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Homemade Fluffy White Bread

Homemade Fluffy White Bread
You just can't beat classic white bread – perfect for sandwiches, toast, and French toast. Watch the video tutorial below.
Yield 1 (9×5-inch) loaf



  • 3 cups bread flour
  • 1 (0.25oz) package (7g) or 2 1/4 teaspoons Platinum Yeast
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon fine salt
  • 1 cup warm water (120-130˚F, not too hot to touch)
  • 2 tablespoons canola or vegetable oil


  • In stand mixer bowl, add 1 cup flour, yeast, sugar and salt; mix well. Add warm water and oil to flour mixture. Using a paddle attachment, beat on medium speed for 3 minutes.
  • Switch to dough hook attachment. Gradually stir in enough remaining flour to make a soft dough. Knead until smooth and elastic, about 5 to 7 minutes.
    (NOTE: For hand mixing: following above steps, mix ingredients in large mixing bowl using a wooden spoon or dough whisk. Knead on floured surface until smooth and elastic.)
  • Place dough in lightly oiled bowl and turn to grease top. Cover; let rise until dough has doubled in size, about 45-60 minutes.
  • Turn dough onto lightly floured surface; punch down to remove air bubbles. Roll or pat into a 14×7-inch rectangle. Start with shorter side, roll up tightly, pressing dough into roll. Pinch edges and ends to seal. Place in greased 9×5-inch loaf pan. Cover; let rise until indentation remains after touching, about 30-45 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 375°F.
  • Bake for 30-40 minutes until crust is a golden brown. Remove from pan; cool on wire rack before slicing.

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Homemade Fluffy White Bread video tutorial

Review & Comments

Angel Butler | Reply

5 stars
The search is over!! I have tried different recipes over the years. This was the best bread I have made thus far. It is now my go to recipe for sandwich bread! Amazing!! Thank you, thank you, thank you! ❤❤

Ana Luisa | Reply

Can I use all purpose flour? (I can’t get bread flour where I live.)

Red Star Yeast | Reply

Hi Ana Luisa – Bread flour is recommended for best results. However, you can substitute all-purpose flour, just keep an eye on your dough as you may need to adjust the liquid/flour ratio, kneading & rise times may vary, and final loaf volume may be smaller.
Happy baking!

Alana Matheson | Reply

Can I use butter in place of the oil ?

Red Star Yeast | Reply

Hi Alana – Yes, use 2 tablespoons of melted butter in place of the oil.
Happy baking!

Paula Randle | Reply

5 stars
I am a recent “instant yeast” convert and I gotta tell ya, I am impressed with it. Well done! This is the only recipe I have used for my bread since. It takes most of the eye-roll out of the prospect of making 4 or 6 loaves in a day. (Thankfully not EVERY day)

Thank You to the Folks at Red Star. Y’all should be proud.

Tim Lawlor | Reply

5 stars
My Go To recipe …..thanks RedStar.

Anita | Reply

Bread season…

Harry Ort | Reply

5 stars
WOW!!! Best white bread I’ve ever made. Fabulous recipe. Worked perfectly and I used my mixer.
Thank you

subash sanan | Reply

how can i use this recipe in a bread machine,please explain

Red Star Yeast | Reply

Hi Subash,
Just follow the bread machine manufacturer’s recommendations or ingredient order. For more recipes to try, we also have a ‘bread machine recipe’ section here >>
Happy baking!

Patricia Polmanteer | Reply

What if I’m using the rapid rise yeast. Do I still punch it down or do I shape it, pan it, rise it then bake it?

Red Star Yeast | Reply

Hi Patricia,
Platinum yeast is an instant yeast, so follow the directions as written.

Happy baking!

Linda B | Reply

5 stars
If I use this for pizza dough does it have to rise the second time and can I split it and freeze it after first rise?

Red Star Yeast | Reply

Hi Linda,
Here’s a link to our guidelines for freezing dough:

Happy baking!

carolyn | Reply

in one of your videos you show the baker putting the bread in the microwave to proof. is there no heat, or just a closed microwave? thanks for all of the instructional videos

Red Star Yeast | Reply

Hi Carolyn,
We’re glad that you find our videos helpful! Visit the link below for more information on how to use the microwave for proofing (rising) your dough:

Happy baking!

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