Homemade bread

By anka
February 5, 2015
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Makes: 1

  • 2 cups warm water
  • 1 teaspoon white sugar
  • 1 dried Instant yeast (2 1/4 teaspoon ) or 2 oz cake yeast
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons sea salt
  • 3 cups flour plus some for dusting
  1. In a separate bowl, put the sugar in 1 cup of warm water and then stir in yeast and 1 tbs flour. Allow to proof, to make sure it's still active.
  2. In the bowl with flour, make a well in the centre and add yeast mixture, and rest of water.
  3. Using the tips of your fingers, mix the yeast and water with the flour, incorporating a little at a time, until everything is combined. Or just use a mixer.
  4. Knead and shape it into a ball, then coat lightly with oil.
  5. Put a cloth over the bowl and set it somewhere warm for an hour to rise.
  6. It should double in size.
  7. Punch the dough down and knead for a few minutes, make into a loaf.
  8. Then oil the dough and bread pan ( 13 x 9 ) and put the loaf inside the pan.
  9. Cover that loaf up with the towel and let rise again about 30 minutes.
  10. Cut along the middle.
  11. Bake 350 F 30-40 minute.
  12. Turn out bread and let cool on a rack.

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