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White Country Bread cut into slices and layed out in row

Classic White Miche Bread (Country Bread)

This classic white miche bread is a copycat recipe of Panera's country white bread. Perfect for everything from french toast to sandwiches!
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



  • First, make the starter by combining water with the dry yeast, stirring until it's fully dissolved. Stir flour into the yeast and water mixture, cover the bowl 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
  • Add salt, honey, oil, yeast, and water to the starter. Stir until well combined.
    Honey and yeast added to batter mixture in the mixing bowl
  • Using a stand mixer, fold in the flour in small portions. Knead with a dough hook for 8-10 minutes, or until the dough is elastic.
    Dough being mixed in KitchenAid mixer
  • Divide the dough into two equal-sized pieces. Cover them with a towel and let them rise for around 30 minutes.
    Dough separated into 2 loaves and placed on a baking sheet
  • Flatten the dough into two oval shapes. On a floured surface, shape them into logs and pinch the edges with your fingers to seal them.
    Dough rolled out to be a thicker oval roll
  • Place each dough log into a bread pan, cover them with a towel, and let them rise for an additional 30 minutes. Score the top of each loaf by slicing the top down the middle with a sharp knife.
    Brad dough in a bread pan, scored over the top
  • Bake the bread at 400°F for about 30 minutes or until it turns golden brown.
    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