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Homemade Bread Recipe

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I love making bread for my family. It's definitely cheaper than buying it, it's more nutritious, and I know exactly what goes in it. Plus, it stays fresh for about three 3 days in the pantry, a week in the refrigerator, and as long as you want if you freeze it. I like to bake 3 or 4 loaves at a time because it's the same work as baking one loaf. I keep one loaf for the week and I freeze the others. When i need bread, I just take it from the freezer, microwave it for 2 minutes, and I have bread that smells and tastes like it's just out from the oven. I experienced making bread and this are the ingredients and measurements I came up with to make the perfect bread.

This is what you need for 1 loaf of bread:
3 cups of flour(any kind is fine. I use all purpose flour)
3 tsp active dry yeast
3 tsp sugar
1 tsp salt
1 cup of warm water
1tbsp margarine (oil or butter work just fine, I prefer margarine)
1 egg
 
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If you have a Kitchen Aid Mixer, that's great it will do the work for you. But if you don't, it's ok, you can mix everything by hand and it will turn just fine. I will be using a mixer and the dough attachment.
Start by putting the flour, the yeast, the sugar and the salt and start mixing on speed 2 .. Add the warm water, 1 cup or as much as you need, until you make a nice consistent dough. You don't want the dough to be too soft, but if you by mistake end up pouring too much water, don't worry, it happens all the time. Just add some more flour. At the end, cut the margarine into small cubes and add it to the mixing dough.

When you're done mixing and the dough is a bit sticky but not significantly sticking to your hands, start kneading it with a bit of  flour and form it into a ball. After that, put the dough on the counter or on a cutting board and let it rest for 10 minutes.q
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Well I couldn't believe how simple this Bread was to make ! so I had four Loaves ready in less than an hour !!! unbelievable ! they smelled so good and I could have easily made four more but thought I would wait till the taste test was over. my Family and I Loved it. will buy bread bags and I will just bake, bake, bake ! LOL thanks for such a great and easy recipe. you will be thought of Often. :)

CharlesW215 days ago

My Dad ate store bought food his entire life. Most of his meals were home cooked though. He was a hard worker but never exercised. And he only lived to age 97. Just think how long he might have lived if he had a better diet and excercised.

jillzumba18 days ago
My boyfriend and I love this bread. This a quick, easy, and delicious recipe. I have made it at least 50 times, turns out perfect every time. The last couple times I added 2 tbsp baking cocoa and an additional tbsp of sugar then used it for French Toast. Yummy!
scotty.jade20 days ago

Just made some and put it in the oven (got to wait just under half hour now =( )
I think I stuffed it up though, with the 1 cup of warm water, my dough wasn't at all sticky when I left it to sit for the 10 minutes. But if it doesn't turn out right, I think I'll just add a little more water next time =) But so far it smells amazing!! Thank-you =D

I totally agree. I would NEVER use margarine for anything - poisoned toxic plastic!

tracypaints1 month ago

dear god, NEVER use PAM or margarine; that stuff is poison. And organic flour and butter is much better. I am trying the recipe right now, but I am mixing it in my bread maker, so I'm hoping it will work.

dear god, NEVER mistake PSEUDOSCIENCE for good advice; that stuff is intellectual poison.

EricS51 month ago

This is the first time for me to bake any kind of bread and your recipe helped a lot.

My first attempt, turned out to be quite dense, crumby but still tasty. Google searches told me that I didn't knead the dough enough.

On my second attempt, I made sure to knead until the dough looked like the pictures on your instructions. And...success!

I've now baked my 4th loaf since last week. :)

Thank you.

I've been baking bread a very long time and I must say that this is my new go-to recipe! Could it get any easier?? And what awesome directions & picture tutorial! I made two loaves!
I've been baking bread a very long time and I must say that this is my new go-to recipe! Could it get any easier?? And what awesome directions & picture tutorial! I made two loaves!
I've been baking bread a very long time and I must say that this is my new go-to recipe! Could it get any easier?? And what awesome directions & picture tutorial! I made two loaves!
KatGMoir1 month ago

I made this today and it's amazing! So simple to do but looks and tastes great. I let it sit for about half an hour the first time, instead of 10 mins because my kitchen is very cold. Also let it sit for a further 30 mins once it was in the pan before it went in the oven. Will definitely be making this again. Thanks a lot!

cmtedrow1 month ago

This recipe is so simple, yet amazing! Making round 2 today. My kids eat it up as fast as I can make it. Thank you for this awesome recipe!

JTCMOMMY1 month ago
Anyone know the nutritional facts for this recipe
dan.ziska2 months ago

This was REALLY good... I didn't trust you (sorry) so I soaked the yeast first for 10 mins in warm water, THEN added it to the mix. I'm not sure why but I had to go closer to 45 minutes, but it turned out a nice dense bread with a crispy crust. I'd never made bread before. This was good.

FANTASTIC!! Great taste (and you know exactly what it is made with). Easy to follow instructions. Great fresh but still good if frozen and thawed. Simply amazing. Do not be afraid to try!!! 2 words...more please.

brandyld212 months ago

I just put two loafs in the oven!! I'm hoping everything turns out great! I really wanted to do something nice for my husband because we rarely are on the same schedule. I'll let you know how it turned out!! Also this was a very easy recipe and clean-up time was very short and simple.

teri.welker.13 months ago

The spread was very quick and easy to make at the last minute. It taste really good and looks beautiful.

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jgriffith143 months ago
I made it it was a huge hit with my husband!
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Aditi783 months ago

hi, thanks so much for such an easy and lovely recipe. I have tried it twice already. Had just one query, the crust seems to get too crispy for me. I thought maybe my timing wasn't correct (my oven has a limitation of 240 degrees, so timed it for 35 minutes). In my first attempt, timed it for a little lesser, but the crust seems to get very crisp. Is there something I m doing wrong. The insides come out perfect and taste really well too!

do i cover the dough for the resting dough part?

dwaine283 months ago

WOW! Just made this for my wife and she loves it. Perfect one loaf of bread...

jhorning5 months ago

why braid them?

TheGina6 months ago

Very flavorful. I had to cook it 45 minutes to get the golden brown and it turned out a little bit gluey inside, but I like it! I think the next time it will turn out even better. Thanks so much for sharing. :-)

fedrowl9 months ago

Delicious....

mcleary610 months ago
This bread came out awesome...and its easy and delicious. Thankyou for teaching me how to make homemade bread it was my first time :)
Suev531 year ago
I made this bread today and it tastes great, but had a lumpy appearance on the crust instead of smooth like your picture. Do you know a solution for this bumpy crust? I am not an experienced bread maker so this is a learning process.
Hi i would love to make 5 loaves of this bread. Do i double all ingredients? If not what do i do?
BADMANU (author)  kmcdonald111 year ago
For five loaves multiply the ingredients for one loaf by five(15 cups of flours, etc)
Hope that helps
Even the yeast? So it would be 15tsps dry active yeast?
What's up Bread Queen- I'm making this recipe now with 10 minutes to go in the oven. OMG - I can't wait to try it! Thanks a bunch! This is by far, the easiest, fastest, most delicious smelling bread EVER.

Happy Holidays!
zanunz1 year ago
Love this recipe. Will be trying it myself. Here is a recipe for French Bread that I made today and it turned out awesome. My advice would be to let it sit for 2 hours after rolled into the loaf. Mine did not rise completely.

http://www.welcometosuccessonline.com/baking-bread-homemade-bread-recipe-not-bread-maker-recipes/
tilt3dhal01 year ago
I just tried the recipe this morning. Awesome! I have 5 children so I don't want to spend a bunch of time in the kitchen. This was easy and quick to make. Everyone loves it, including my husband. I followed directions exactly and at first thought the dough was too hard, but once I added the butter it was perfect. I let mine rest for about 30 minutes only because I had to calm a crying baby an base another one around. Hahaha I will definitely be making this every other day..even passing the recipe on to others to enjoy!! Thank you so much for sharing!! :)
Sumkp1 year ago
All I have is bread flour and Red Star Quick Rise Yeast. Do you think this will work with your recipe?
jmccumber1 year ago
Never mind thank I found it!!!!
jmccumber1 year ago
I am sorry but did you say to add butter in the flour mixture? Did not see it.

Thank you!
It looks awesome do I decided to make it and I did it exactly how you said I should and it was going perfect but when I cut into it it came out doughy, I honestly don't know why, any idea how I can stop that happening next time?
Love it! Super easy and very tasty!
Brilliant! What a time saver and it taste absolutely amazing! I have been trying to make bread for a couple month's now and they have not turned out. Found this one this morning, have made the it and it turn out! Thank you for posting this recipe, I am going back to the kitchen and I am going to make a couple more for the week and freeze them!
Patieman1 year ago
I have now made this twice. Perfect both times !! Thanks for sharing!
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