Homemade Bread in Just One Hour!
The only thing better than coming home to the smell of fresh-baked bread is enjoying a warm slice with butter and jam! Here's a great recipe that lets you enjoy the homemade goodness with minimal hassle!
Sixty Minute Bread
2 cups lukewarm water 2 Tbsp dry yeast
4 Tbsp sugar 2 tsp salt
2 Tbsp cooking oil 4 1/2 - 5 1/2 cups flour
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Mix water, yeast, and sugar together. Let stand 10 minutes. Add salt and oil. Add flour 1/2 cup at a time until dough forms a ball. Knead on floured board for 5 minutes. Split into 2 loaves and place in greased loaf pans to rise for 30 min. Bake 25-30 min, let cool and enjoy!
Recipe from Good Things Utah Cookbook, 2003
To start the rising of the dough you need to set the oven at whatever temperature just for ONE minute, and then leave the dough in the set off oven for at least one hour. It's less fast but it really works well!
Love, love, love this recipe! I was never able to make a good bread by hand before... it's so easy:)
Thank you for this recipe! I have used it twice already in one week! It has the perfect taste, and when you make it into dinner rolls they couldn't be better! It really does work. I use the suggestions from June G (use bread flour, use bread hook on Kitchen Aid, and letting the rising happen in the oven on warm 170 degrees). I'm so happy I can now make bread without having to dedicate hours to it.
June. If your mixer is powerful enough, like a Kitchen Aid for instance, you can mix your bread using your bread hook. I bake bread this way. You need to use bread flour and fast acting yeast and let your bread hook knead your bread dough until the gluten is developed. If you use the bread hook, check to be sure there is a ball of dough that is not sticking to the bowl. If it sticks, add a little flour To check if gluten is developed, put a little oil on your hands, pull off a samll piece of dough. Gently pull it apart. Gluten is developed when you can pull until dough is opaque without breaking or holes. Will take from 5-10 minutes. I set my oven at its lowest setting for 20-30 minutes, then at 350 for about a half an hour. I often add some powdered milk, some oatmeal, or crushed Wheaties to my bread dough. I'll usually make half the dough cinnamon rolls or bread . Roll out the dough, sprinkle on cinnamon and sugar (don't skimp on the cinnamon sugar mixture. Roll up tight. Either put it into a bread pan or cut your rolls (unflavored dental floss works great for this). Follow same rising and baking process, except you won't have to bake the rolls as long as bread.
Can you use a mixer for this recipe or is the recipe intended for hand mixing only?
Is the flour self rising or all purpose