Basic Bread

Basic Bread 

This recipe will take time and patience!

Makes two loaves.
Total Rising Time: 2 1/2 Hours


2 1/2 tsp. of active dry yeast
2 Cups warm water
1/4 Cup of sugar
1 1/2 tsp. Fine sea salt
2 1/2 Tbs. Olive Oil
6 Cups of Flour

Grab yourself an apron, things can get messy.


  1. In a large bowl pour in the warm water, then sprinkle the yeast out over the water. Let it sit until it gets foamy and bubbles a little. This can take awhile but helps the rising process.
  2. Next add sugar, salt, and oil. Mix it a little so there is no
  3. Add 2 cups of your flour and mix well. It will be a little clumpy.
  4. Start adding the remaining flour (4 cups) one cup at a time. It won’t be mixed in perfectly at this point.
  5. Spread some flour out on your countertop and start kneading the dough. This can take some elbow grease. It’s a great workout. You want the bread to be smooth when you’re done. If it is still sticky just keep sprinkling more flour on the dough until in becomes smooth.
  6. Rinse the large bowl out with hot water. This will make your bowl warm for the rising processes.
  7. Grease the bowl and place the dough in it, then grease the top of your dough. Put plastic wrap or a clean towel over the dough and place in a warm area.
    Let rise until doubled in size, about 1 1/2 hours. It’s important that you let it rise fully. It will not bake properly if you don’t. This is where the most patience is needed.
  8. When the dough has risen, gently punch it down and divide dough in half.
  9. Spread each half of your dough out in a rectangle by using your finger tips.
  10. Roll it like a cinnamon roll. Place the seam side down into a greased loaf pan.
    Cover the loaf pans and let them rise until they start to go higher than the pan. (more patience)
  11. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Bake 30-40 min (I always recommend going with the lowest amount of time and then check it. If it needs more time just set the timer for a few more minutes.), or until they start to turn golden brown and sounds hollow when you knock on the top.
  12. Brush with melted butter and move to a cooling rack.




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