White Bread In A Bag



  • 5 C. bread flour
  • 2 C. water (130°F)
  • 1 Tbsp. rapid rise yeast
  • 3 Tbsp. butter
  • 3 Tbsp. sugar
  • cooking spray
  • 1 1/4 tsp. salt


  1. In a gallon zippered plastic bag, mix 2 cups flour, yeast, sugar and salt.
  2. Add water and butter.
  3. Seal bag and knead the bag with fingers to blend ingredients.
  4. Add 2 cups flour and work until well blended.
  5. Add remaining flour, knead until dough forms and doesn’t stick to the bag.
  6. Turn dough out onto lightly floured surface.
  7. Knead 15-20 times until smooth and elastic.
  8. Spray dough with cooking spray; cover with plastic wrap; let rest 10 minutes or until dough passes ripe test.
  9. Punch dough down.
  10. Shape dough into loaves or rolls.
  11. Place seam side down in loaf pan, coated with cooking spray.
  12. Cover with plastic wrap; let rise in a warm, draft free place until doubled in size, about 20-30 minutes.
  13. Bake at 375° F for 25-30 minutes or until done.
  14. Remove from pans; cool on wire racks.

Yield: 2 standard loaves (8 1/2 x 4 1/2 x 2 1/2”)

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