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Quick Homemade Bread

—Virginia Scott, Destin, Florida
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. Bake: 30 min.
  • Makes
    3 loaves


  • 2-1/2 cups water
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons instant potato flakes
  • 2 packages (1/4 ounce each) quick-rise yeast
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 6 cups all-purpose flour or bread flour
  • Vegetable oil


  • Heat water and butter to 125°-130°. In a large bowl, combine with remaining ingredients except oil to form a stiff batter. Place in a greased bowl; oil top of dough. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 30-45 minutes.
  • Punch dough down. On a lightly floured surface, knead dough until smooth and elastic, about 4-6 minutes. Divide dough into three portions. Shape into loaves and place in greased 8x4-in. loaf pans; oil tops of loaves. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 30 minutes.
  • Bake at 350° until bread sounds hollow when tapped, about 30-35 minutes. Remove from pans and cool on wire racks.
Nutrition Facts
1 slice: 80 calories, 2g fat (1g saturated fat), 5mg cholesterol, 69mg sodium, 14g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.

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  • eye_lady
    Oct 9, 2010

    I made this last night, it makes 3 loaves of soft fluffy bread. Very easy, and delicious, added it to my recipe box as a keeper.

  • TheCouponGoddess
    Jan 10, 2010

    I made yeast rolls with this recipe and they were devoured. I will be making this bread again soon.

  • accessdenied6875
    Jul 16, 2008

    The bread did not rise well for me, I will go back to my usual recipes. Taste was good though.