Wisconsin Butter Bread

Perfect for sandwiches or morning toast with butter and jam, this classic Wisconsin Butter Bread is made with some of our favorite Saf-Pro and Red Star products. This soft, buttery aromatic pan bread is a crowd-pleaser and sure to be a best seller in your bakery.

Wisconsin Butter Bread

Prep Time: 1 hour, 20 minutes
Bake Time: 20 minutes
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Bread Flour50-10020-
Sea Salt-141.75-350
Saf-Pro Volume 3.1-2.40.3-60
Red Star Block Yeast183-600
Saf-Pro Softness 3.1+V-20.25-50
Unsalted Butter2851-
Water +/-31-6212400

Lesaffre Products Used


Combine dry ingredients in a spiral mixer and blend at a low speed for one minute. Add water and yeast. Continue to mix for 4 minutes on your mixer’s first speed and then for an additional 6 minutes on your mixer’s second speed, or until dough is fully developed. Maintain dough temperature at 78°F (26°C).

Once the dough is fully developed, allow it to rest, covered, for 15 minutes. Next, portion dough into 20 oz (540 g) portions and shape round, cover with plastic and rest for 10 minutes. Mold bread and place into 16 oz (453 g) bread pans. Proof for 55 to 60 minutes and then bake at 400°F (204°C) for 20 to 25 minutes. Remove and let cool. Please note that you can make hamburger and hot dog buns out of the same dough.


The above is a suggestion only.

Please note that other Saf-Instant, Red Star or Saf-Pro Ingredients products may be substituted in this formula. Additionally, this formula may also be modified for par-baked or frozen dough solutions. For assistance, please contact Lesaffre and Red Star’s world-class technical team at the Baking Center by calling (414) 615-4094.