Thank you Pinterest for allowing me to find this incredibly easy bread recipe. I love the smell of freshly baked bread in the house, there’s nothing quite like it. (ok, except maybe cookies baking…we’ll call it a tie). Regardless, I found this online yesterday and HAD to try it!
Now because I didn’t want two huge loaves of bread in the house, and my yeast is a little older then it should be (another great excuse for me to finally use up that jar in the fridge!) I had to modify the recipe a bit. But overall, I was really impressed.
- 2 3/4 c. all purpose flour
- 2 heaping tbsp of sugar
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 heaping tbsp quick rise active yeast
- 1 tbsp vegetable oil
- 1 c. hot tap water (a few tbsp extra just in case)
- Turn the oven on to 200F
- Mix the flour, sugar, salt and yeast for a few seconds to make sure everything is well dispersed
- Add the oil and hot water and use the dough hook on your beater (or like me, I couldn’t find mine, so I used one regular beater…) Mix for a few minutes. Feel free to get your hands in there to help move it along. Dough should be sticky, so if its too dry add a tbsp or more of the hot tap water and keep mixing (beater/hands)
- Take the dough out of the bowl and gently knead with your hands for a minute (a few quick folds)
- Separate into two mini loaves (mine were super cute)
- Form into loaves and place on a lightly greased cookie sheet
- Turn the oven off, place the loaves on their cookie sheet with a tea towel over them and leave the door slightly ajar. (I find this easier to help the dough rise, especially in our cold winter months)
- Leave for about 25 minutes
- Take out of the oven and leave to stand
- Pre-heat the oven again to 350F
- Cut slashed into the top of the loaves to help it breathe
- Brush loaves with melted butter for a wash finish and leaves a nice salty taste on the crust (my fav)
- Once heated, place the loaves back in oven without the tea towel for about 25 minutes or until a nice golden colour and when tapped they have that hollow sound. Mine ended up being two adorable little 8 inch loaves.
- Let cool, and then ENJOY!