easy bread recipe

Homemade bread? Just in time for fall, a simple recipe for the all-star carb.
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
45 mins
Ready in
3 hrs
Ingredients (Serves 8)
  • 1 package active dry yeast
  • 3/4 cup warm water
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable shortening
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour, approximately
  • In large bowl, add the warm water and very slowly stir in the dry yeast. Continue to stir until dissolved. Add salt, sugar, shortening, and milk to bowl. Stir.
  • Mix in the first 2 cups of flour. If needed, begin adding more flour, one tablespoon at a time, until the dough chases the spoon around the bowl.
  • Place dough onto floured board and knead, until the dough is soft and smooth, not sticky to the touch.
  • Put dough in buttered bowl, turn dough over so that the top of dough is greased. Cover and let rise in warm spot for 1 hour. Punch down dough. Turn out onto floured board and knead.
  • Preheat oven at 375 degrees F.
  • Form dough into loaf and set in buttered bread pan. Cover and let rise for about 30 minutes.
  • Score dough by cutting three slashes across the top with a sharp knife. Put in oven and bake for about 45 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Turn out bread and let cool on a rack or clean dishtowel.
Published on September 15, 2014 - 5:58pm EDT
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