Homemade Bread

I would have never thought I would be writing a recipe out on a blog. But here I am! Since leaving my full time job in 2015 and having kids I have put a lot more effort into cooking. I started making bread with my mom’s bread maker from the 80’s which worked great until it died. Instead of buying a new one I decided to figure out how to make a super simple bread recipe that wouldn’t take much more time then using a bread maker. So here it is.

1 cup warm water

2 3/4 teaspoons yeast

1 teaspoon sugar 

Put these ingredients into your mixer bowl, no need to stir, wait 7 minutes for it to grow. 

1/4 cup vegetable oil

3 cups flour 

1 teaspoon salt

Add these ingredients to the bowl and turn on the mixer to low for 7 minutes with the dough hook attachment

Shape the dough into a ball and place back in the bowl with a warm wet towel over it. Then place it somewhere warm and dark to let it rise for around 1.5 hours 

Then take the dough out of the bowl and lay it on a floured surface. Knead and shape into a roll to place into a greased loaf pan. (If you don’t have a loaf pan, you could also shape this dough into 12 balls to make buns on a cookie sheet!) 

Cover bread again with a warm wet towel and let rise for around 1 hour. If making buns instead, I put flour on the buns and cover with dry towels to let rise. 

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and bake bread for about 25 minutes. (If you are doing buns instead, preheat oven to 425 degrees and bake for about 15 – 20 min)

Ingredients

1 cup warm water
2 3/4 teaspoons yeast
1 teaspoon sugar 
1/4 cup vegetable oil
3 cups flour 
1 teaspoon salt

Instructions

Put water, yeast & sugar into your mixer bowl, no need to stir, wait 7 minutes for it to grow. 
Add vegtable oil, flour & salt to the bowl and turn on the mixer to low for 7 minutes with the dough hook attachment.
Shape the dough into a ball and place back in the bowl with a warm wet towel over it. Then place it somewhere warm and dark to let it rise for around 1.5 hours 
Then take the dough out of the bowl and lay it on a floured surface. Knead and shape into a roll to place into a loaf pan. (If you don’t have a loaf pan, you could also shape this dough into 12 balls to make buns on a cookie sheet) 
Cover bread again with a warm wet towel and let rise for around 1 hour. If making buns instead, I put flour on the buns and cover with dry towels to let rise. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and bake bread for about 25 minutes. (If you are doing buns instead, preheat oven to 425 degrees and bake for about 15 – 20 min)

Can’t you smell it already! Yummmm.