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Honey White Bread Loaves is a soft and delicious bread recipe that is great for as a base for a sandwich or with homemade jam and butter.
Honey White Bread Loaves
All three of my kids love bread…I mean..LOVE bread. I always say their love for it comes from my sister who, when younger, could eat half a loaf herself. 🙂 Bread is one thing my picky eaters will enjoy and what’s better than a house filled with the aroma of fresh baked bread. This honey white bread loaves recipe is a family favorite that is soft, delicious and is great to use as a base for sandwiches .
This bread does take just a little bit of time to prepare and it does need to raise for about an hour. This recipe makes three whole loaves and is totally worth it! This honey white bread also freezes well, so you can have slices of homemade bread throughout your week or weeks.
Ingredients Needed for Bread Recipe:
- active dry yeast
- melted butter
How to Freeze Honey White Bread
- Allow loaves to cool completely, at least 3 to 4 hours. You don’t want any heat left in your bread when you wrap it because it will create steam and can make for a soggy bread.
- Wrap whole loaf in plastic wrap. I also like to place it in a ziploc freezer bag.
- My favorite way to freeze bread for quick breakfast or lunch options is to slice the bread before freezing. Then you can remove a slice or two as needed and it will thaw quickly on the counter.
- I typically let my bread come back to room temperature before using. Either use right away or you can even pop it in the oven or toaster oven at 350 degrees for a few minute to give it a slight toast.
- The bread will last about 3-6 months in the freezer but tastes best within the first month or two.
Honey White Loaves
- 2 pkgs active dry yeast
- 1/2 cup melted butter
- 2 eggs
- 8-9 cups all purpose flour
- 2 1/2 cups warm water
- 1/2 cup honey
- 1 tsp salt
- In a mixing bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water.
Add the butter, honey, eggs salt and 4 cups of flour.
Beat on low speed for 30 seconds.
Stir in enough remaining flour to form a soft dough.
- Using dough hook attachment, knead until smooth and elastic about 5-7 minutes.
You can also do this by hand, roughly 8 minutes.
- Place in a greased bowl turning once to grease top.
Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled; about 1 hour.
- Punch dough down.
Divide into thirds.
Shape into loaves.
Place in three greased loaf pans.
Cover and let rise until doubled, about 30 minutes.
- Bake at 375 degrees for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown.
Remove from pans to wire rack to cool.
Yields 3 loaves.
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Can you use bread flour? As all purpose is always denser
Hi Kate. What wonderful bread. I never like baked bread froze so chose to let the bread rise the once and than put two unbaked loaves in pans and froze unbaked. I brought one out in morning and had fresh bread for dinner. .. My house was not real warm. I will thaw the next one in fridge overnight and see how that goes. Love the recipe. Was quick and easy. I read if you add A teaspoon of pectin for every cup of flour your bread will stay fresher longer. I was happy that day four it was still good. Paula
This bread is sooo good, my family LOVES IT!
I used this recipe the first time I made homeade bread and it came out so good, I have not used any others since!
It’s cold and windy today, so I am baking a batch right now.
Thank you so much for this great recipe!
Great bread! How do you store your daily use bread?
We really enjoyed this bread recipe. The bread was light and fluffy and we made the best grilled cheese sandwiches ever! I will definitely be using this recipe again!
Hi there! Exactly how much yeast does this call for? How many ounces in a package? (I know it’s a weird question but I just have a big bag of yeast and am having trouble finding a conversion to ounces)
Hi There! One package of yeast has 2 1/4 tsp of yeast in it. So for this recipe you would need 4 1/2 tsps which is about 1 1/2 TBSP 🙂
Amie F. says
Thank you so much for sharing this recipe! This is the most perfect homemade bread I have ever made! I always tried to make homemade bread but it always turned out so dense. The flavor was great, but the texture was always lacking. I tweaked this a bit, using 2 cups milk and 1/2 cup water, then heating to 110° and stirring in honey before adding the yeast. I also added some rising time in both the first rise and the second. It helped make a perfectly soft wonderful bread and I will only use this recipe now any time I make bread!
So so glad to hear this! Thanks for sharing! Glad you enjoy!
Needs a 1/2t more salt. My opinion, otherwise perfection.
We enjoyed this recipe, very much. The bread turned out very soft, and a little sweet. It’s a nice change from the usual bread recipe. Plus it was a HUGE hit with the kids, and the husband. Going to keep this one for my recipe book.
Looks really good, but what size loaf pans are you using?