Bread... is life

Well on this eve of -14 degrees Celsius ... I made the executive decision to ditch the holiday shopping and bake bread!

Like most, I would prefer not deal with the cold weather - unless ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY. Luckily, our pantry is always stocked with the staple ingredients to make any and everything that is bakeable.

I was also in mood for a homemade something other than delivery.

So this is a very quick recipe for those with 1 hr to spare.

If you prefer, you may knead the dough, by hand, on your counter dusted with flour - however I  used my Kitchenaid Mixer for the entire process- Easy clean up

Try it -  Tell me about your process - Results

Ingredients (tweaked to a textured dough I preferred)

2 Cups flour (I used brown flour)

1 1/2 tablespoons yeast

4 tablespoons sugar

1 tablespoon oil

2 1/2 cups of  hot water (not boiling)

Rule of thumb:

Mix dry ingredients first then add liquids

*As i type, I am beginning to smell the amazing aroma of the fresh hot bread in the oven  mmmmmmm* πŸ˜‹πŸ˜‹

Okay back to the directions.

I added the extra 1/2 cup of water as my dough was a bit dry - could be because I used grained brown flour ; your dough should be a bit sticky.

Do not over knead your dough.

Once you have kneaded the dough,  roll it out into your desired shapes : rolls, loaves, letter shaped.
Whatever puts a smile on your face.

Either grease pan with butter or oil OR line with Parchment paper.

Cover the rolled dough with a clean towel for approx 20-25 min- allowing it to rise

Oven Instructions:

  • Preheat oven at 350⁰

  • Bake for 30 mins. Bake for a longer period, if you prefer a crispier loaf.
  • Cool on a wire rack.

Take in the mouth watering aroma.

Slice and slather with butter!


  1. mouth is watering indeed! Would less sugar affect the outcome?

  2. If you are not a huge fan of the extra sweetness in your loaf, that's not a problem at all. Reducing the sugar portion- will not affect the overall outcome of how the bread bakes.


Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

Literally Everything Bagels

Sweet Potato Pie

Ultimate Butter Tarts