EASIEST HOMEMADE BREAD EVER

June 19, 2013

So much about this bread is kind of crazy. And in the best way of crazy possible. There is no kneading. It is baked IN A GLASS BOWL.

Earlier this week there was a sneak peek of the loaf pictured with super fast kale & sausage soup. For carb-lovers like me, if there is bread in eye-sight, everything else kind of fades to black. (Don’t ditch the soup, though. It is excellent with the bread.)

EASIEST HOMEMADE BREAD EVEREASIEST HOMEMADE BREAD EVER
Makes 1 loaf

2 cups flour
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1 teaspoons salt
1 cup warm water
2 teaspoons sugar
1 teaspoon active dry yeast
1 tablespoons butter

Stir together flours and salt in a mixing bowl (not the glass bowl you will bake in). In a small bowl, (also not the one for baking), water, sugar, and yeast. Allow to sit for 15 minutes. Stir yeast mixture and pour into flour. Mix until a dough forms. Cover bowl with a towel and let rise for 2 hours. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Butter the sides of an approximately 1.5 liter glass bowl (this one is used for baking!). Transfer dough into bowl. Bake for 10 minutes. Reduce heat to 375 degrees and bake for 20 minutes.

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EASIEST HOMEMADE BREAD EVER
 
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Ingredients
  • 2 cups flour
  • ½ cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoons salt
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon active dry yeast
  • 1 tablespoons butter
Instructions
  1. Stir together flours and salt in a mixing bowl (not the glass bowl you will bake in).
  2. In a small bowl, (also not the one for baking), water, sugar, and yeast. Allow to sit for 15 minutes.
  3. Stir yeast mixture and pour into flour. Mix until a dough forms. Cover bowl with a towel and let rise for 2 hours.
  4. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Butter the sides of an approximately 1.5 liter glass bowl (this one is used for baking!).
  5. Transfer dough into bowl. Bake for 10 minutes. Reduce heat to 375 degrees and bake for 20 minutes.

Adapted from Alexandra’s Kitchen

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Comments

  • Ferryal

    Love to cook, however, never attempted to make bread! Made this bread yesterday & all I can say is WOW! Absolutely fantastic, so easy and in no time!

    Have a question though, can I make a variation of this bread, meaning can I put Garlic, Rosemary in the mix & if yes, when would I add them?

    Thank you so much for sharing your recipes & to make us (me) look like a fantastic chef!

    Ferryal

  • Niki Shirkman

    Made this earlier in the week, so simple and delicious! It was a hit with Jordan and our moms. Question, is it possible to mix together the ingredients in the Pyrex bowl? Just curious why you put the dough in that bowl later, rather than saving the dish?

    • Rachel Schultz

      Great to hear! I like the fresh bowl because it won’t have the dough scrapings on the side and would make for a prettier final loaf. And it’s easier to butter it well and having a thick layer of butter is what makes the crust so good.

  • Rose

    Hi Rachel, I have a problem with wheat. Have you tried this bread using 2 1/2 cups of white flour? I also have NEVER made bread in my life and am wondering – does the sugar feed the yeast guys? I always thought it was very hard to work with yeast. Where do I find yeast in the grocery store?
    Thanks for your time and your wonderful blog!

    • Rachel Schultz

      Yes, you could sub wheat. It will be a very different texture, but still yummy!

    • The white flour is also wheat, Rose.

  • K. O.

    What size Pyrex bowl did you use ?

    • Rachel Schultz

      1.5 L

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