White Bread

Grandma’s Basic White Bread (or dinner rolls)

by | Jan 3, 2022 | Breads, Rolls and Muffins, WHAT'S NEW

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White Bread

Grandma's Basic White Bread (or Dinner Rolls)

Jamie Allar
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Prep Time 3 hours 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Course Breakfast, Side Dish
Cuisine American, bread, breakfast
Servings 14 slices
Calories 185 kcal


  • 1 mixing bowl
  • 1 large bowl
  • 2 bread pans
  • 1 Pastry blender, dough whisk, or Kitchen Aid with dough hook
  • 1 plastic wrap


  • 2 c warm water
  • 1 pkg dry yeast
  • 1/4 c sugar or honey
  • 1 TBS butter
  • 5-6 c flour
  • 1 tsp salt


  • Dissolve yeast in 1/2 c of water
  • Sprinkle a pinch of sugar on mixture and let mixture get foamy (approx 5-10 min).
  • Mix 5 c of flour with salt in a separate bowl, then add to mixture and mix, along with tbsp of softened butter, sugar (or honey) and warm water.
  • Knead for approx 10 minutes by had or 5 min if using Kitchen Aid with dough hook.
  • Form dough into ball and place in a large greased bowl. Cover top of bowl with plastic wrap.
  • Let rise (proof) until dough is double in size (usually 1 hour-1.5 hour). This is best in a warm, moist area. See notes.
  • Punch dough down and let rise again until double in size.
  • Shape into 2 loaves or rolls. Place in greased bread pans. Let rise.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 30-40 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and let cool. Slice and enjoy!


To create a great proofing oven for rising:
Boil approx. 4 cups of water and place in a pan; place pan in bottom floor of oven.  Then place your bowl of dough on a rack and shut the oven door.  This locks in warmth and moisture, which is great for proofing bread! 


Calories: 185kcalCarbohydrates: 38gProtein: 5gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 2mgSodium: 176mgPotassium: 53mgFiber: 1gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 25IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 8mgIron: 2mg
Keyword bread, crusty, crusty bread, dinner rolls, Rolls, soft bread, white bread
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