Total Time
1hr 20mins
Prep 40 mins
Cook 40 mins

If you don't have a bread machine, this is the easiest yeast dough recipe by far. There is no overbearing yeast flavour and it is a good dense bread. Please note: time to make includes rising time.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Put 4 cups of the flour, yeast, sugar and salt into large bowl.
  2. Pour in hot water and oil and mix until combined- it will be sticky.
  3. Add the remaining flour in increments until dough is no longer sticky.
  4. Knead for about 5 minutes until dough is elastic and smooth.
  5. Place dough back into bowl and cover with a damp teatowel and let it rise until double its size- about 1/2 hour.
  6. Punch it down and divide dough into two pieces.
  7. Roll pieces long enough to fill two well oiled loaf pans and leave to rise until dough has reached the rim of the pan.
  8. Bake at 400F for 40 minutes.
  9. Rub hot breads with water and wrap in a teatowel to'sweat' to soften the crust.
Most Helpful

WOW! This bread was simple and awesome! My GF was wanting some bread but it is too cold and rainy to go out so I said I'd make some. My old recipe called for 3.5 hours and that was just too long! I saw this recipe, and thought we'd give it a try. I did end up adding about 1/2 cup more flour because my dough was too sticky after mixing. Then, I didn't have bread pans so after punching it down and dividing it, I just placed the loaves on a jelly pan diagonally. I baked at the prescribed time and temperature, and all the while the fresh bread aroma was wafting through the house. The crust was softened with water and a towel, cut, buttered, and then woofed down! This bread was perfect and better yet, my GF was happy so that meant I was happy! 5 Stars :o)

Charlie Tuna! December 02, 2013

I love this recipe. I made it for our dinner on Saturday. I used half Whole wheat & & white flour and used 1 1/2 teaspoons of Splenda white and brown sugar substitute. I like to bake in the new silicone pans and baked this bread in 6 small loaves. They were ready in 30 mins. We stored them in zip lock bags in the fridge. Thanks for a quick and tasty bread recipe! Kathy M.

Parris Original January 29, 2009

Excellent bread recipe! Thank you for the softening of the crust tips also. My family and I love it! This is the first recipe I have followed and came out with a loaf of soft, delicious sandwich bread. Not an overbearing yeast flavor, just like you said. So happy right now.

robinjade November 01, 2015