Bread, especially the high quality whole grain breads, can get pretty pricey. I love toast, sandwiches, toast sandwiches and bread with butter or jam or oil… I like bread–a good, tasty bread. Being that my budget is pinched, I’ve turned to making my own.

I shared my favorite basic white bread recipe with you quite awhile ago. It was one of the first Thrift Kitchen posts. Coming from the same inspiration, this has moved into the number one spot. It’s a great homestyle bread taken from Beard On Bread. I love his recipes, but inevitably there is too much salt.

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Ingredients:
1 package active dry yeast
2 cups warm milk
2 T granulated sugar
1/4 cup melted butter
1 t. salt
5 – 6 cups all-purpose flour
1 egg white, lightly beaten

Then I followed the directions as given with the altered salt amount. I’m not going to give the full recipes because I don’t want to get in trouble and I think you should all go get this book. It’s another one of those “will always be in my cookbook library”.

And here is all that’s left of the two loaves, haha.

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It kept in the fridge really well. I made it a week and half ago and it’s still tasty as toast.