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My grandma’s easy country white bread recipe. This is a thick, rustic bread with perfect texture and flavor. Make in the bread machine or in the oven.
We get rave reviews on our dinner roll recipe. Have you tried it yet?
I am (unfortunately) in a house that usually doesn’t normally have white bread sitting around. We generally have wheat bread, which I guess I’ve gotten used to and now I think it is pretty good. But sometimes? I just want a piece of hearty, warm, homemade country white bread.
Our go to recipe is a beautiful golden brown bread loaf. This buttermilk country white bread is my grandma’s recipe. We have many good memories of this fresh bread being served at Grandma’s dinner table alongside pork chops, meatballs and roast beef.
The great thing about this recipe is that it is simple and easy. If you have a bread maker, you can throw the ingredients in based on your bread machine specifications, and a couple of hours later you’ll have the perfect loaf of bread. It’s a great country white bread machine recipe. This is how my grandma makes this amazing bread.
**Pro Tip: Be sure to follow the instructions for adding ingredients to the bread maker. Each machine is slightly different!**
We don’t have a bread maker, so we use our stand mixer to mix the dough, then knead with the dough hook let the stand mixer do the job of kneading the dough for 5-7 minutes. The dough should be stretchy (and not break when you stretch it).
We put the mixer on low speed. And watch it closely. Because the bread dough is thick, the mixer can sometimes move around on the countertop. We’ve had it fall off the counter before. Yikes!
Put the dough in a greased bowl and covered it to let it rise in a warm place. Our favorite warm place is the oven. Just turn it on to the lowest temperature setting for a minute or two to get it warm. Then turn off the oven and place the covered bowl of dough in the oven to rise for until it is doubled. This usually takes about 30 minutes.
You can also place the covered bowl in the sun…or even use your slow cooker to allow bread dough to rise!
You should end up with a beautifully golden brown loaf of bread.
This is a delicious homemade sandwich bread. The problem is that we have a hard time keeping our hands off it when it first comes out of the oven in order to have any leftovers for sandwiches.
There are so many options!