Batter White Bread


Batter bread is a no-knead yeast bread made with unbleached all-purpose flour.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
45 mins
Additional Time:
1 hr 30 mins
Total Time:
2 hrs 35 mins
1 9x5-inch loaf


  • 3 cups sifted all-purpose flour

  • 1 ¼ cups warm water (110 degrees F/45 degrees C)

  • 2 tablespoons shortening

  • 2 tablespoons white sugar

  • 2 teaspoons salt

  • 1 (.25 ounce) package active dry yeast

  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted


  1. Combine 1 1/4 cups sifted flour, warm water, shortening, sugar, salt, and yeast in a large bowl; beat by hand for 300 strokes or with an electric mixer for 3 minutes. Mix in remaining 1 3/4 cups sifted flour, scraping the bowl often, until dough is smooth. Cover with a clean cloth and let rise until doubled in volume, about 1 hour.

  2. Lightly grease a 9x5-inch loaf pan. Punch dough down gently; it will be sticky. Spoon into the prepared loaf pan, patting it down and shaping it with floured hands. Cover and let rise for 30 minutes.

  3. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

  4. Uncover dough and bake in the preheated oven until golden brown, about 45 minutes.

  5. Remove from the oven and place on a cooling rack. Brush melted butter over top and let cool.


All yeast bread doughs rise best at about 85 degrees F (29 degrees C), so inside a gas oven with a pilot light is ideal. If you don't have a gas oven, simply place a bowl of hot water on the bottom shelf of your oven and place your dough on an upper shelf.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

181 Calories
4g Fat
31g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 181
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g 5%
Saturated Fat 1g 7%
Cholesterol 3mg 1%
Sodium 399mg 17%
Total Carbohydrate 31g 11%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Protein 4g
Calcium 8mg 1%
Iron 2mg 11%
Potassium 55mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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