Farmer's Bread

Farmer's Bread


"A big loaf of this simple white bread will satisfy the most hungry farmer. City folks will love it too!"


2 h 30 m servings 295 cals
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Original recipe yields 12 servings



  • Calories:
  • 295 kcal
  • 15%
  • Fat:
  • 5.8 g
  • 9%
  • Carbs:
  • 52.1g
  • 17%
  • Protein:
  • 7.5 g
  • 15%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 14 mg
  • 5%
  • Sodium:
  • 232 mg
  • 9%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. In a small bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Let stand until creamy, about 10 minutes.
  2. In a large bowl, combine 4 cups of flour and salt. Cut in the butter and stir in the yeast mixture. Beat in the remaining flour, 1/2 cup at a time. When the dough has pulled together, turn it out onto a lightly floured surface and knead until smooth and elastic, about 10 minutes. Butter a large bowl, place the dough in the bowl, and turn to coat. Cover with a damp cloth and let rise in a warm place until doubled in volume, about 1 hour.
  3. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Lightly grease a large baking sheet.
  4. Deflate the dough and turn it out onto a lightly floured surface. Form the dough into a large oval loaf. Place onto the prepared pan. Cover with a damp cloth and let rise until doubled in volume, about 30 minutes. When the loaf is risen, cut a 1/2 inch deep cross onto the top of it. Brush the top with water before baking.
  5. Bake in preheated oven for 25 minutes. Reduce heat to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) and bake for an additional 15 minutes, or until bottom of loaf sounds hollow when tapped. Let cool on a wire rack before slicing.
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  1. 43 Ratings


This bread was very easy to make! I have been making my own bread for some time now....and this is a wonderful recipe. It helps to put a pan of boiling water on the rack UNDER the rack the bre...

This bread was yummy, but not as wonderful as I was expecting. It was my first time making bread, so it's possible that I did something wrong! Tastes great with honey drizzled on top.

As a first time bread maker I found this recipe very easy to use. The bread was wonderful - great for sandwiches! Excellent!!

This is an easy recipe, with guananteed results. I do add 2 tsp. sugar, and melt the butter instead of cutting it in, and it tastes terrific. I love that it has no milk in it, and since I've mad...

This was my first project, and I'm a novice bread-maker...I found the recipe simple, easy to follow, a bit more time consuming than the times given, but it delivered a massive, wonderfully textu...

WONDERFUL! My family loved this bread, from the 2yr old to my husband. It was much easier than other recipes I have tried and it came out great. Even with 3 small children underfoot. If you hav...

I tried it only once as just gifts and everybody offered to actually buy it from me!!

Texture-wise, its wonderful! With a crisp crust and fluffy inside. But like others mentioned, its kinda bland. I did add 2 tbsp of sugar like someone suggested, but... I also doubled the quantit...

It is the time I bake bread. This one is super. I can't wait to Mom taste it!