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Country White Bread

Anytime is the right time for a comforting slice of homemade bread. These loaves are especially nice since the crust stays so tender. This white bread recipe is my husband Nick's favorite. He makes most of the bread at our house. —Joanne Shew Chuk, St. Benedict, Saskatchewan
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. + rising Bake: 25 min.
  • Makes
    2 loaves (16 slices each)


  • 2 packages (1/4 ounce each) active dry yeast
  • 2 cups warm water (110° to 115°)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 6-1/2 to 7 cups all-purpose flour


  • In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Add sugar, salt, eggs, oil and 3 cups flour; beat on medium speed until smooth. Stir in enough remaining flour to form a soft dough.
  • Turn dough onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, 6-8 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease the top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.
  • Punch down dough. Divide in half and shape into loaves. Place in 2 greased 9x5-in. loaf pans. Cover with kitchen towels; let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour. Preheat oven to 375°.
  • Bake until golden brown, 25-30 minutes. Remove from pans to wire racks to cool.
Nutrition Facts
1 slice: 125 calories, 2g fat (0 saturated fat), 13mg cholesterol, 226mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

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  • John
    Feb 28, 2021

    I know nothing about making bread . I followed this recipe exactly and it came out awesome ! I was very happy . ??

  • Katy's mom
    Feb 21, 2021

    For Mariann, whose bread came out like bricks, possibly you added too much flour. Or you might not have kneaded the dough long enough. Six to eight minutes (which seems to be the standard for TOH yeast breads) isn't always enough. When kneading bread dough, don't go by the clock; go by what the dough feels like. It's better to overknead than underknead. Lastly, you might not have allowed the dough to rise long enough. These are all factors that are critical to making good bread.. .

  • ycruz6
    Jan 23, 2021

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  • Mariann
    Jan 13, 2021

    What went wrong, my loafs came out like bricks. Yeast is in date, what could I have done?

  • Velmary
    Jan 5, 2021

    I just made this today, I was hesitant because I was using my bread machine, cut the recipe in half, and it came out great! My son already had two slices, and loved it. Did not make any substitutions to the ingredients.

  • Phoebe
    Dec 4, 2020

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  • irene lacina
    Jun 12, 2020

    Perfection! I have been trying other white bread recipes and was not satisfied. When I made this bread, I knew I need look no longer. It's perfect! Wonderful flavor, slices nicely --no need to look any further. It will be my go-to recipe! Thank you!

  • abreendre
    May 5, 2020

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  • Merlou122
    Apr 15, 2020

    Reviewing again because you didn't post my full review? I made this bread today and followed the recipe exactly. It made big loaves, that are light and have a wonderful flavor. Very easy to make, it will be my go-to recipe for white bread. I only wish there was an option to post a picture to show how beautiful it turned out.

  • Barbara
    Apr 11, 2020

    Homemade breads make excellent sandwich breads, as long as they don't crumble easily or fall apart. One trick to cutting homemade bread is to slice it from the bottom or sides, NOT the top so you're not squishing the bread! Enjoy.