KiitchenAid Basic White Bread

KitchenAid, bread, artisan bread, basic bread recipe

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4.7 from 20 reviews

With this recipe I have baked so many loaves of bread over 34 years and all had great texture and taste. I never had a failure with this recipe!


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  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 3 tbs. sugar
  • 2 tsp. salt
  • 3 tbs. butter
  • 2 packets (1/4 ounce) of active dry yeast or 4 1/2 tsps. of yeast from a jar
  • 1 1/2 c. warm water (one hundred five to one hundred ten degrees F)
  • 56 c. all purpose flour


  1. Combine milk, sugar, salt, and butter in small sauce pan. Heat over low heat and stir until butter melts and sugar dissolves. Cool to lukewarm (less than 110 degrees F).
  2. If using active dry yeast, dissolve yeast in warm water in a warmed mixer bowl and let stand for 10 minutes.
  3. Add lukewarm milk mixture and yeast/water mixture to 4 1/2cups of flour.
  4. Attach dough hook and turn speed to 2 and mix 1 minute. Continue on Speed2, adding 1/2 cup of the remaining flour at a time until dough clings to hook and cleans the side of the bowl.
  5. Knead on Speed 2 for 4 minutes longer or until the dough is smooth and elastic.
  6. Dough will be slightly sticky to the touch.
  7. Place in a greased bowl, turning the dough to grease the top. Cover, and let rise in a warm place free of drafts, until it doubles in size (about 1 hour).
  8. Punch dough down and divide in half.
  9. Shape each half into a loaf and place in greased 8 1/2 x 4 1/2 x 2 1/2 loaf pans.
  10. Cover and let rise again in warm, draft free place till doubled. (about 1 hour)
  11. Bake at 400 degrees F for 30 minutes.
  12. Remove from pans immediately and let cool on wire racks.