Yield: 32 servings

Homemade Bread

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Rise Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 45 minutes

Want to learn to make your own Homemade Bread? There's no time like right now! With this easy to follow recipe, you'll be filling your home with the aroma of freshly baked bread in no time.

Ingredients

  • 2 ¼ teaspoon active dry yeast (1 package)
  • 2 ¼ cups warm water
  • ¼ c sugar
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 6 ½ cups bread flour

Instructions

    1. In a large mixing bowl, dissolve the yeast in warm water with a pinch of the sugar.  When the yeast is bubbly and foamy, add the sugar, salt, oil and 4 cups of flour, and mix until smooth.
    2. Add remaining flour, ½ cup at a time, to form a soft, smooth dough.  You'll know you've reached this point when the dough should stick just slightly to your finger when touched, but not be overly sticky.  Knead 5-7 minutes using the dough hook on your mixer, or do this by hand.
    3. Place the dough in an oiled bowl, turn over once to coat the top with oil and cover with plastic wrap.  Allow dough to rise one hour, or until doubled.
    4. After one hour, when the dough has risen, punch it down gently and divide in half.  Roll each half of the dough into a long rectangle about 8 inches wide.  Roll the dough up, starting at the short edge, to form a cylinder that is approximately 8 inches wide. Repeat with remaining dough. 
    5. Place the dough, seam side down, into lightly greased bread pans, and cover with plastic wrap.  Let rise one hour, or until the dough is ½-1 inch higher than the top of the pan.  
    6. Preheat the oven to 375.  Bake 30-35 minutes or until the loaves are golden brown and sound hollow when tapped.  Brush with melted butter if desired. Remove to a cooling rack and cool before slicing.  MAKES 2 LOAVES.

Notes

  • When rolling, use your loaf pan as a guide to how long you need to roll your dough.
  • You can substitute all-purpose flour for the bread flour if desired.
  • Recipe from lilluna.com

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

32

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 115Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 200mgCarbohydrates: 22gFiber: 1gSugar: 2gProtein: 3g

*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.

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