Homemade bread recipes sometimes just take too long, some press on into the next day. Sometimes you need to get some bread done in just one hour? Yes! It can be done this is my original one hour bread recipe. Is this your first time making bread? This is one of the fastest and easiest recipes for yeast breads is for you.
There is something about beautiful loaves of bread made at home that seem to add a little something special to everyday dinner table. It is something you just can’t buy at a grocery store. Whether your making Thanksgiving dinner of just a simple bowl of soup. Homemade bread is my favorite thing to bake and get on the dinner tonight.
Lets get baking
You’ll want a stand mixer for this easy recipe. Although there is a magic to knead bread recipes done by hand, for today I say leave the wooden spoon and bread machine behind for this one because we are in a hurry to get this done and on the table in record time.
First you’re going to get 2.5 cups of warm water in the bowl of a stand mixer . You do not want room temperature or hot water. Next you will whisk in 1 tablespoon of dry active dry yeast or fast-acting yeast (this yeast rises a bit faster than regular yeast) its also sometimes called “rapid rise yeast”. Next add in a tablespoon of white sugar. Let that sit for 4-5 minutes. While that is foaming up, I like to set my oven to the lowest setting and put a separate large bowl in to get nice and warm for our breads first rise.
Now we are going to mix our dry ingredients in your mixer bowl. You will need 6.5 cups of flour. I use white flour, or bread flour. Although I love freshly milled and grains this is not the recipe to use them in, you do not want to use any whole wheat flour. We can save those delicious grains for next time. Next 2 teaspoons of salt . Give that a little whisk and place it in your foamy yeast and then 1/3 of softened butter. If you don’t have any butter on hand or would like to make this dairy free you can use vegetable oil. olive oil, canola oil.
Place you dough hook on your mixer and let that all mix up. If the consistency of the dough is a bit too sticky or a wet dough and it is sticking to the sides of the bowl add a little bit of all purpose flour, if it looks too dry you might have added too much flour and you can add a teaspoon of water at a time.
You want the dough to not stick to the bowl much at all it should all pull away and not stick too your hands too much. Now you can pull out that nice warm bowl. Grease that bowl up with some cooking spray and plop your dough in the bowl. You can cover your bowl with a large dish towel, plastic wrap or just throw a tea towel on top. Let that sit for about 20 minutes in a warm place for the dough to rise.
Once it has risen up and doubled in size you can take it out of your bowl and place on a floured surface. You can divide dough with a sharp knife into what you would like to make. Although I use a loaf pan for my bread dough, this is also a great recipe to make rolls on a cookie sheet. You can even make two long loafs on a baking sheet or sheet pan and make a homemade french bread recipe You can make smaller loaves. You could even put it on a baguette pan. Of all the yeast doughs out there this one really makes great bread no matter the shape. This is your own bread recipe and fresh bread should be what ever you like. Knead the loaf of bread, rolling and folding over and over.
I do not recommend a dutch oven for this because we want to get it done fast.
Another tip is to use parchment paper to save you cleaning up another pan.
Now we let the dough rise. Rise times can vary from 15-20 mins. If your house is a little colder add another 5-10 minutes to this step. Before you put our bread in the oven you can score the top of the dough with three slits or you can do a fun design. Finally bake at 375 for 30mins.
When your bread is done you can pull it out and rub butter all over the top of your golden brown bread to get a nice chewy crust. I really think this is the best part. You can also leave it plain for a more crispy crust. You can take the loaf out of the pan and place on a cooling rack, I like to wrap m loaves up in a large receiving blanket to cool down, this helps it be a softer bread without it becoming soggy. Once your bread is cooled, ENJOY!
What you will need for One Hour Bread Recipe:
all purpose flour
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Final thoughts before you go..
I was thinking last night that the idea of homemade bread can be intimidating to some and there can defiantly be a learning curve to bread. So I decided to share some easy bread recipes to enjoy you and let you know you can do it! There really is not a comparison to a homemade sliced bread covered in garlic and parmesan cheese for homemade garlic bread. Or thick slices to make great French toast some cast iron skillets on Sunday mornings. It is simple recipes like this that can help you create your own original recipe. I hope you had a great time baking this bread with me remember to do what you do for His glory, even if its just a simple load of bread. Good luck!
If you liked this recipe be sure to check out my Kamut bread recipe here!
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One Hour Bread Recipe
- 2.5 Cups Warm water
- 1 Tbsp Dry Active yeast
- 1 Tbsp Sugar
- 1/3 Cup Butter softened
- 6.5 Cuos All-purpose flour
- 2 Tsp Salt
- Preheat oven to 375
- Whisk together warm, dry active yeast, and sugar
- Wait 5-10 mins for it to get foamy
- Mix butter, salt and flour
- Mix on low speed for 5 mins
- Let dough rest 20 mins in warm bowl
- Punch down, divide dough in two, knead into loaves
- Place in greased tins and let rise 15-20 mins
- Bake at 375 for 30 mins
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