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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27 responses to “Country White Bread

  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.

  2. Whatever it takes, girl. You gotta feel better but you also have to feed the fire. And the bread is gorgeous!

  3. Looks beautiful and delicious! I agree, sometimes I need breaks from lots of fiber.

  4. Marsha

    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.

    • 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.

  5. the bread looks so perfect. i hope those pretty white slices are helping.. hope you feel the usual self soon!

  6. Reblogged this on The ObamaCrat.Com™ and commented:
    YummY….Can’t wait to try this recipe. Thanks Ms. Somer.

  7. I was just looking for a simple white bread recipe, so thank you for this. I know it’s not as good for you as whole wheat, but I love white bread. Another Somer recipe to try! :)

  8. Homemade bread is the best! I also love putting homemade strawberry freezer jam on a warm slice, yum, yum!

  9. Wow, what a gorgeous loaf Somer!

    Don’t worry, I was SUPER behind on blog reading (like over 300 unread in my reader!) so I completely understand :)

  10. 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….

  11. Lol…Yeah, but I’ll agree sometimes white bread is the best bread of all ;-) And the easiest too! Love you quoted me ;-)

  12. beautiful bread, want to slather some peanut butter(oops..sorry couldn’t help it) and grape jelly. Hope you feel better soon.

  13. conniefletch

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

  14. Gorgeous bread Somer – I can see how that would be able to cure almost anything – it looks wildly delicious :-)
    Hope you are feeling better!

  15. 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!

  16. 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!

  17. Salmonella? From peanut butter? Oh boy. Glad you are feeling better! You’ve had raw luck this year.

  18. Oh no Somer, I hope you are feeling better! This bread looks good, white or not, the loaves are perfect!

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