This is a really easy recipe for making bread. I wanted to have thick sliced bread for making French toast but, because of the quarantine, I only have the standard thin cut white bread used for making sandwiches.
This recipe takes a little time, but it makes a very nice loaf of bread. Soft with a tiny bit of sweet, makes it so delicious!
Starting off, you’ll just mix a little sugar and instant yeast with water.
From there you’ll add flower and turn it into dough, easy stuff, right?
From there, it’s really just a matter of a couple rising sessions, bake, cool, then eat. 😀
- 1 cup warm water, about 110F
- 1/4 cup white sugar
- 1 pack active dry yeast
- 3/4 teaspoons of teaspoons salt
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 2.5 to 3 cups of all-purpose or bread flour.
- In a large bowl, dissolve the 1 TBSP of sugar in warm water. Stir in yeast. Set aside until mixture starts to foam, about 5 minutes.
- Mix remaining sugar, salt and oil into the yeast. Slowly add in flour, 1/2 cup at a time, as you mix. Dough should be tacky and not sticking to the sides of the bowl. Add flour slowly. Too much flower will result in dry bread. If you added too much flour, add a little more water.
- Knead dough for about 5 minutes. Place in a large oiled bowl. Roll dough around bowl to coat. Cover with a warm, damp cloth. Allow to rise until doubled in size, about 45 minutes to 1 hour.
- Punch dough down. Knead for about 1 minute. Shape into a loaf and place into a greased 9×5 inch loaf pan. Allow to rise for an additional 30 minutes, or until dough has risen above the pan edge.
- Bake at 350 F for 30 minutes. Check bread with a thermometer. Internal temp should be 200F.
- Cool for 20 minutes then remove from pan and place on cooling rack.
- Slice and serve.
Makes 1 loaf.