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White Country Bread cut into slices and layed out in row

White Country Bread Recipe, inspired by Panera Bread

Course Bread
Cuisine American
Keyword country bread, white bread, white country bread
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 2 hours
Servings 12 servings
Calories 271kcal



  • (for starter) In a large bowl, combine together water with yeast, stir to dissolve. Stir flour into the water, cover with a towel and let it sit in a warm place for about 30 minutes.
    Ingredients on table including; yeast in a bowl, flour in a bowl and water in a measuring cup
  • To the starter mixture, add salt, honey, oil, yeast and water. Stir to combine together.
    Honey and yeast added to batter mixture in the mixing bowl
  • Using a mixer, fold in flour in small portions. Knead for 8-10 minutes, until the dough is elastic, as you can see in the picture.
    Dough being mixed in KitchenAid mixer
  • Divide the dough into two different pieces, cover it with a towel and let it rise for about 30 minutes.
    Dough separated into 2 loaves and placed on a baking sheet
  • Flatten the dough into an oval shape. Roll it into a jelly roll, tight it up to seal the edges.
    Dough rolled out to be a thicker oval roll
  • Place the dough into a bread pan, cover it with a towel, let it rise for 30 minutes. Score the dough using a sharp knife.
    Brad dough in a bread pan, scored over the top
  • Bake the bread at 400F, for about 30 minutes or until golden.
    White Country Bread cut into slices and placed on a table napkin


Calories: 271kcal | Carbohydrates: 49g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Sodium: 585mg | Potassium: 74mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Calcium: 9mg | Iron: 3mg