Simple Homemade White Bread

Since I spent the entire weekend closed at home trying to recover from my illness I decided, as I got plenty of time on my hands, to make bread!

I love making bread!

Do you?

Homemade bread just taste so much better than the stuff you buy at the store and even if the process is a little bit time consuming, it is totally worth it.

This is a basic recipe for making simple white bread that you can use as it is or integrate it with other ingredients and make different kinds/flavors of bread like cinnamon bread or chocolate chips bread. Just have fun with it!


  • 2 cup bread flour
  • 1 package of instant yeast
  • 3/4 cup lukewarm water
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1- 1/2 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1- 1/2 tbsp butter

In a bowl of your elettric mixer place yeast and dissolve it in 3/4 cup lukewarm water. Let is sit for about 5-10 min

In a sauce pan combine salt, sugar and butter

Add milk and heat over low heat until butter melts and sugar dissolve. Cool to lukewarm

Add milk/yeast mixture to the yeast and water

Add in flour

turn your electric mixer to low speed and with the dough hook mix for about 5-6 min or until you get a soft and sticky dough

Note: if you don’t have a mixer just kneat the dough by hand

Placed dough in a grased bowl, cover with plastic wrap and let rise in a nice and warm place for about 2 hours or until doubled in size

This is after 2 hours my friends!

Now punch dough down and on a slithly floured surface roll it out into a long rectangular

Starting at a short hand roll the dough all the way to the other edge

Place roll in a grased loaf pan. Cover with plastic wrap and let rise in a warm place for about 1 hour, or until doubled in size

Bake at 200 C for about 30 min.

Remove from pan immediatelly and let it cool down before slicing it

You can use this bread for basically anything. I used it for making toast this morning, I roasted tonight with some garlic to accompany my soup tonight and made bruschetta for my bf. A totally versatile kind of bread!

Make it!

Eat it!

Have fun with it!

Love ya!

One serving provides:

  • Calories: 95
  • Fat: 1 g
  • Carbohydrates: 18 g
  • Protein: 3 g

About the author:

An Italian living in China with a strong passion for cooking! Browse my 'left-overs' session for many tasty grub!. Follow her on Twitter / Facebook.