Homemade BREAD Simple and Easy
Homemade BREAD Simple and Easy
Homemade BREAD Simple and Easy
Homemade BREAD Simple and Easy

Homemade BREAD Simple and Easy

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Homemade Bread – Simple and Easy
Makes 2 Loaves – Prep time rising and baking 4 hours total
With the cost of dough rising (no pun intended) faster than the cost of gas, it could be time to learn to make your own bread.
From E-Cooking by Jeff Hersberg and Zoe Francois
Adapted by Chef Charles Knight 

EQUIPMENT: large mixing bowl, 2 loaf pans

This is a no-knead method for a crusty loaf by simply mixing flour, salt, yeast, and water. Let it rise then bake it.


  • 1 packet yeast, 2¼ teaspoons, ¼ ounce 
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1½ cups purified or filtered warm water, 100 to 110ᵒF
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 3¼ cups all-purpose flour or bread flour
  • Olive oil (not the green stuff)

 In a measuring cup, mix yeast and honey with warm water, mix well, and let it set, about 3 to 5 minutes to allow the yeast to activate. Warm water must not exceed 110ᵒF or it will kill the yeast.

In a mixing bowl, combine the salt and flour, and mix well. Add honey and yeast water. Mix completely, using a wooden spoon. Dough should be loose. The optimum temperature for the fermentation process is 75ᵒF to 85ᵒF. Cover loosely with saran wrap and allow to rise for about 2 hours or longer.

Using a serrated knife cut the dough in half. Turn by hand to stretch slightly creating a round top and folded bottom. Place the dough in an oiled loaf pan and allow it to rest for about 45 minutes.

Preheat your oven to 450ᵒF. If you have a baking or pizza stone, place it in the oven on the middle rack to reach temperature. Also, place a baking / lasagna pan filled with water on the bottom rack to create a hot moist environment.

Place the loaf pans on the stone and bake 30 to 35 minutes.