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The only bread recipe I have been successful with.

Welcome to a bread recipe that’s not only easy to follow but also guarantees delicious results every time! Whether you’re a seasoned baker or new to the world of bread-making, this recipe promises to be your go-to for fresh, homemade loaves. With simple ingredients and straightforward instructions, you’ll soon be enjoying the aroma of freshly baked bread wafting through your kitchen.

Recipe: Quick and Easy Homemade Bread


  • 2 cups warm water
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1.5 tablespoons yeast
  • 1.5 teaspoons salt
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 5.5 cups all-purpose flour


  1. Prepare the Yeast Mixture:
    • Dissolve sugar in warm water in a large mixing bowl.
    • Add yeast to the sugar-water mixture and let it proof until frothy, typically around 5-10 minutes.
    • Once proofed, mix in vegetable oil until well combined.
  2. Combine Dry Ingredients:
    • In a separate bowl, mix flour and salt until evenly distributed.
  3. Mix Wet and Dry Ingredients:
    • Gradually add the dry flour mixture to the wet yeast mixture, about one cup at a time.
    • Stir or mix until a soft dough forms. The dough should be slightly sticky but not too wet.
  4. Knead the Dough:
    • Transfer the dough to a floured surface and knead for 3-5 minutes until it becomes smooth and elastic.
  5. First Rise:
    • Place the kneaded dough in a lightly oiled bowl, turning it over to coat both sides with oil.
    • Cover the bowl with a clean kitchen towel or plastic wrap and let the dough rise in a warm, draft-free place for about one hour or until it doubles in size.
  6. Shape and Second Rise:
    • Once the dough has risen, punch it down to release excess air and divide it into two equal portions.
    • Shape each portion into a loaf and place them into greased bread pans.
    • Cover the pans with a towel and let the dough rise for another 30-40 minutes until it reaches just above the rim of the pans.
  7. Bake:
    • Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
    • Bake the loaves in the preheated oven for approximately 30 minutes or until they are golden brown and sound hollow when tapped on the bottom.
    • Remove the bread from the oven and brush the tops with butter while they’re still warm.


  1. Can I use active dry yeast instead of instant yeast?
    • Yes, you can use active dry yeast, but you may need to proof it in warm water before adding it to the sugar-water mixture.
  2. How can I tell if the bread is fully baked?
    • Insert a thermometer into the center of the loaf; it should register around 190°F (88°C) when fully baked.
  3. Can I add additional ingredients like herbs or seeds?
    • Absolutely! Feel free to customize the bread by adding herbs, seeds, or even cheese to the dough before baking.
  4. How should I store the bread?
    • Once cooled, store the bread in a plastic bag or airtight container at room temperature for up to 3-4 days. You can also freeze the loaves for longer storage.


  1. Ensure the water is the right temperature: It should be warm to the touch, around 110-115°F (43-46°C), to activate the yeast properly.
  2. Allow enough time for rising: Letting the dough rise until it doubles in size is crucial for achieving a light and airy texture in the bread.
  3. Cover the loaves while cooling: After brushing with butter, cover the loaves loosely with a clean towel as they cool to prevent the crust from becoming too hard.
  4. Experiment with shaping: Try different shaping techniques to create visually appealing loaves, from traditional sandwich loaves to rustic artisan shapes.

With these helpful tips and clear instructions, you’re ready to embark on your bread-making journey and enjoy the satisfaction of baking your own delicious loaves of homemade bread!

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