Grandma VanDoren’s White Bread

This recipe is for a classic white bread that has been passed down in my family for generations. It’s perfect for toast, sandwiches, or just plain eating!


  • 3 cups warm water
  • 1 tablespoon active dry yeast
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 4 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • 8 cups bread flour


In a large bowl, combine 3 cups warm water, 1 tablespoon active dry yeast, 1 teaspoon salt, 4 tablespoons vegetable oil, and ½ cup white sugar. Mix thoroughly and let sponge rise until doubled in size.

Gradually add about 4 cups flour to the mixture while kneading until smooth. Then place the dough in a greased bowl and turn several times to coat. Cover with a damp cloth and allow to rise until doubled.

Punch down the dough then let it rest for a few minutes before dividing into three equal parts. Shape into loaves and place in three 8 x 4½ inch greased bread pans letting them rise until almost doubled again.

Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit (175 degrees Celsius) for 35-45 minutes being sure to cover the loaves with foil during the last few minutes to prevent excess browning

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories: 3690
  • Fat: 90g
  • Saturated Fat: 14g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 71g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg
  • Sodium: 2560mg
  • Carbohydrates: 660g
  • Fiber: 36g
  • Sugar 120 g Protein 72 g
Grandma VanDoren's White Bread
See also  Jalapeno Cheese Bread

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