How to make easy bread at home

A simple bread recipe made with simple ingredients and detailed instructions on how to make bread! A well-crafted bread recipe for both beginners and professional bakers.

How to make easy bread at home
How to make easy bread at home

 

Make easy bread at home


Homemade Bread is one of my favorite foods. Can you name this site ?! Nothing like a warm slice of fresh bread topped with a thick layer of butter on top. Mmmmm! This recipe is perfect.

Easy to follow, it takes about two hours to make and produce 2 loaves of amazing bread. It is very flexible too, so feel free to use a portion of whole wheat flour if you would like. Sprinkle butter on top when it comes out of the oven and cool slightly and everyone will thank you.

I love to cook and I am a good confident baker, however, one thing I have struggled with is finding an incredible bread recipe. I know- it's funny as there's a zillion out there and bread is one of those 'foundations' that almost anyone can make for themselves.

Anyway, I keep trying new ways and finally find the one I like and get the best results out of it! Best of all - it's easy and from start to finish takes more than 2 hours!

Steps to cooking more bread


If you have never made bread before, here is a basic formula for making your own at home. My recipe below follows this perfectly. It's so easy and trust me, the smell of baking fresh bread will make everyone, really happy for dinner!


Step 1: Combine Bread Ingredients


You will need warm water, powdered sugar, quick OR active yeast, salt, vegetable or canola oil and flour. That's all!


Light Hand Bread: Butter, with side of bread


Step 2: Explain the yeast and apply it to the Witness


This is a simple procedure that takes about 5 minutes. You can see the picture below of what the leaven looks like when proven. It is possible to kill the yeast if you use very hot water, so strive to be slightly warmer than luke-warm, or about 105 ° F. Add warm water, yeast and 1 TBSP of the added sugar to your mixing bowl. Give it a quick boost and let it sit for five minutes. You will begin to see the yeast swell and cover the entire surface of the water.


Step 3: Add the remaining ingredients and mix


Add the remaining sugar, oil, salt and flour (You can use whole-grain flour or bread flour!), And mix using an electric mixer until well combined, for about two minutes.


Step 4: Knead the Bread


You may be thinking, “Wait a minute! It's already mixed! "Ha! Not so fast! Continuing the process of kneading the dough is important bread with good texture. The kneading dough allows gluten forming which makes the dough better, simpler and fluffier. You can knead by hand or with a mixture. I use a dough hook in my mixture and knead for minutes. 7. If you kneel by hand, you will want to kneel for 10-11 minutes, depending on how much you agree.

Light Hand Bread: Butter, with side of bread


Step 5: Get up first


Place the dough for your smooth bread in a greased container and cover with a clean plastic or towel. I think plastic wraps work better because they trap hot air inside and as a result, my dough needs a shorter initial increase.


If your house is cool, your bread will take a long time to rise. In the winter when my house is cooler than usual, I like to light the oven for 2-3 minutes, then turn it off and let the dough bowl rise there. The oven retains heat for a long time and is a good breeze for the dough rising.


Step 6: Punch Dough and Shape it


Piercing the dough on the floor quickly releases any advanced air pockets and helps your bread to have a consistent rise and texture. Roll your dough by gently rolling it into a ball and rolling it 2 or 3 times at the top of the counter so that the ball is too long. Usually, I knead the dough and then place it on a greased baking sheet.

Light Hand Bread: Butter, with side of bread


Step 7: The Second Resurrection


I like to make my second waking up in a warm open oven. I open the oven just before I roll my dough on the floor, then turn it off when I put the dough in the oven to rise a second time. It only works for a minute or two, okay! A second rise will help shape your bread and last for 30 minutes.


Step 8: Bake Bread


You're almost there! The bread is baked for about 30-40 minutes. Do you know what I do to make sure my bread is fully cooked? I use a digital cooking thermometer! Freshly baked bread will be 190-200 degrees F. Cooking bread with milk will need to be cooked to 200 degrees, but as this does not work, I remove it when it reaches 190 degrees. The top will be brown with gold.

My favorite cooking thermometer of all time is Thermapen. It is very fast and lasts surprisingly long. Another great thermometer is the ThermoPop basic version that works well too!

Light Bread: Butter, with side of bread


Step 9: Cool the Bread


Bake the bread in the air in the pan for 10-15 minutes, then turn the pan over and turn the bread into a cooling rack or a folded towel to complete cooling. If you leave the bread in the pan for too long, you will burn it, which can cause other parts of your bread to swell. No one likes sour bread!

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