Yummy Bread ♥

Yummy Bread

We go through a lot of flour here making tortillas, cupcakes, cake, and biscuits, that it’s a natural progression for me to make bread. I’ve tried so many recipes, and not all of them with great success. Until this one. This is our favourite, and I love it most for its simple ingredient list, adaptability, and ease. It’s also super-yummy!

Bread ♥
3 tsp fast-acting yeast
1½ Tbsp sugar*
3 C warm water
6 C flour*
1½ tsp salt
glug of oil
* = Organic

 Add yeast, sugar and water to a bowl, and whisk/stir to combine. Set aside for about 5 minutes. In a large bowl, mix flour and salt together. Once the yeast/sugar/water is frothy, pour the contents over the flour mixture and combine with your favourite spatula. After the mixture has come together to form a nice dough-ball, flour your work surface and dump the dough onto it. Knead the dough for about 10 minutes. Once the dough is decently silky, or no longer super-sticky, add to a bowl with a little glug of oil at the bottom. Turn the dough in the oil to coat. Cover with either a lid or damp towel. Allow the dough to rise for 45 minutes or so in a warm place. After this proofing period, punch dough down and cut in half**. Flatten each half into a rectangle, then roll it into a log and place into an oiled baking dish. Cover once again, and proof for another 45 minutes or so in a warm place. Preheat your oven to 425°F/218°C/Gas Mark 7. Bake loaves 25-30 minutes. Cover loosely and let loaves cool completely before cutting. Makes 2 loaves.

** After the first proofing, you can cut each half into yet smaller pieces, and form into:

  • dinner rolls – proof covered a second time, then bake for 20 minutes until browned;
  • stuffed buns – roll balls out a bit/flatten in your hand, then fill with something, pinch closed, and bake for 20 minutes (seam-side down) until browned;
  • tortillas – roll lemon-sized balls to approximately ¼” thick, and fry briefly on both sides in a dry pan (makes about 20);

Enjoy! ♥

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19 thoughts on “Yummy Bread ♥

    • My pleasure. ♥
      Finding a recipe that’s pretty fail-proof and easy to adapt to your preferences can be a real challenge. This recipe is my absolute favourite. ♥

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    • I’ve tried so many, but this one is my absolute fave. I love that it has only 5 ingredients. My Elflings love to punch the dough and help me knead it, too. Sure beats them punching each other! ;0)

  2. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog & ‘liking’ my posts! I really appreciate that!!

    I’m going to try this bread recipe. So far my bread-making attempts have been failures:( I really want to master this.

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  5. Oh my goodness! This looks delicious! My kids love to bake with me but I never thought to let them help with the kneading. Silly me! I also have a bread maker & bet I could use it when I don’t have the time to dedicate to hand kneading. Thank you for sharing!!

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