Thursday, August 18, 2011

Delicious White Bread

My Grandma is going to be so proud of me! She has always been the best at making bread. When I was younger we would go visit Grandma and Grandpa and the house would always smell like fresh baked bread.

Take a slice of warm bread right out of the oven, put lots of butter and home-made jam on it = pure heaven!

To be honest I had no clue how to make bread, so I went to youtube and looked up how to knead. This recipe has to be pretty fool proof because for my first time kneading it turned out pretty great. 

Grandma Doris’ White Bread

2 Pkgs               Active dry yeast
2 2/3 Cup          Warm water
½ Cup               Dry milk
2 Tbsp               Sugar
1 Tbsp               Salt
1/3 Cup             cooking oil (I used vegetable oil)
7 cups               Flour
1. Sprinkle yeast on the warm water and stir it to dissolve.  Add the dry milk, sugar, salt, oil, and 3 cups of the flour. Mix with an electric mixer on medium until smooth (about 3 minutes).
2. Gradually add the remanding flour to make soft dough (It will leave the sides of the bowl).  Cover and let sit for 15 minutes.
3. Knead the dough on a floured surface until smooth (about 5 minutes). Divide the dough in half. Shape each piece into 2 greased and floured 9x5x3 loaf pans.  Cover and let rise for an hour to an hour and a half.
4. Bake in a 400°F/205°C oven for 30 to 35 minutes, until the bread sounds hollow when you tap the top of it.  Remove from pan to cooling rack.  Enjoy.

Source: Doris Sweeten  


  1. Nice work! It looks great. I bet it made your home smell terrific too. I keep saying how much I want to bake bread from scratch. Looks like an easy recipe to start with.

  2. Wow can't belive you made homemade bread for the first time and ended up with bread perfection!

  3. Lilly, I'm worried that it was just luck. But I am keeping my fingers crossed! Thank you so much though, I appreciate the encouragement.

  4. It looks fantastic and I am sure it smelled even better. Not much better then the smell of warm bread.

  5. Thanks Rachel I completely agree. It smelled wonderful.

  6. Thanks so much for the friend add on Food Buzz! Love meeting new bloggers through there!

    And that bread looks beautiful! I can almost smell it!

  7. Looks great for your first try!!

  8. Looks amazing for your first time....absoultely perfect! I was so scared to try anything with yeast for the longest time. Can't wait to see what you do next. I bet it smelled wonderful too...that's one of the best smells ever!

  9. There is nothing like home-made bread! I started making my own bread - exclusively - about 8 months ago. It's surprisingly a money saver and it's nice to control the ingredients!

    You did a beautiful job.

  10. Looks perfect and nothing smells better than fresh baked bread! My grandmother always baked her own bread too. I need to do it more ofen.

  11. Thanks I appreciate all of your support. I hope next time turns out even better. Xoxo

  12. Hi! dawnie i'm first time here and u have lovely space dear, ok this white bread is so goood and u back so perfectly. thanks for sharing this.

  13. Great bread. I can practically smell it baking. I was lured over to your site by the fudge you mention on foodbuzz...

  14. Your bread couldn't be more perfect! Beautiful!