1/4 Photos of Quick & Easy Homemade Bread
1 hr 20 mins
I had used different bread recipes over the years, and finally came up with my own. I use this recipe for everything... bread, buns, pizza, cinnamon buns, you name it. It turns out every time, and tastes great. My husband loves when I make dinner rolls with these sprinkled with quick oats or poppy seeds! This is my first time posting a recipe- I really hope someone else likes this easy home-made bread recipe as much as I do!
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- 2 1/2 cups warm water
- 1 1/2 tablespoons instant yeast
- 1 tablespoon salt
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup powdered milk
- 1 egg
- 1/3 cup butter (or oil) or 1/3 cup margarine (or oil)
- 6 cups white flour (I dont measure the flour, this is just an estimate- it could be more, it could be less!)
- 1 cup whole wheat flour
- 1Combine water, yeast, salt, sugar, milk powder, egg, and butter in a large mixing bowl- stir with wooden spoon until well mixed.
- 2Slowly add the flour while still mixing- you don’t have to add whole wheat flour, but I usually add about a cup just to give it some whole wheat flavor; then the rest can be white flour- you can do half and half also, or just all white- you are the cook, mix it up.
- 3Continue to add the flour to the dough (you will have to use your hands to mix it now)
- 4Once the dough becomes more of a ball and not so runny, pour the dough out of the bowl onto a floured countertop; knead dough with your hands for 10-15 minutes, adding more flour if needed. Keep adding flour until the dough is JUST sticky when you hold it- but not too sticky- you don’t want it stuck to your fingers. Also, if you add too much flour, your bread will become heavy- so watch how much flour you add to your mixture!
- 5Shape dough into ball, place in a large bowl lightly rubbed with oil; cover with a light towel- let rise until doubled in size.
- 6Separate dough in half; shape into dough roll and place in lightly oiled bread pans. Brush with a beaten egg to give it that nice golden look when it comes out of the oven or brush lightly with water and sprinkle lightly with quick oats or poppy seeds- the possibilities are endless!
- 7Let loaves rise for 15-20 minutes- this is a personal choice, some people do not like big loaves of bread, while others do- so keep an eye on how big your loaves get, it is a personal choice of course.
- 8Place in a 350 degree oven for 20-30 minutes, or until done.(cooking time varies, depending on oven).
- 9Let sit in pans for 5 minutes then take the loaves out and set on wire rack to cool.
- 10Its great for toast, sandwiches, or still hot out of the oven as a snack!
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Nutritional Facts for Quick & Easy Homemade Bread
Serving Size: 1 (1738 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 1
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 2140.9
- Calories from Fat 422
- Total Fat 46.9 g
- Saturated Fat 26.4 g
- Cholesterol 205.3 mg
- Sodium 3923.8 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 368.0 g
- Dietary Fiber 17.3 g
- Sugars 38.6 g
- Protein 59.7 g