Maritime White Bread

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You know, I bake a lot of bread.  How could I have a new favorite white bread recipe?  Easy!  Because it is easy and it makes one perfect loaf and it comes from one of the prettiest places in the world, the Maritimes.  I have been making this every other day.  It's easier than running out to buy a loaf of store bought!  Just pour 1 C. of warm water in the bowl of your mixer.  Add 3 T. of sugar, 1/4 C. of softened butter, 1 T. rapid rise yeast, 3/4 tsp. salt and 3 C. of flour.  Beat it until it comes together into a smooth ball.  Knead it in your mixer or by hand for about 8 minutes.  Place it in a buttered covered bowl and let it rise for about 1-1/2 hours.

Punch it down and roll it into a tight cylinder.  Place it in a buttered loaf pan. Cover it and let it rise for about 45 minutes.

It should have risen to crest the pan.

Bake it at 350 degrees for about 40 minutes or until it reaches an internal temperature of 190 degrees.

Remove from the pan and cool on a rack.

Brush the top with butter.  It's worth making for the smell alone!


Anonymous said…
this is my bread recipe, and it was my Mum's, exactly the same, I knew as soon as I saw the photo, I grew up with this bread, I know we shoul eat brown but this is what I make, I'll eat my whole grains some where else, this is the bread I want, we want, our family, its easy, its fast and its wonderful, best air freshener there could possibly be, in fact I have a loaf on the counter right this moment,lol, I make one loaf at a time because we like it fresh, its always the first thing I would do in the morning, even when the children were home, I made a loaf a day, its my therapy, I love to knead bread , I have never had a machine to do it, just me, and the dough, yours looks perfect Joyce, so good, see how much I can say about a loaf of bread, lol!!!!!
Anonymous said…
Looks much like the white breads we make over here too. But I've never let any bread rise for such a long timne the first time around.

I've noticed You often let it rise for a much longer time with any kind of bread than we do over here. I wonder if it is different kinds of yeast that make the difference?

Have a great day!
Nellie said…
Beautiful bread! Amazing aroma, too, I'll bet.:)
Sissy Witch said…
Ok, I give up! You win! I'm going to go make some bread. I am sure my Superman will thank you.
Guillaume said…
I can't help it, I love fresh white bread. I know it is supposed to be not healthy, or not as healthy as brown bread. But I love it, I can't help it.
Megs said…
It's a good thing I am in a baking mood- I will have to make this!
Nothing like the smell of a fresh loaf of bread. This looks yummy for sure.
I used to bake bread twice a week...I often wonder what happened to me...where did I go?? All I do lately is limp around and feel a wee sorry for myself. I would love to do this for Mother's Day brunch..but..I probably won't. Then again... :)
Deb said…
I really liked this blog and am following it now. The breads are to die for. I love the look of this, not the least because of the word "Maritime" It's so evocative. The brown bread looks gorgeous and has yummy molasses. I suspect it's much better than the brown bread we used to get in a can in Vermont!
jody said…
Its been cold, rainy and dreary for days now.. I think its a bread making day! This looks wonderful! Enjoy your day!
Michele said…
So easy to whip together. It's rising in my warm back porch as I type. Thanks for another great recipe.