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Quick Homemade Bread Recipe

—Virginia Scott, Destin, Florida
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 30 min. YIELD:48 servings


  • 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


  • 1. 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.
  • 2. 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.
  • 3. Bake at 350° until bread sounds hollow when tapped, about 30-35 minutes. Remove from pans and cool on wire racks. Yield: 3 loaves.

Nutritional 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 User ID: 4552636 12146
Reviewed 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 User ID: 4530466 201321
Reviewed Jan. 10, 2010

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

accessdenied6875 User ID: 2956702 26711
Reviewed Jul. 16, 2008

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

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