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I had used different bread recipes over the years, and finally came up with my own. I use this recipe for everything... bread, buns, pizza, cinnamon buns, you name it. It turns out every time, and tastes great. My husband loves when I make dinner rolls with these sprinkled with quick oats or poppy seeds! This is my first time posting a recipe- I really hope someone else likes this easy home-made bread recipe as much as I do!

Provided by happinessishomemade

Categories     Yeast Breads

Time 1h20m

Yield 2 Loaves

Number Of Ingredients 9


  • 2 1/2 cups warm water
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons instant yeast
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup powdered milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup butter (or oil) or 1/3 cup margarine (or oil)
  • 6 cups white flour (I dont measure the flour, this is just an estimate- it could be more, it could be less!)
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour


  • Combine water, yeast, salt, sugar, milk powder, egg, and butter in a large mixing bowl- stir with wooden spoon until well mixed.
  • Slowly add the flour while still mixing- you don't have to add whole wheat flour, but I usually add about a cup just to give it some whole wheat flavor; then the rest can be white flour- you can do half and half also, or just all white- you are the cook, mix it up.
  • Continue to add the flour to the dough (you will have to use your hands to mix it now)
  • Once the dough becomes more of a ball and not so runny, pour the dough out of the bowl onto a floured countertop; knead dough with your hands for 10-15 minutes, adding more flour if needed. Keep adding flour until the dough is JUST sticky when you hold it- but not too sticky- you don't want it stuck to your fingers. Also, if you add too much flour, your bread will become heavy- so watch how much flour you add to your mixture!
  • Shape dough into ball, place in a large bowl lightly rubbed with oil; cover with a light towel- let rise until doubled in size.
  • Separate dough in half; shape into dough roll and place in lightly oiled bread pans. Brush with a beaten egg to give it that nice golden look when it comes out of the oven or brush lightly with water and sprinkle lightly with quick oats or poppy seeds- the possibilities are endless!
  • Let loaves rise for 15-20 minutes- this is a personal choice, some people do not like big loaves of bread, while others do- so keep an eye on how big your loaves get, it is a personal choice of course.
  • Place in a 350 degree oven for 20-30 minutes, or until done.(cooking time varies, depending on oven).
  • Let sit in pans for 5 minutes then take the loaves out and set on wire rack to cool.
  • Its great for toast, sandwiches, or still hot out of the oven as a snack!



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Baking homemade bread needn't be difficult - this recipe is easy to follow

Provided by Sara Buenfeld

Categories     Afternoon tea, Side dish

Time 3h5m

Yield Makes 1 large loaf

Number Of Ingredients 6


  • 500g strong bread flour
  • 7g sachet fast-action dried yeast
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 300ml hand-hot water
  • 2 tbsp sunflower oil
  • 1 tbsp honey


  • Tip the flour into a bowl and mix in the yeast with the salt. Stir in the water, oil and honey. Now bring together to make a soft dough - I use my hands, but a wooden spoon or knife from the cutlery drawer is fine. Tip onto a lightly floured surface and knead for 10 mins. It is worth putting in the time to do this as it will pay off later with lovely airy bread.
  • Don't keep adding flour, a wet dough is better than a dry one, which will bake to a tough texture, so if you don't like the dough sticking to your hands, lightly oil them. If you are adding flavourings, knead them in gently now.
  • Turn the dough into an oiled 1kg bread tin and cover with oiled cling film (or better still, a free unused shower cap from your last hotel stay!). Put in a warm place until the bread fills the tin, it should take between 1-2 hrs.
  • Uncover and bake your bread at 200C/180C fan/gas 6 for 30-35 mins until golden. Tip out of the tin and tap the base of the loaf. It should sound hollow when fully cooked. If not cooked, put loaf back in the oven out of the tin and test again after 10 mins. Cool.



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A delicious bread with a very light center with crunchy crust. You may substitute butter or vegetable oil for the lard if you wish.

Provided by Danialle

Categories     Bread     Yeast Bread Recipes     White Bread Recipes

Time 2h30m

Yield 20

Number Of Ingredients 6


  • 2 (.25 ounce) packages active dry yeast
  • 3 tablespoons white sugar
  • 2 ½ cups warm water (110 degrees F/45 degrees C)
  • 3 tablespoons lard, softened
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 6 ½ cups bread flour


  • In a large bowl, dissolve yeast and sugar in warm water. Stir in lard, salt and two cups of the flour. Stir in the remaining flour, 1/2 cup at a time, beating well after each addition. When the dough has pulled together, turn it out onto a lightly floured surface and knead until smooth and elastic, about 8 minutes.
  • Lightly oil a large bowl, place the dough in the bowl and turn to coat with oil. Cover with a damp cloth and let rise in a warm place until doubled in volume, about 1 hour.
  • Deflate the dough and turn it out onto a lightly floured surface. Divide the dough into two equal pieces and form into loaves. Place the loaves into two lightly greased 9x5 inch loaf pans. Cover the loaves with a damp cloth and let rise until doubled in volume, about 40 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).
  • Bake at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) for about 30 minutes or until the top is golden brown and the bottom of the loaf sounds hollow when tapped.

Nutrition Facts : Calories 167.4 calories, Carbohydrate 30.4 g, Cholesterol 1.8 mg, Fat 2.6 g, Fiber 1.1 g, Protein 4.9 g, SaturatedFat 0.9 g, Sodium 350.8 mg, Sugar 2 g

Top Asked Questions

  1. What's the easiest way to make homemade bread?
    This Easy Homemade Bread recipe is a basic bread recipe that is perfect for beginners. This recipe yields bread that is so fluffy and effortlessly vegan. This is the perfect homemade bread for sandwiches or serving alongside dinner. Proof the yeast. Pour the lukewarm water into a large mixing bowl. Add the yeast and let it sit for 5 minutes.
  2. What are the ingredients in a bread recipe?
    All bread will contain some type of flour, (though it is most often a wheat flour), water and a leavening agent, such as yeast or sourdough starter. Ingredients such as butter, eggs, sugar, nuts, grains, and fruit, can all be added to a basic bread recipe and will change the texture, flavor, and style of the bread.
  3. What's the first step in making bread dough?
    Mixing the Bread Dough. The first step in any bread recipe is to make the dough. It's very easy and after a few loaves, you will discover the perfect amount of flour to use. Gather the ingredients. Pour the warm water in a large bowl. Slowly stir in the dry yeast and continue to stir until all of the yeast is dissolved.
  4. What do you need to know about baking bread?
    Learn everything you need to know about baking bread, all in one place. From gluten and yeast to enriched doughs, Foodal has it covered - plus our favorite basic bread recipe to get you started. Mix together the flour, sugar, salt, and yeast. Form a small well in the center of the dry ingredients and pour in the water.

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