Homemade White Bread


Here's a recipe I used to make (back before my sourdough days) that is really good. I still enjoy making it from time-to-time. Enjoy!

5 1/2 - 6 cups flour
2 tablespoons instant yeast
2 cups milk
1/3 cup sugar
1/3 cup butter
2 teaspoons salt
2 eggs

Using large mixing bowl, combine 2 1/2 cups flour and yeast. Heat milk, sugar, butter, and salt just till butter starts to melt (115-120 degrees). Add to flour mixture. Add eggs and mix until combined. Stir in enough remaining flour to make stiff dough. Turn out onto lightly floured surface and knead till smooth and elastic for 5-7 minutes. Shape into a ball and place in greased bowl. Cover and let rise until double, about 1 hour.

Punch down dough and turn out onto a lightly floured surface. Divide in half. Shape into two loaves. Place in greased loaf pans. Cover and let rise till double, about 50-60 minutes. Bake in preheated 375 degree oven for 35-40 minutes. Cover loosely with foil, if needed to keep tops from browning too quickly. Remove from pans and cool on a wire rack. Makes 2 loaves.
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