Basic homemade bread

  • Preparation
    155 minutes
  • Cooking
    35 minutes
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Here is my homemade bread recipe.

As a chef, I use very little of theès rarely tools to measure the quantitiesés. I use a scale instead, which cuts down on dishwashing time a bit.


Basic homemade bread


Step 1

Heat the milk in the microwave for about 1 minute. The temperature should be between 95℉ and 105℉ to activate the yeast. Add the yeast to the milk and stir to dissolve. Let stand for 10 minutes. There should be a little foam on top and bubbles. If there are none, the yeast is no longer good.

Step 2

Meanwhile, in a large bowl, add the flour, honey and salt. When the yeast is activated, add the milk mixture and melted butter to the flour bowl.

Step 3

Mix with your hands to incorporate all the flour. This will form a sticky ball. Cover with plastic wrap and let stand for 20 minutes.

Step 4

After resting, put the dough on the counter and knead for 10 minutes. After kneading, the dough should be smooth and not sticky. Grease a bowl and place the dough in it. Cover with plastic wrap and let rise for 60 minutes. It will double.

Step 5

Grease two loaf pans. Punch the dough and separate into two equal pieces. Crush the dough into a rectangle and roll out to fill the molds.

Step 6

Place the molds in the oven with the light open. Cover the molds with a damp cloth. Set the oven timer for 60 minutes. After that time, remove from oven and preheat to 375℉.

Step 7

Bake for 30 to 35 minutes. When removed from the oven, remove the loaves from the pans and let them cool on a rack. Do not cut until they have rested for 1 hour.