Classic Cuisinart® White Bread

Makes 18 servings (two 9 x 5-inch loaves, 1¼ pounds each) Approximate preparation time: 10 to 15 minutes, plus 2½ hours rising and resting, 35 minutes baking, and 1 hour or longer cooling


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2¼ teaspoons active dry yeast 1 tablespoon granulated sugar ¹⁄³ cup warm water (105° to 110°F) 5 cups unbleached, all-purpose flour 4 tablespoons (¼ pound; ½ stick) unsalted butter, cut into 1-inch pieces 2 teaspoons salt 1¹⁄³ cups cold water nonstick cooking spray

Nutritional information

Calories 139 (19% from fat) | carb. 25g | pro. 3g | fat 3g | sat. fat 2g | chol. 8mg | sod. 243mg | calc. 30mg | fiber 1g


Dissolve the yeast and sugar in warm water in a large liquid measuring cup. Let sit until foamy, about 5 minutes. Insert the dough blade into the large work bowl of the Cuisinart® Food Processor. Add the flour, butter and salt and process until combined, about 10 to 15 seconds. Add the cold water to yeast mixture. With the machine running, pour the liquid through the feed tube as fast as the flour absorbs it. Once the dough cleans the sides of the work bowl and forms a ball, process for 45 seconds to knead the dough. Dough should be smooth and elastic. Place the dough in a lightly floured plastic food storage bag and seal. Allow to rest in a warm place until doubled in size, about 1 to 1½ hours. Lightly coat two 9 x 5-inch loaf pans with nonstick cooking spray. Place dough on a lightly floured surface and punch down; let rest 5 to 10 minutes. Divide dough into two equal pieces and shape each into a loaf. Place in prepared pans and cover lightly with plastic wrap. Let rise until dough is just above the tops of the pans, about 45 minutes to 1 hour. Preheat oven to 400°F. Bake until the tops are browned and loaf sounds hollow when tapped, about 30 to 35 minutes. Remove from pans and cool on wire rack.