Mom’s Favorite Homemade Bread Recipe A For Sure Winner Every Time You Make it!
My mom would make 6 loaves of fresh bread EVERY DAY! Can you just imagine? I don’t have too many memories of my mom as she died when I was super young but I do remember the aroma of our home always smells like fresh bread! I also remember the counter being full of those beautiful golden loaves ready to sink our mouths into.
Sure Thing Recipe
This recipe is a sure fit every time I make it. If I allow for the 5-minute kneed time and check the consistency of the bread while doing so, it turns out beautiful. I feel the key to homemade bread making is giving it time, don’t be in a rush, and little to no distractions is always a plus.
I hope you find it just as simple and enjoy the art of living life simply and full of being OLD FASHIONED!
- 2 cups warm water, 105-110 degrees
- 1 Tbsp. Active Dry yeast
- 1/4 cup Organic Sugar
- 2 tsp. salt
- 2 tbsp. olive oil
- 4-5 cups of flour
Prepare the Dough
- In a stand-up mixer or large bowl, add yeast and water and a pinch of sugar. Let stand for 4-5 minutes to see if yeast is bubbling. (this is called proofing the yeast to make sure it is active. If it doesn’t bubble then you need new yeast and start over)
- Add remaining sugar, oil, and start mixer on low with the paddle attachment. Slowly add 1 cup at a time of flour mixing well. After 4 cups have been added, switch to kneading attachment and add flour 1/4 cup at a time to get the consistency of elasticity and smoothness. You may not need the last cup and you may need more. When the dough cleans the bowl your dough is ready to be kneaded.
- On the knead attachment or if you don’t have a mixer, place your dough on a floured surface and knead for 5-8 minutes.
- Put a little oil in the bowl and allow the dough to be totally covered in the oil. Cover bowl with BPA-free plastic wrap, or a warm tea towel and let rise for 1 1/2 hour to at least double the size.
- Spray 2 9x 5 loaf glass pans you can also flour the pans too. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
- The second rise, punch down the dough and split in half placing them into your prepared loaf pans. Cover again using BPA-free plastic wrap, spraying the tops so you don’t have stickiness. Let rise for an hour in a warm place. When they are done rising, they should be about an inch above the pans.
- Gently remove plastic wrap and bake at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes.
- My mom used to tap the top and if it was hollow it was done.
- Allow the loaves to cool by inverting them on a cooling rack for 4-5 minutes.
I hope your bread turns out as wonderful! If not, try again!
Love deeper, talk sweeter,