How to Make Round White Bread Recipe

  • 01 of 05

    Ingredients for Round White Bread

    Round White Bread
    Round White Bread. Photo © Elizabeth Yetter

    1-1/2 cups warm water, 95 to 110 degrees F
    2-1/4 tsp or 1 pkg. (1/4 oz.) active dry yeast
    1/2 cup dry milk
    1 Tbsp sugar, coconut sugar, or raw sugar
    2 tsp salt or sea salt
    1/3 cup canola oil, coconut oil, or shortening
    4-1/2 cups bread flour, about

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  • 02 of 05

    Make the Round White Bread Dough

    Round White Bread Dough
    Round White Bread Dough. Photo © Elizabeth Yetter

    In a large bowl, mix the warm water and yeast. Add the dry milk, sugar, salt, and canola oil. Stir. Add in enough bread flour to make a dough that follows the spoon around the bowl. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead it for 8 minutes, adding more bread flour as needed until the dough is firm and smooth to the touch. Place the dough in medium greased bowl. Turn dough over in bowl so that the top is also lightly greased. Cover with clean cloth and let rise in warm,...MORE draft-free place for 1 hour.

    There is a milk to dry milk powder conversion table. Use it to figure out how much dry milk to add to the water when replacing the milk in the recipe.

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  • 03 of 05

    Shape Round White Bread Dough

    Knead Round White Bread Dough
    Knead Round White Bread Dough. Photo © Claudia Jean

    Punch down the dough. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead it for about 5 minutes or until the bubbles are out of the bread. Shape the dough into a round loaf and place it in greased 1.5 quart round casserole dish. Cover and let rise in warm, draft-free place for 45 minutes or until doubled in size.

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  • 04 of 05

    Prepare Round White Bread Dough

    Prepare Bread Dough for Baking
    Prepare Bread Dough for Baking. Photo © Elizabeth Yetter

    With a sharp knife or razor, slash the top of bread. For a glossy top, brush egg white on top of loaf. Brush loaves with milk before baking to produce a dark, shiny crust. Brush loaves with butter immediately after baking to produce a soft crust.

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  • 05 of 05

    Bake Round White Bread

    Baked Round White Bread
    Baked Round White Bread. Photo © Elizabeth Yetter

    Bake bread at 375 degrees F for 45 minutes or until the bread sounds hollow when top is tapped. Remove bread from casserole and let cool on rack.

    More Bread Baking Tips:

    Keep yeast stored in an airtight container and in the refrigerator. Heat, moisture, and air kills the yeast and prevents bread dough from rising.

    To keep bread soft, store in a plastic bag.

    Store flour properly to keep it from spoiling.

    Bread flour has a higher amount of gluten than all-purpose flour. This means that bread made with...MORE bread flour will rise higher than bread made with all-purpose flour. You can make your own bread flour by adding 1-1/2 teaspoons gluten to each cup of all-purpose flour you use in your bread recipe.