My mom has been making homemade bread forever. Her bread is best and she has passed down her recipe to me. It’s super simple and easy to make. The only catch is you need an extra hour in your schedule to allow the bread to rise. Luckily, this recipe makes a lot of bread and keeps really well in the fridge! So, if you make this batch on a Sunday when you have time, it will last you for another two days worth of pizza, calzones, or loaves of bread!
We used this to go with the Broccoli Cheddar Soup we made this weekend and tonight used it on a disaster of a pizza, ugh. It worked out in the end, but trying to grill a pizza when you only have 30 minutes for your husband to get to his Fire Department meeting, just doesn’t work out. It didn’t help that I was hungry either.
But, back to the bread. It’s only four? ingredients, so this will be a super simple step by step!
Place the lukewarm water into a large mixing bowl.
Then add the yeast…and the salt. And the oil.
Stir in the flour gently, I use this nifty bread hook.
This is what makes this bread so easy. You just kind of add everything, stir it together a little, cover it up with a towel and let it sit!
Leave the dough pretty sticky, you’ll add flour later when you form it into whatever shape you are excited about.
When it’s done rising, after about an hour or so, it will look nice and bubbly…like this!
Punch it down and add a little more flour. Then I just plopped mine into some bread forms. you can knead it out and get it smoother, but I like to touch it as little as possible, so it’s nice a tender.
Bake it at 425 for about 25 minutes and you have homemade bread!
Those two mini loaves decided to become one, oh well! Hot and delicious!!
- 3 cups lukewarm water
- 1 1/2 tablespoons salt
- 1 1/2 tablespoons yeast
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 7-8 cups flour
- Add yeast, salt, and oil to the lukewarm water in a large bowl.
- Stir in 6 cups flour and combine gently.
- Cover with a cloth and let rise for 1 hour in a warm place.
- Uncover and add the rest of the flour, until it is less sticky.
- Form into loaves or use as pizza dough!
- Cook at 425 degrees for 25 minutes.