A white bread recipe without a strong yeast flavor. Proofing the yeast first eliminates some of the yeast taste from the final product.

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
3 hrs
additional:
15 mins
total:
3 hrs 25 mins
Servings:
15
Yield:
2 pound loaf
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Ingredients

15
Original recipe yields 15 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Whisk together the yeast, 1/4 cup warm water and sugar. Allow to sit for 15 minutes.

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  • Add ingredients in the order suggested by your manufacturer, including the yeast mixture. Select the basic and light crust setting.

Nutrition Facts

162 calories; protein 4.5g 9% DV; carbohydrates 31.6g 10% DV; fat 1.8g 3% DV; cholesterol 0.4mg; sodium 339.1mg 14% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (71)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
Easy bread. I don't have a bread machine so used the allrecipes site advice on coverting bread machine recipes to regular methods. (You will find it under baking advice.) Definately need to up the water by 1/4 cup and I like a sweeter bread so upped the sugar to 1/3 cup. I also used dry buttermilk powder instead of just dry milk. Really good! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
11/06/2008
Didn't really like this bread... I didn't make it in a bread machine so that may have been part of the problem. it was very dry and crumbly. Read More
(6)
89 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 69
  • 4 star values: 15
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
Easy bread. I don't have a bread machine so used the allrecipes site advice on coverting bread machine recipes to regular methods. (You will find it under baking advice.) Definately need to up the water by 1/4 cup and I like a sweeter bread so upped the sugar to 1/3 cup. I also used dry buttermilk powder instead of just dry milk. Really good! Read More
(110)
Rating: 5 stars
03/10/2007
I love this recipe! I have used it over and over again, and it is always a hit. I prefer to bake it in the oven rather than in the machine, because the top rises too much for my bread machine. Most of the time I sub 1 c. whole wheat flour for the white. I have made cinnamon raisin bread: add 1 tablespoon cinnamon, more sugar and some raisins. I have made garlic bread: add a couple of minced garlic cloves and some italian seasoning. This recipe makes great italian breadsticks, just roll it out, twist and bake. Read More
(84)
Rating: 5 stars
01/09/2004
This is probably one of the best bread recipes I have ever made. It was a great big hit with my family. I made one loaf on Saturday and we ate the whole loaf for dinner. I made another loaf on Sunday and we ate the whole loaf again. I felt it was very easy to make and turned out very tender with a wonderful flavor. I did not proof the yeast before I made the bread and it did not have a strong yeast flavor. I'm positive I will make this one again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/28/2003
Great bread. I didn't have dry milk powder so I just used warm milk which worked very well. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/11/2003
Great recipe!! I read the previous reviews and followed their suggestions ie: didn't proof the yeast and used 1 1/2 cups of water. The loaf rose up to the top of the baking window and was very moist. Read More
(20)
Rating: 5 stars
07/01/2003
This is my favourite white bread. It is so simple and delicious and my guests just love it. I don't proof the yeast first and it tastes just fine using bread machine yeast. I use 1 1/2 cups of water instead of 1 1/4 total combined. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/11/2003
Simply the best machine made white bread we have tried. Read More
(17)
Rating: 5 stars
04/11/2003
I used seasoned potato flakes will gave the bread extra flavoring.. it was my husband's favorite of 10 breads that I've recently tried. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/11/2003
My family really liked this bread better than all the rest I've tried. But I had to was a lot more water than was called for. I probably used a 1 more cup of water. It was gone in 1 meal. The whole 2 pound loaf. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
11/06/2008
Didn't really like this bread... I didn't make it in a bread machine so that may have been part of the problem. it was very dry and crumbly. Read More
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