Making Bread from Scratch

Hey everyone! So remember the Making Yogurt Drops post? Well, Kathleen and I decided to make some homemade bread (because we were out of store-bought) and wanted to make another recipe post.

Let’s get started.

Things you’ll need

  • 3 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 2 T (tablespoons) of sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp (teaspoons) of salt
  • 2 T of oil (we use extra light olive oil)
  • 1 cup of warm water
  • 2 1/2 tsp of instant dry yeast.
  • KitchenAid stand mixer
  • Plastic Wrap or tea towel
  • Baking spray or butter (for the pan)

Step 1: Mix together all your ingredients. Put the yeast in second to last, then add the water. If the water isn’t already warm, zap it in the microwave for about 30 seconds or until the water is between 115-130 degrees Fahrenheit.



Step 2: Mix it until it starts to form a dough shape. Make sure to use a dough hook on your mixer, otherwise it may not turn out. If you see ingredients piling up on the sides, stop the mixer and scrape the ingredients down with a spatula. You may need to do this a few times.



Step 3: Wait. I know, its the worst part of baking. Cover the bowl with the dough in it and let it rise for at least an hour.


Step 4: When the dough has puffed up and you’ve waited about an hour, take some flour and flour the counter top. Take your dough from the pan and punch it down.

Step 5: Spray or butter your baking loaf pan.

Step 6: Roll out the dough with a rolling pin into a roughly rectangular shape, then, roll it like a yule log and tuck it into your buttered baking dish. Again we wait. replace the plastic wrap or tea towel and let it rise for another hour. (Maybe while you’re waiting, you can click around our blog…)



(If you want to watch our dough rise in time-lapse, check out our Youtube Channel)

Step 7: Once the hour passes and the dough has risen, place it into a 375 degree preheated oven for thirty minutes. No peeking!


Step 8: Ta-da! Take your bread out of the oven and let it cool completely (if you want it to slice more easily). If you want the crust to be soft instead of crunchy, spread some butter over the top while it’s still warm.


This recipe makes awesome sandwich bread. The trick it to cut the pieces thin enough…

That’s all for now! Keep on the lookout for new posts!

~Elizabeth and Kathleen



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