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Beginner's White Bread

Makes 2 loaves
  • 3 Tbsp. sugar
  • 2 envelopes FLEISCHMANN'S RapidRise Yeast
  • 5½ to 6 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp. salt
  • 1½ cups water
  • ½ cup milk
  • 2 Tbsp. butter or margarine

Beginners White Bread


Preparation In a large bowl, combine 2 cups flour, sugar, undissolved yeast, and salt.

Heat water, milk, and butter until very warm (120°F to 130°F); stir into dry ingredients.

Beat for 2 minutes at medium speed of electric mixer, scraping bowl occasionally.

Stir in 1 cup flour; beat at high speed for 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally.

Stir in enough remaining flour to make a soft dough.

Knead on a lightly floured surface until smooth and elastic, about 8 to 10 minutes.

Cover; let rest for 10 minutes.

Divide dough in half. Roll each half to a 12- x 7-inch rectangle.

Beginning at short end of each rectangle, roll up tightly as for a jelly roll.

Pinch seams and ends to seal.

Place, seam sides down, in greased 8½- x 4½-inch loaf pans.

Cover; let rise in a warm, draft-free place until doubled in size, about 45 minutes.

Bake at 400°F for 25 to 30 minutes or until done.

Remove from pans; cool on a wire rack.

Provided by Fleischmann's Yeast