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Basic Homemade Bread Recipe
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Basic Homemade Bread Recipe

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Here's a basic yeast bread that bakes up golden brown. I enjoy the aroma of freshly-baked homemade bread in my kitchen. —Sandra Anderson, New York, New York
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + rising Bake: 30 min. + cooling
MAKES:32 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + rising Bake: 30 min. + cooling
MAKES: 32 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 package (1/4 ounce) active dry yeast
  • 2-1/4 cups warm water (110° to 115°)
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 6-1/4 to 6-3/4 cups all-purpose flour

Nutritional Facts

1 slice equals 98 calories, 1 g fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 443 mg sodium, 19 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Add the sugar, salt, oil and 3 cups flour. Beat until smooth. Stir in enough remaining flour to form a soft dough.
  2. Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 8-10 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease the top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1-1/2 hours.
  3. Punch dough down. Turn onto a lightly floured surface; divide dough in half. Shape each into a loaf. Place in two greased 9-in. x 5-in. loaf pans. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 30-45 minutes.
  4. Bake at 375° for 30-35 minutes or until golden brown and bread sounds hollow when tapped. Remove from pans to wire racks to cool. Yield: 2 loaves (16 slices each).
Originally published as Homemade Bread in The Taste of Home Cookbook 2006, p452

Nutritional Facts

1 slice equals 98 calories, 1 g fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 443 mg sodium, 19 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.

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Reviewed Jul. 16, 2015 Edited Aug. 19, 2015

"Very simple, yet awesome, recipe. Everyone could smell the warm, delicious, bread aroma from outside. We all loved it."

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Reviewed Jun. 25, 2015

"Such an amazing recipe!! Just made it and my mom and dad loved it and so did I! Very simple... a little lengthy process but totally worth it!"

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Reviewed Jun. 18, 2015

"I love this site. It has awesome receipts that I can make for my family.... Sooooooo happy"

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Reviewed May. 24, 2015

"super easy an so delicious"

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Reviewed Apr. 30, 2015

"Thank you for such a marvelously easy bread recipe. Made this a couple of times. I use all whole wheat flour and it makes a bread that tastes pretty much exactly like Outback Steakhouse's bread. Helps with my diet because I try to cut preservatives and artificial ingredients out."

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