The main thing to remember, is that the quality of the bread is proportional to the effort you put in, so we need to simplify it some other way.
I've gotten a recipe that makes it easy to know how much flour to use, while still getting a great bread out of it.
Step 1: Ingredients
flour (about a pound)
instant dry yeast (about a tablespoon)
1 cup milk
2 Oz. butter