Easy Homemade Bread





Introduction: Easy Homemade Bread

Easy Fresh Baked Bread

Preheat oven 375 degrees

Prep time: 2 hrs

bake time: 30 minutes

Makes 2 loaves


2 1/4 Cup Warm water

2 Tablespoons Sugar

1 Tablespoon Yeast

1 teaspoon Salt

2 Tablespoons Oil

5 1/2-6 Cup Flour

*butter for the top


Step 1: Yeast & Flour

Add yeast to a large glass bowl and add warm water.

Stir well

Next, add the sugar, salt and oil into bowl. Mix well

Last add the flour. I add about 4 to 5 cups and mix it well before adding the remainder of the flour.

Step 2: Knead & Let Rise

Sprinkle a layer of flour on a surface and lay the dough on top.

Using your hands knead the dough and place back into bowl and let rise for 60 minutes. I knead the dough for about 10 to 15 mins until it reaches a nice consistency.

I usually wet a towel with warm water and place over the top of the bowl.

While the bread is rising I grease the pans with Crisco and set to the side.

After 60 minutes I knead the dough again and then break it into 2 smaller balls of dough and place in greased pan.
Let rise for 30 more minutes in bread pans.

Step 3: Bake

Preheat oven 375 degrees
Bake time: 30 minutes

Preheat oven to 375 degrees

Brush butter on top of dough and place in the oven.

Bake for 30 minutes until top is golden brown.

Remove bread from oven and pan.

Let cool for a few minutes before serving.

Step 4: Mini Loaves With Sauce

I baked 3 loaves of bread and used the last of the dough to make smaller loaves to dip in the sauce.

I hand rolled the dough into 6 smaller loaves.

I placed the bread on my pizza stone/stoneware which I sprinkled with cornmeal.

I used canned sauce and just reheated it in the microwave for dipping sauce.

I also brushed buttered these as they cooked.

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I forgot to add sugar... :( will my bread not rise. This is making me feel sad.... I really wanted home made bread. and I'm out of flour...

This was really easy to make and very good! I'm going to make it again. :)

Is the sugar integral to the recipe or can it be left out?


I've successfully used homemade no-sugar-added applesauce as a replacement for sugar in bread recipes.

There are roughly 25 grams of sugar in 2 tablespoons (give or take a gram) and there's roughly that much sugar in a cup of unsweetened applesauce (depends on apple variety, but it's a good ballpark measurement) so it's not too hard to replace.

Instead of using the sugar, warm up a cup of the unsweetened applesauce (homemade or store-bought, your preference) and reduce the warm water in the recipe down to 1 and 1/4 cup, because applesauce is plenty wet. The yeast will eat the natural sugar from the apples, and you don't have to worry about processed sugars in your good, wholesome bread.

Wow--that's great! Thanks!

Sugar is important because it feeds the yeast, making the bread rise and have a good texture. If you don't want to use refined sugar, you could always use honey. That will work too. :)

The yeast mostly feeds on the flour; sugar might only be necessary if you plan on baking with a poolish (kind of a "pre-dough") that is kept in the fridge for days to achieve a more aromatic bread. The sugar is needed there because of the cold temperatures the yeast tends to slow down, so the sugar helps the reproduction in the beginning. But normally you don't need any sugar in the dough.

Honey is a great idea--thanks!

Most of the sugar gets eaten by the yeast. Besides 2 TBSPs for two loaves is only 20 calories of sugar per loaf, half of which is consumed by the yeast. You are getting 100 times that from the carbs in the bread. Make your life simpler, use the sugar, the yeast will thank you. :)

Yeah, but my body won't thank me. It's not about the calories, it's about refined sugar not existing in nature. It's impossible to avoid completely, but I do my best. See, my life is more simple when my diet is, too. But thanks for your opinion.