Making homemade loaf bread has always been something I’ve wanted to try, just never got around to it. With all the mass hysteria about the corona virus, and people over stocking on groceries and other items now would be a good time to learn a new recipe. I have no problem making biscuits so I thought loaf bread couldn’t be any more difficult. Forget about going from store to store looking for a loaf of bread, I’ll just make my own.
It wasn’t near as bad as I had anticipated; Just a little time consuming taking the time to allow the yeast to rise. I was actually proud of myself for my first time making this. It may not look great, but the taste was awesome. I definitely need more practice making it look like an actual loaf.
What better time to have BLT’s for dinner?
I will probably be making this recipe on my days off until I can make it look like an actual loaf. We might be eating a lot of bread in the near future…
For this recipe, I found several different recipes online and you tube videos. It doesn’t consist of just one recipe, but combinations of many. They were all about the same anyway just minor differences here and there.
- 1 cup water
- 2 Tbsp sugar
- 1 Tbsp active dry yeast
- 3/4 tsp salt
- 1 1/4 Tbsp olive oil
- 2 – 3 cups of flour (approximate)
In a large bowl mix water and sugar. Stir until sugar is mostly dissolved. Add the yeast. Let stand approximately 10 – 15 minutes to allow yeast to foam. Add salt and oil. Slowly add flour 1 cup at a time while stirring until desired consistency. Flour surface (table or counter top) and place dough on surface. Knead dough with hands by folding towards you then push out using ball of hands.
In a second bowl, oil sides of bowl to prevent dough from sticking. Place dough in bowl. Cover with plastic wrap and/or towel and let stand for approximately 1 hour to allow dough to rise. Dough should double or triple in size. Place dough back on a floured surface. Use rolling pin to smooth out air bubbles from dough. Roll up dough and fold in ends to form a loaf. Place dough in a greased loaf pan. Cover and let rise again approximately 30 minutes.
Bake at 375 for 25 -30 minutes or until golden brown. Remove loaf from pan and brush with melted butter.