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Best Homemade White Bread

My family loves this bread for sandwiches, toast, French toast or just have it as a side with any meal.
Prep Time2 hrs
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time2 hrs 40 mins
Course: bread, Breakfast, sandwich
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Homemade bread, white bread, bread
Servings: 2 loaves
Author: The Southern Lady Cooks


  • 2 cups warm water
  • 1/4 cup white granulated sugar
  • 2 packets active dry yeast 1/4 ounce size
  • 1/4 cup oil I use Canola
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 5 1/2 cups all-purpose flour


  • Put the two cups of warm water in a large mixing bowl. Add the white sugar and yeast and stir to dissolve. Let set for about five minutes before adding oil, salt, honey and flour mixing each time with a spoon until dough comes together in the bowl.
  • Spread some flour on a board or your counter top and pour dough out. Knead for about four minutes. Grease a large crock or bowl with oil, add the dough, turn dough over once so both sides will be greased. Cover dough with a damp cloth and let rise for one hour in a warm place. (I warm my oven for a few minutes, then turn it off and put dough on the shelf in the oven to rise.)
  • Next, remove dough, punch down and cut into two pieces. Knead and shape the dough and place into two 9 x 5 baking pans that have been greased. Cover with damp cloth and let rise another 40 minutes in a warm place. Once dough has risen a second time, bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 40 minutes. Brush with melted butter while still hot, let cool in pans for 10 minutes before removing. Makes 2 loaves.