Julia Child's White Bread

205 mins (prep 100, cooking 105)
6 ingredients
2 servings
I just prepared it, today. The bread turned out great. I don't know if its the climate, but I didn't have to put in the last half of cup of flour for the two loaves. They both rose beautifully and the second rising was huge and fluffy. I have to say, the consistency is quite nice and great for sandwich bread. Thanks for sharing such a simple recipe. I used my Kitchen Aid with a dough hook. I did notice that I had to intermittently use my hands to kneed just like the recipe called for. It is unusual to add salt later and the butter last. I just went along with it as strange and as unusually elastic and seemingly stiff or rubbery as the dough seemed. So, I was a bit worried. But, to my amazement, after the first rising as it doubled in size, the dough was relaxed and easy to work with just like other more complicated white bread recipes I've worked with, for example; The Joy of Cooking recipe book, which calls for more sugar or eggs, etc. Because I wanted to use a 5'11" bread pan, I only had one... I wrapped the other half of the bread dough in saran wrap and put it in the freezer temporarily to stop it from rising until I finished baking the first loaf. After I was ready to run errands and do the second loaf, it warmed up to room temp and rose just as good as the first loaf. I am saving one finished loaf in the freezer, now and the other one we will slice into during dinner, tonight. Thanks for posting the recipe.

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Serving Size (785.01 g)
Servings 2
Amount per Serving
Calories 1857.21 Calories from Fat 259.56
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 28.84g 88.73%
Saturated Fat 15.94g 159.44%
Trans Fat 0.97g %
Cholesterol 63.59mg 42.39%
Sodium 2893.83mg 241.15%
Total Carbohydrate 344.32g 229.54%
Dietary Fiber 13.8 g 110.41%
Sugars 8.58 g %
Protein 48.44g 193.74%
Vitamin A 747.83IU% Vitamin C 0.02mg%
Calcium 85.66mg% Iron 20.49mg%
*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 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4