Item# WLRECIP-8859

Easy Homemade Bread Recipe

Item No. WLRECIP-8859
Amount
1 loaf
Prep Time
25 min
Skill Level
Beginner
Total Time
3 hr

The best thing about this basic homemade bread recipe is that you can use it to make loaf bread, focaccia bread or pizza dough! Using simple bread-making ingredients, such as yeast, flour, salt and water, this easy bread recipe is great to have on hand when you need to bake a fresh loaf of sandwich bread or have pizza night with the kids.

Ingredients

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  • 1-1/3 cups warm water (105°F)
  • 1 package (1/4-ounce) instant yeast
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1- 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 4 cups bread flour, plus more for dusting
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten with 1 tablespoon water (optional)

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  • Notes:

    • Using Yeast: Yeast serves as the leavening agent during fermentation. It consumes sugar, which creates carbon dioxide, allowing the dough to rise. Yeast is crucial for that light, airy bread we love.There are several different kinds of yeast. This recipe calls for instant yeast, which works much quicker than active dry yeast. However, you can swap active dry yeast for the instant yeast if that’s all you have on hand- just expect it to take slightly longer to rise.
    • Mixing Dough: Dough may also be mixed using a stand mixer fitted with the dough hook attachment.
    • How to Freeze: Freshly baked bread can be stored in the freezer for up to a month. Make sure your bread has cooled completely, then wrap it in plastic wrap and aluminum foil. You can also slice your bread before freezing – that way you can just grab as many slices as you need without having to defrost the whole loaf.

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