Blue Ribbon White Bread
280 mins (prep 240, cooking 40)
8 ingredients
2 servings
When I first starting making bread, I thought putting shortening on my hands would help in kneading. I was wrong! I wound up kneading the bread in the air. So I read everything about bread making I could, and after using a lot of recipes, I made bread that won the blue ribbon in the State Fair. Although I have written the recipe to use dry yeast, I use compressed yeast, if I can find it. The temperature for compressed yeast is 85 degrees. I also use this basic white bread to make cinnamon-raisin, herb, and sun-dried tomato basil. This recipe was not intended for use in a bread machine, as it makes 2 loaves. I do sift the flour before measuring, which makes it light. Since the excitement of the Blue Ribbon Recipes on the Zaar, a lot of people have asked me questions. I am trying to answer them by tweaking my recipe, and adding comments here at the top. Someone asked if they had to use "shortening". I don't think there are too many musts... Today, I made one of the two loaves with about 1/2 cup of Calamata Olives (pitted and cut into small pieces), and about 3 ounces of a shredded three cheese blend (Parmesan, Asiago, & Romano), it was awesome. My 8 year old granddaughter could not get enough! Next time, I will try to use olive oil with this combination.

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Serving Size (180.88 g)
Servings 2
Amount per Serving
Calories 587.01 Calories from Fat 128.97
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 14.33g 44.09%
Saturated Fat 6.16g 61.65%
Trans Fat 0.97g %
Cholesterol 82.8mg 55.2%
Sodium 2947.51mg 245.63%
Total Carbohydrate 73.59g 49.06%
Dietary Fiber 0.0 g 0.0%
Sugars 73.56 g %
Protein 41.16g 164.64%
Vitamin A 210.0IU% Vitamin C 6.84mg%
Calcium 1423.35mg% Iron 0.39mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9β€’Carbohydrate 4β€’Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
dry yeast, bread flour