If you know me, you know I HATE to bake. And I'm terrible at it. But don't run! I may not be the best baker, but I'm about to teach you how to bake bread…and will hopefully blow your mind with how EASY this recipe is! All you need is a few ingredients and about 15 minutes to toss it together, and you're set.
When we started the Shelf Cooking challenge back in September, I started to look for ways that I could utilize my pantry items more. We go through bread like crazy in the Page household, and I wondered if I could start making my bread at home. And guess what?! I have found the best, easiest, and most delicious bread recipe ever! I make it with simple white flour to cut and use for toast and sandwich bread, but you could make it wheat if you'd prefer. I found this recipe from The Food Nanny . Liz is a friend of mine and is the sweetest lady around! And boy, she knows her bread! Hopefully you love it as much as me.
Check out how I made the bread online or click and watch below:
— BREAD RECIPE (I adapted it slightly) —
(Printable recipe HERE)
- 2½ cups milk
- ¼ cup butter
- ⅓ cup honey
- 2½ teaspoons active dry yeast
- 1 egg, beaten
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 5-7 cups all-purpose flour
- Heat together the milk, butter and honey in
the microwave for about 45 sec.; stir and
heat for another 45 sec. Cool liquids down to
lukewarm if too hot.
- Pour the milk mixture into a large bowl or in
a heavy duty mixer. Add the yeast, egg, salt
and enough flour to stir together to make a
moderately stiff dough. Knead for about 6 min.
by hand or in a bread mixer.
- Generously grease two bread pans. If you use the rectangle pans I use, you need to grease with Crisco!
- Form dough into 2 loaves and place in pans. Cover
with a dishtowel. Let dough rise until double.
Bake at 350° for 30 to 35 min. on the middle
rack, until browned on top. Enjoy!
Here are the products mentioned:
- Liz's cook book you can also get it on Amazon
- Rectangle loaf pans
- Cooling rack
- Clear bread bags
- Dough hook for Kitchen Aid: (You need to find the one that fits your model!!!)
Check out these great ideas to use your delicious homemade bread:
(forgive this post, it is super old)