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Mom's Quick, Never Fail White Bread

Delicious, melt in your mouth bread that is impossible to mess up.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Rise Time1 hr 30 mins
Total Time50 mins
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy homemade bread, homemade white bread, quick homemade bread recipe


  • 1 Tbsp Yeast
  • 2 Cups Warm Water Not hot... like bath water
  • 1 tsp Sugar
  • 2 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 Cup Melted Butter
  • 1/2 Cup Honey
  • 5-6 Cups Flour give or take


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease three bread pans and one large bowl (for dough to rise in) and set aside.
  • Using a stand mixer, mix together water, yeast and sugar. Let it sit until nice and frothy and it smells like you're walking past the best bakery en Paris
  • Add melted butter, honey, salt, powdered milk (mixed in with a little four) and two to three cups of flour to yeast mixture and mix for 5 minutes.
  • Add the remaining three cups of flour (give or take) one half cup at a time until the dough starts to pull away from the sides of the bowl making it look all nice and clean again.
  • Place dough in greased bowl and cover with greased plastic wrap. Let rise until double. Punch down.
  • Separate dough into three equal sections. Knead each section in your hands until all the big air bubbles are out and you've made a nice little ball. Place each little ball into the bread pans.
  • Let rise until dough starts to peek over the top of the pan. About 30-40 minutes.
  • Bake for 30 minutes at 350 degrees F. Remove immediately from pans and grease with shortening. Eat your heart out.


On the rare chance that I actually have powdered milk at my house, I like to mix it with a cup of flour BEFORE I put it into the water.  Sometimes, not always, but sometimes it goes lumpy if you don't mix it first.