Country White Bread

Country White Bread

I know, I know! Many of you will probably be horrified by the whiteness of this bread, or as my friend Sarah would say, the bread of no virtues. I beg to differ, this bread saved me, in the form of dry toast after a particularly nasty bout of peanut butter salmonella poisoning over the weekend. There are times when too much fiber from whole grains IS NOT a good thing. Plus this one beats the pants off store bought white bread with all it’s additives and preservatives, yet it’s every bit as soft, squishy and comforting.

Country White Bread

  • 3 C. Organic Unbleached White Flour
  • 1 C. warm water
  • 2 1/4 t. active dry yeast (or 1 packet)
  • 2 T. agave or pure maple syrup
  • 2 T. unrefined coconut oil or vegan butter
  • 1 1/2 t. sea salt

Method: In a bread maker or other kneading apparatus (possibly your hands) knead all of the above ingredients for 10 minutes. If dough seems too dry during the kneading process, add water a tablespoon at a time until it reaches the right consistency. Cover and Let rise for 45-60 minutes, until doubled. Punch dough down, press dough into oiled loaf pan, cover and let rise for another 30-45 minutes, until doubled in size again. Preheat your oven to 350°. Quickly make a slash down the top of the loaf with a sharp knife. Bake for 30-35 minutes until golden. Let cool on a cooling rack for a bit before serving.

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Blogger Apology: I’ve got over 150 posts in my feedly to catch up on, I’ll get there, I’m not ignoring you, I just haven’t been able to look at photos of food in my current state, no matter how beautiful they are. Sorry! xx

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28 comments

  1. Somer, I love bread like this! My grandmother would make several loaves a week and there is something so satisfying and comforting about good homemade white bread (esp with her strawberry preserves!). So sorry you were sick. That sounds awful. I can imagine this toast was the perfect solution.

    1. My mom would always make whole wheat, and we would slather it with freezer jam and butter while it was still warm. I’m glad my kids get to experience homemade bread, there’s nothing quite like it :) xx

  2. I’ll try to make this, kneading with my hands. I used to make bread all the time. Last time I tried it, a year ago, I wound up with sticky, gooey, bread dough all over everything! Nothing worse than stomach bug. Tea and toast; soothing.

    1. Let me know if you have success, it’s a fairly straightforward and simple recipe. I think you’ll love it. Stomach bugs are the bane of my existence. I’m cursed with a weak immune system, so I catch them all too often.

  3. The bread of no virtues, love it! Tell me you didn’t make homemade bread with food poisoning… that is just far too impressive. It looks beautiful! Nothing better than bread warm from the oven….

  4. Who knew you could get salmonella from peanut butter???? Wow! That’s some nasty stuff…but the bread looks wonderful!!!! Hope you feel better!!!

  5. What an amazingly perfect loaf of bread. You are too too talented and thanks for sharing your expertise with all of us. Someday I have to learn how to bake bread, not bricks :(
    Have a safe weekend Somer!

  6. Ooh poor you! You have been ill & I was too. I had stomach flu for 1 week. We will be waiting when you are better! You know that! x
    That bread looks very gloroious & very appetizing too! ;) Great job, Somer!

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