We haven’t eaten white bread in a while, so I thought I’d make Soft American-Style White Bread. I even woke up super early to bake this, so we could eat it for breakfast.

Acknowledgement: The full and original version of this recipe can be found in The New Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day: The Discovery That Revolutionizes Home Baking. Feel free to visit their website artisanbreadinfive.com. In addition, I took the photographs from this post. If you think it’s nice enough to use, please let me know.

Here are the ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cup lukewarm water
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter
  • 1/2 tablespoon granulated yeast
  • 3/4 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

Soft American-Style White Loaf

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Mix the water, yeast, salt, sugar and butter in a bowl or plastic container.

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Add the all-purpose flour.

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Mix until all the flour gets incorporated. I found it best to just mix this by hand.

Soft American-Style White Loaf

Cover and let the dough rest for two hours. In the meantime, grease a nonstick loaf pan.

After giving the dough time to rest, cut off a cantaloupe-sized piece of dough, shape into an oval, and drop into the loaf pan. Cover loosely with plastic wrap. Let the dough rest again for 90 minutes.

Pre-heat oven to 350 F.

Brush the top of the dough with melted butter. Bake for 45 minutes. When the bread is done, brush the top again with more melted butter. Let cool, slice and enjoy!

Soft American-Style White Loaf
Soft American-Style White Loaf

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