{Recipe} Fluffy White Bread

Something that is always a winner in our house is freshly baked bread.  It never gets old (literally because we eat it almost instantly).  It is so moist and fluffy with such a nice flavor that each of us is ready to pounce on it the moment it comes out of the oven.

After a couple of requests for the recipe, I thought I’d share it with everyone.
I got the original recipe

here, but I have modified it slightly.

fluffy white bread recipe, dry ingredients

Mix the dry ingredients

kitchen aid mixer
fluffy white bread recipe, wet ingredients

Mix the wet ingredients and add to the dry.  

*I warm the milk a bit so it doesn’t keep the yeast from activating.  It should be around 100-110 degrees.

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Knead the dough for about 10 minutes.

kneading bread dough
kneading dough
kneading bread dough, bread dough recipe

Put your dough in a buttered pan and cover
Let the dough rise until it has at least doubled in size.
Punch it down and knead again.
Repeat these steps a few times.
*I like to put my dough in the oven (not heated) to rise.  It always rises nicely and I don’t need to cover it while it rises.   Also, on many occasions, I allow the bread maker to do the initial mixing, kneading, and rising.  I let it go in there until it is just about to bake.  Then, I punch it down one last time, knead it, and place it in the buttered pan for a final rise.  Just a side note.  Carry on.dough ball

rising bread dough

After two or three times kneading and rising,

it’s time to bake! 

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Can you tell this isn’t the same bread that I baked today?  It didn’t rise as nicely as my bread today.  I would’ve taken a new picture, but Chloe was asking for the bread when I turned on the oven.  Then she asked me about it just about every minute until she was finished with her third slice.  Seriously, it’s that good.  So, I didn’t get a chance to take a picture today.

Still looks yummy, though!  Would you believe that there isn’t even half of a loaf left after only a few hours?  There is enough left for breakfast and that’s it.

And, if there happens to be a lot left over or if I make an extra loaf of bread, then it’s definitely time for homemade croutons!

If you get a chance to make this bread, let me know what you think.

Looking for a fun snack idea?  Try homemade potato chips!


8 thoughts on “{Recipe} Fluffy White Bread

    • Hi, Kelli. I usually bake it for about 30 minutes, but the real key is knowing your oven. I wait until the top is a golden brown. Then I know the inside is moist and fluffy. 🙂 Hope this helps.

    • I usually bake it for 30 minutes or until the top is golden brown. Ovens vary, so I like to say set your timer for 25 minutes and then check every few minutes after that. Go by the color and then determine the time based on that. Let me know how your bread turns out!

    • Absolutely! Usually I find myself using all purpose these days. I got tired of buying 2 different types of flour on a regular basis…just laziness. But it works great too. 🙂 Happy Baking!

  1. I just wanted to let you know, since I’ve discovered this recipe on Pinterest- I haven’t made any other bread. I make this bread about 1-2 times a week, and have gotten a few friends hooked on it.

    Thank you for sharing this WONDERFUL recipe.

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