans.
  • Cover both of of the loaf pans, and store them in a warm place until the dough doubles in size.
  • Bake the loaves on 375 F for 25- 30 minutes.
  • Once the loaves are removed from the oven, immediately remove them from the pans and place them on a cooling rack.
  • Let the bread cool down, then serve.