Basic Homemade Bread
Total TimePrep: 20 min. + rising Bake: 30 min.
Makes2 loaves (16 slices each)
Gerri, the oven may have been to high for the yeast and it died, keep in warm moist area, about 80 degrees. you can put them in the oven on minimal heat but if you do, put them on a large baking dish thats got water on it to keep the humidity up. Dont bake the bread until the bread has risen to the top of the pan, but not over, otherwise the little it will rise in the oven heat will spill too far over the pan. Carrie, sugar is the simplest of the 'starches' that yeast needs to form, you can use honey or even corn starch, sugar just allows the yeast to propagate fastest. if you use honey or starch it will take longer. if you use these let the yeast work on the liquid mix before adding to the flour, that gives them the boost needed to really work into the flour. Remember not to put yeast into too hot of liquid mix or it make kill it.
This is quick, easy and fool proof. I've made this recipe 4 times now and the loaves are perfect each time. They freeze well too and are easy to slice. Great for sandwiches.
I followed the directions completely and when the bread doubled in size (about an hour or less) in the 2 pans, I took them out (always warm in the oven) and shaped them in the loaf pans and baked at 375 degrees and they did not puff up. I also used all purpose flour.
I actually have a question. Does the sugar in this recipe make the bread taste sweet at all? My family does not like regular loaf type bread that is the least little bit sweet. We do love cinnamon rolls and the such, just not sandwich type bread.
Super easy starter recipe for any nonbakers! turned out perfectly and my family gobbled it up. Currently making more!
Such a great recipe and easy for this beginner to follow. You saved our Christmas! Last year my mother was diagnosed with Alzheimer's and she's the one that made Christmas with her cooking and baking. Dad has been her caregiver ever since and has been cooking like a champ. My husband and I live 2min. away, and my brother is staying with them and has been a huge help. But none of us were ready for the holidays... Not really Last year I did NOTHING. This year we cooked what we wanted instead of trying to mimic what mom did. Fried catfish and shrimp, anyone?I also was able to make homemade bread and ham for the family. A tradition that's been in place for as long as I can remember and I'm 50. They loved it! Thank you 1000x and happy holidays!
Love this bread, and easy to make. My family loves it too.??
This bread is super easy to make! Made it for my family and friends and they said it was the best bread they ever had!
I'm new to bread making. I've tried two other breads before this one and this one is my favorite. My family enjoys this bread and it's very easy to make. I did not use a bread pan and my loaves baked nicely. It does not state whether to preheat the oven or not. I preheated it. I will not buy store bought bread again unless I am in a pinch. Great recipe!
I’ve tried many white bread recipes and this is the only one I make now. I make this weekly and it’s got a lovely texture. Toasts up amazing! Nice and easy and I make croutons out of the end piece. Keeps brilliantly in the fridge and perfect for sandwiches.