Friday Farm Girls ~ Super Simple Bread Recipe

>> Friday, February 18, 2011

This is the recipe that started my bread making career way back when I was 12 years old. *grin* If you haven't made bread before it is a wonderful starting point. This bread is made with store bought flour which acts different than home ground wheat. If you want to make bread from freshly ground flour then go HERE.

~Super Simple Bread Recipe~

Soften in a small bowl for a few minutes till frothy.

-1 rounded Tablespoon or one package of active dry yeast

-1/4 cup of warm water ( can test temperature by using a candy thermometer and you want it to be between 105 to 115*F)

- 1 Tablespoon sugar

~Combined in a large bowl:

-2 cups scalded milk ( heat till steamy but do not boil)

-2 Tablespoons sugar

-2 Tablespoons salt

-2 Tablespoons shortening or... margarine or.... butter.

~Cool to lukewarm and add:

-yeast mix

-2 cups of flour

Beat with mixer for 5 minutes. Add enough flour to make a firm ball. Which is about 4 cups flour. Knead until smooth.

-cover with a cloth and let it rise 30 minutes.

-Punch down

-divide dough into 2 pieces.

-Rolls each into a rectangle.

-roll up to a firm smooth loaf.

-place in a buttered bread pan and place into oven at 200 *F for 1 hour ( check at 30 min.) until doubled in size.

-Bake at 375 for 30-35 minutes.


( To read other Farm Girls @Heart and/or join in on the fun go visit my friend Lori's blog by clicking on the graphic)


Illinois Lori February 18, 2011 at 11:19 AM  

Hi Mary Girl! I love that photo...very neat effect! Thanks for sharing your recipe :-)

No time to delete Linky's, we're taking off in 2 minutes! You'll just appear VERY productive in your recipes this week, LOL!
Love you,

Anonymous February 18, 2011 at 11:48 AM  

Mine is baking as I share this comment with you :-)

There is nothing else in the world like freshly baked bread...



Jenn4him February 18, 2011 at 11:56 AM  

Oh how I love fresh baked bread! I need to get a second bread pan. I somehow only have one right now.

Teresa S. February 18, 2011 at 12:24 PM  

Thanks for the recipe! Mine is rising right now :)

Anonymous February 18, 2011 at 1:37 PM  


I'll have to try making this sometime, although I am afraid of making a big mess, as I have nevet made a bread loaf before.

Also, thanks for the video on how to properly knead bread dough. I don't think I have been doing it correctly with my pizza doughs, but fortunately, they have all turned-out fine. :)

-Lady Rose

Sharity February 18, 2011 at 2:28 PM  

Can the two loaves be baked at the same time?

Thanks for sharing - I'm copying this down.


Canadagirl February 18, 2011 at 2:36 PM  


Yes you bake rise and bake the two loaves at the same time. [0=

Lady Rose,

If you made pizza dough then your CAN make this. *grin*

Shani February 18, 2011 at 8:37 PM  

I just love making bread, and don't buy bread anymore. I love kneading it and the time it takes to pour into it, but lately I "cheat" and put it in the bread machine on the dough cycle, lol. Hey - it's still homemade and delicious. Thanks for sharing this recipe - nicely done. *grin*

Shani xxx

Simply Be... February 18, 2011 at 10:52 PM  

Mary, I think you are the "Bread Queen" lol!
Your neighbours must revel in all the delicious aromas wafting from your kitchen :-)
Thank you so much for all your helpful advice. I need encouragement to bake more bread - I've slackened off now that there's only 2 of us at home.
Bless you dear lady..Trish

Janette@Janette's Sage February 24, 2011 at 4:50 PM  

We were outside playing today and we could smell home made bread...I have no idea where it was coming from but it made me want some. I will have to try this recipe...thanks! Your pictures also is great of the bread.

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