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Homemade loaf of soft white bread on a wooden board.
Soft White Bread
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
40 mins
Proofing Time
1 hr
Total Time
2 hrs

This pillowy white bread recipe will be your new favorite! Straightforward & easy to make, and it bakes up so soft & fluffy! A perfect sandwich bread.

Course: Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: sandwich bread, sandwich bread recipe, white bread, white bread recipe
Servings: 12
Calories: 181 kcal
  1. Place the warm water and sugar in a large bowl and sprinkle the yeast on top. Set aside for 5 minutes to allow the yeast to proof.

  2. Add the butter and 2 cups of the flour, and beat on medium speed for 3 minutes.

  3. Stir in an additional 1 1/4 to 1 3/4 cups of flour, along with the salt, mixing until the dough gathers itself into a ball and pulls away cleanly from the sides of the bowl.

  4. Continue to knead, adding an additional 1/2 to 3/4 cup flour, until the dough is smooth and elastic (about 10 minutes).

  5. Place the dough in a large greased bowl, and cover loosely with plastic wrap. Allow it to rise in a warm place until doubled in size (30 to 45 minutes).

  6. Lightly mist a 5 cup loaf pan with non-stick spray.

  7. Punch down the dough and shape it into a loaf.

  8. Place the dough in the prepared pan, cover it loosely with greased plastic wrap, and allow it to rise in a warm place until doubled in size (30 to 45 minutes).

  9. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

  10. Uncover the dough and bake for 40 to 45 minutes, or until the loaf sounds hollow when lightly tapped.

Recipe Notes

*Instant yeast may be substituted.  Rise time may need to be reduced by 10 to 15 minutes.  You'll know your dough is done rising when it has doubled in volume.

Nutrition Facts
Soft White Bread
Amount Per Serving
Calories 181 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 8mg3%
Sodium 148mg6%
Potassium 47mg1%
Carbohydrates 33g11%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 87IU2%
Calcium 8mg1%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.