Here is a super easy bread recipe that can be made even faster than a in a bread machine.
- 5 cups of bread flour (all purpose flour will work fine as well)
- 2 tablespoons dry yeast
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 1 tablespoon kosher salt
- 2 cups warm water (120 degrees)
Mix 4 cups of bread flour with yeast, sugar and salt. Add warm water and beat or 3 minutes using the dough hook of your mixer. (or by hand about 120 strokes). Add additional 1 cup flour (or more if needed) until the dough is no longer sticky. The dough will pull away from the sides of the mixture when you have enough flour. Knead dough in mixer or by hand for 8 minutes. Place dough ball in greased bowl and cover with a damp paper towel. Let in rise in a warm place for 15 minutes. Punch the dough down and form into two loaves. Place in loaf pans. Place a metal cake pan with water on bottom rack of oven and place loaf pans with dough in the middle of oven–before turning on the oven. Set the oven at 400 degrees and bake 45 minutes or until golden brown and bread is done in the middle.
Easy, peasy! No proofing the yeast, very few ingredients and can be made in just minutes for less than $0,50/loaf. Less if you buy your flour and yeast in bulk.
I hope you will try this quick and easy recipe. I find it super satisfying to make bread at home.