Homemade bread ~ soft, buttery, and fills the whole house with a wonderful aroma.
It's one of my favorite things
but it takes hours to make.
Well, not any more!
I have found a fantastically fast one rise bread recipe thanks to Julie at Circle Cliff Views. She's an angel for sharing it with us.
This one rise bread has become my go to recipe. If you have never tried making your own bread but have always wanted to, this is the recipe for you! It only takes an hour and a half start to finish. You have that much time, right?
Grab some flour, girl, and let's bake!
One rise bread (makes 2 loaves)
In a large mixer place:
2 1/2 cups hot tap water
1 T salt
1/3 c. oil
1/3 c. sugar or honey
2 T yeast
Mix together a little and then add 6 c. flour.
This can be any combination of wheat and white flour. For white bread use all white flour and for wheat bread use half and half or more wheat if you want.
Mix flour until it "leaves" the sides of the bowl. Then continue mixing 10 minutes.
Pour dough onto an oiled countertop. Divide in two. Form into two loaves and place in bread pans sprayed with Pam.
Turn oven on to 350 degrees and set bread to rise on top of it for about 30-40 minutes or until it peeks over the top of the pans.
Pop in oven for 25 minutes.
Remove yummy bread from oven and from pans.
Beam with pride while you butter the tops.
Let cool completely before slicing.
You can also make these into cinnamon rolls! Or make one loaf of bread and one pan of cinnamon rolls which is what I do.
To make cinnamon rolls:
Roll out half of the dough on an oiled countertop to form large rectangle about 9x12.
In a bowl, mix 1/2 cup sugar & 1 T cinnamon with 2 T softened butter.
With a pastry cutter or fork, cut butter into sugar & cinnamon until it forms a crumbly mixture.
Spread out on top of rolled out dough.
Roll the short side toward you to form a log.
Cut cinnamon rolls about 2 inches thick and place in cake pans sprayed with Pam.
Rise for 30-40 minutes.
Bake for 12-18 minutes. My oven's perfect number is 14 minutes.
Glaze with powdered sugar mixed with milk.
So there you have it. The perfect bread recipe. Fast, easy, & soooo good!