Bread in a Bag

READY IN: 1hr 35mins
YIELD: 1 loaf




  • Combine 1 cup flour, undissolved yeast, sugar, dry milk, and salt in a 1-gallon, heavy duty freezer bag with zipper-lock.
  • Squeeze upper part of bag to force out air.
  • Shake and work bag with fingers to blend ingredients.
  • Heat water and vegetable oil until very warm (120 F to 130 F); add to flour mixture.
  • Reseal bag; mix thoroughly by working bag with fingers.
  • Gradually add enough remaining flour to make a stiff batter that pulls away from the bag.
  • Remove dough from bag; knead on lightly floured surface until smooth and elastic, about 8 to 10 minutes.
  • Cover; let rest 10 minutes.
  • Roll dough to 12 x 7-inch rectangle.
  • Beginning from short end, roll up tightly as for jelly roll.
  • Pinch seam and ends to seal.
  • Place in greased 8 1/2 x 4 1/2-inch loaf pan.
  • Cover; let rise in warm, draft-free place until doubled in size, about 1 hour.
  • Bake at 375 F for 30 to 35 minutes or until done.
  • Remove from pan; cool on wire rack.