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Country Style White Bread: A Delicious Southern Staple

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Learning how to make “real” homemade bread is a lost art for many across the country, but not as much for those of us in the south. Of course, Texans have the best of everything, right? So, we have the best recipe for making white bread. It’s time-consuming, but oh so worth it! Carve out some spare time on the weekend and make this tasty classic for your family. There’s plenty to go around from this recipe, so drop a loaf or two off with friends or at church.

Country White Bread

Country Style White Bread

Photo: theheritagecook.com

Recipe by Mackie Bobo

 

Ingredients:

*Have all ingredients at room temperature if possible.

½ cup warm water (90 degrees F)

2 packages yeast

1 tablespoon sugar

2 eggs

½ cup butter, melted

2 cups buttermilk

1 ½ teaspoon salt

¼ cup honey

2 cups flour

Instructions:

Add warm water, yeast, and sugar into a 2 cup measuring cup. Let bubble. Pour into large mixing bowl. Mix in eggs, melted butter, buttermilk, salt, and honey. Stir until smooth.

Country Style White Bread

Photo: theheritagecook.com

Beat in flour. Gradually add in more flour, enough to make a soft, workable dough. This may require up to 9 cups. Turn out onto a lightly floured board and knead for 10 minutes until smooth. Round dough into a ball, and place in a warm buttered bowl until doubled in size, about 1 ½ hours.

Punch down and let rise again until doubled, about 45 minutes. On a lightly floured board, knead 2 to 3 times, and then shape into desired shape. Bake in preheated oven for 35 minutes at 375 degrees F for loaf bread, or 350 degrees F for rolls, about 30 minutes. Remove and turn out on wire racks. Baste and let cool for 30 minutes. Cool completely before freezing. Cover with dish towel while cooling. Makes 6 loaves.