Making bread at home is a satisfying and enjoyable activity that can also save you money. Here’s a basic recipe for homemade bread:
3 cups of all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon of salt
1 tablespoon of active dry yeast
1 tablespoon of sugar
1 and 1/4 cups of warm water
2 tablespoons of olive oil
- In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour and salt.
- In a separate bowl, mix together the yeast, sugar, and warm water. Let the mixture sit for about 5 minutes until the yeast becomes frothy.
- Add the yeast mixture to the flour mixture and stir until a dough forms.
- Turn the dough out onto a floured surface and knead it for about 10 minutes, until it becomes smooth and elastic.
- Place the dough in a greased bowl and cover it with a clean towel. Let it rise in a warm place for about 1 hour, or until it has doubled in size.
- Preheat your oven to 375°F.
- Punch down the dough and shape it into a loaf or rolls.
- Place the dough on a baking sheet and brush the top with olive oil.
- Bake for 30-35 minutes, or until the bread is golden brown and sounds hollow when tapped on the bottom.
- Let the bread cool for a few minutes before slicing and serving.
- Enjoy your homemade bread!