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

Easy and fast. I exchanger 2cups white flour for 2 cups whole wheat. Also added 12 cup flax seed and 12 cup sunflower or seeds. It's a nice moist bread that seems to lend itself, easily to slight alterations in flour type and additions of nuts, seeds or even dried fruit.

Renee C. March 13, 2015

Made a ham & cheese roll-up with one half and cinnamon raisin with the other. Tasty!

mels67530 November 23, 2014

This is a wonderful recipe! I added grated parmesan and rosemary to one half of the batch and parmesan and jalapenos to the other. It turned out beautiful and delicious. Thanks for sharing!

revraeasunshine February 20, 2014

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