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June 25, 2013

Don't Run to the Store: Make Great Homemade White Bread at Home


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Homemade White Bread


We eat a lot of carbs in our house. Even though I follow a gluten free diet my family loves baked goods. I normally modify recipes to be gluten free so that I can eat them, but I also occasionally make regular foods that the rest of my family can enjoy. One of the major things that just doesn't taste the same gluten free is bread. Gluten free bread just doesn't have the same texture or taste, trust me I have tried just about every recipe I have been able to find. However, regular homemade bread is delicious and my family loves it. Since I canned homemade jam last night I knew when I woke up this morning that my two boys would demand homemade bread. There is something about homemade jam that just screams for a great slice of bread. Today I tried a new recipe for White Bread from allrecipes.com.

This recipe has 6 ingredients. It takes 3 hours of total time, 20 minutes of which is active and makes 36 servings. I only made a few minor changes to the original recipe. First I decreased the total amount of servings to 12 or one loaf. The recipe doesn't specify how long it takes to allow the bread to rise, but in my kitchen each rise takes approximately an hour. If you have never shaped bread the easiest way to do so is to make the dough into a rectangle, fold it into thirds like you would a letter and pinch the seam and sides closed.

My two boys devoured almost this whole loaf within a couple of hours. I liked that it was easy to slice and I had no problems with the bread overbrowning since the amount of sugar wasn't too high. The loaf came out looking nice and the dough was easy to work with, which is nice since some recipes are harder to work with than others. Overall, this is a nice basic bread recipe that would work well for people that have no bread making experience.

For the recipe go to White Bread.

42 comments:

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    1. Thanks :) My boys really loved it!

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  2. Thanks for sharing, Hubby and I were just talking about baking our own bread the other day! :)

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    1. I linked up, thanks for the heads up! Making homemade bread is much easier than people think and so much better than store bought :)

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  3. This looks like a wonderful bread recipe. I love to bake bread!

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    1. I love baking bread too, it's so relaxing and tastes yummy!

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  4. Your homemade bread looks gorgeous. My family loves carbs too and I bake homemade bread at least 2 or 3 times a week. We really go through them very fast. :) I've never tried making GF bread as my family don't have issues with gluten. But I do have a few friends who are on GF diet. It's sad to hear that there's no GF bread that can compare to the regular ones. Oh well. But if you eventually found one, I would love to know. :)

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    1. We go through a lot of bread too. My two boys are big carb eaters! GF baking can be really hit or miss. The bread never has the same light airy taste that regular bread does. It's not bad, just different :)

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    1. I need a new oven soon, my broiler is broken, which drives me crazy :)

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  6. Sounds like you have some lucky boys. :)

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    1. You need to tell them that, so they remember :)

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  7. There is nothing on earth like homemade bread. Especially when it's fresh out of the oven. Heaven.

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    1. I agree, fresh out of the oven bread is the best!

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  8. That looks so good. There's nothing like a fresh yummy loaf of bread.

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    1. Thanks :) I agree there is something so delicious about fresh bread!

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  9. I agree with the gluten free bread and the bought one is so full of sugar.... my bread machine has a gf recipe and i just mix doves white and brown bread flour and plain flour and it tastes really good fresh and then later ok toasted...... really curious now will browse for more : ) x tina

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    1. They are often full of sugar, which isn't good. My bread machine broke about five years ago and I have just never bought a new one :)

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    1. Followed you back, thanks for stopping by!

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  11. We don't have a bread machine but my girls have been dying to make bread. And oh my, I'll bet that was good with the homemade jam!

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    1. I make my bread by hand. I had a bread machine, but it broke :)

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  12. Found you through Meet and Greet. New follower. I really don't get any followers from these hops so I hope you will. http://alewphotography.blogspot.com/

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    1. I followed you back (by email since that is the one I check). Blog hops can be hit or miss, but I returned the favor :)

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  13. I want to make bread tonight but it's too hot. Don't want to heat up my home. Is that your loaf? OMG mine looks so amateurish.

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    1. That is my loaf :) I understand about not wanting to heat up the house, it's too hot and humid here too!

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  14. Dear Ann, With the price of white bread where it is, it is healthier and much less expensive to make it at home.
    I know most will say it takes too long, but really it is worth it.
    This looks wonderful! Bella!
    Blessings dearest. Catherine xo

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    1. I agree. I haven't bought store bread in years. In part because it's too expensive and I hate that so many brands use high fructose corn syrup, no thanks! Thanks for the sweet comments!

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  15. I don't know how to bake homemade bread but my mom does and she makes the best homemade bread ever. Well I think all kids say their mom does the best whatever ever! Anyway, I remember eating them when they first came out the oven, there's nothing like hot bread with some butter smeared on it. Back then it was all done by hand and no recipe. Thinking about it now makes me want to have some.

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    1. Hot out of the oven is the best, I agree :) The bread that I normally make I don't follow a recipe since I have made it for years. I only follow recipes when I am making new recipes and dishes. I normally change a bunch of things we well!

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  16. I am horrible at baking. It is one thing I wish I was better at. Maybe I'll give this bread recipe a try and hope it doesn't come out like a brick (like all of my other attempts at baking do)! Homemade bread always looks so delicious!

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    1. I have had bread turn out like a brick before too :) It happens to all of us!

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  17. One of my best memories is coming home from school and smelling the freshly baked bread my dad made. I'm going to try your recipe! I'm a new follower through the Meet and Greet Hop. Come visit at Blue Plate Sundays.

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    1. I love that your dad baked! I am trying to teach my boys so they will be able to cook on their own when they are older :)

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  18. I have been very frustrated because I've tried several sandwich breads lately and they have all fallen on top while baking! They are very dense, too, not light and fluffy. Maybe I'm not kneading the dough enough? I really want to find a recipe that will work for me and this one does look promising. When I get my courage back I might have to give this one a go :)

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    1. It is normally due to the bread having too long of a second rise. You want the bread to be only about an inch over the top when you place it in the oven. Any more than that and it will fall during baking. Bread baking can take some getting used to, but it's worth it :)

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  19. Nothing like the smell and taste of home made bread. Lightly toast it and spread with butter. Yum.

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    1. I agree, homemade bread toasted with a little bit of butter is delicious!

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  20. Your bread looks so perfect! How right you are: Make it yourself instead of buying it! You know and decide what goes in there - way healthier :)
    Thank you so much for sharing this at Wednesday Extravaganza - can't wait to see what you share next week :)

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