Homemade Bread

"I use to cook in a school cafeteria. I took this recipe and adapted it to home use. I am the designated bread maker for the Holidays now. Enjoy!"
Homemade Bread created by Debs Recipes
Ready In:
3hrs 5mins
2 loaves




  • Combine yeast and water, mix well and set aside.
  • In a very large bowl, combine all dry ingredients.
  • Mix well.
  • Add Oil and Yeast mixture.
  • Mix well with hands or in mixer with dough hook.
  • Work dough til smooth.
  • Let rise for about 45 minutes.
  • Knead for 5-10 minute.
  • Repeat previous step.
  • Prepare baking pans.
  • Spray or lighty oil.
  • Makes 2 loaves or 12 large dinner rolls, or use dough to make 12 large cinnamon rolls.
  • place prepared dough into appropriate pans and let raise 30-45 minutes before baking.
  • Bake at 325 degrees for approximately 40 minutes or til done.
  • Bread will be a medium brown.
  • Brush with melted butter when done (optional).

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  1. Piper Lee
    I am a DISASTER when it comes to making bread, but this turned out BEAUTIFUL!! Thanks sooo much for posting this no-fail recipe. Light, fluffy, wonderful bread, made by me? Yep, with this recipe even I made awesome bread for once. Thanks a bazillion, Brenda! You rock!
  2. Fiona 2
    Excellent.. M 4 r old son helped make this into cinnamon rolls! Lots of fun nd ver easy for him to understand! A real keeper. xx I did follow Chef#1550105 comment on using a mixer and separating the flour for ease of use for my son. Worked great! Little hands used!
  3. joan.whitaker
    This bread is AWESOME and it is definitely a KEEPER! It is moist and soft with the texture of Wonder Bread....ONLY BETTER! The first time I made it there were small beads of the unmixed ingredients throughout the dough. I literally had to pick all of them out while kneading and was quite surprised the bread still turned out well. To avoid this from happening again, I find it best to combine 3 cups of flour (instead of the 6 cups) with the remaining ingredients. Mix well by hand or blend using your paddle beater at low speed until batter is moistened.Then beat, for 3 minutes at medium speed. At this point, you can attach your dough hook and stir in the remaining 3 cups of flour or mix flour in by hand to make a soft dough. From here follow Brenda's instructions from Step 6. Knead (about 8 minutes til smooth), Let Rise (45 minutes), Knead (5-10 minutes) Let Rise another (45 minutes). I've made this bread with both all-purpose flour and bread flour. Both are good; however, the all-purpose flour results in a more delicate texture. I would use the all-purpose for dinner rolls or cinnamon rolls. Today I'll be making the cinnamon rolls, I'll let you know how they turn out.
  4. queen_celeste
    This was a fairly easy recipe to follow. I did modify it some as I made my bread half whole wheat flour and added a bit of molasses for color, but this is exactly what I wanted. A simple homemade bread recipe that worked out bery well. And I cooked it at 325 for only 35 minutes and it was done for me. Thanks Brenda!
  5. superhey
    I don't think the 20 minute bake time is enough. I followed the directions exactly and the loaf was still doughy in the middle after 20 minutes at 350 degrees.


I am married with 3 sons and two spoiled female dogs. My mother worked as a cook her entire life. I learned as a child, standing on a chair next to her trying to take in each detail of what she was doing and anticipating the outcome. I have worked as a cook for the schools and now I volunteer for our youth and children's camps as a cook in the Summer. These days, I look for healthier recipes for my family and nothing too fancy.
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