Homemade Bread for Beginners

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Ingredients

    • 3 cups all-purpose flour
    • 1 cup whole wheat flour
    • 1 1/2 tsp salt
    • 1 Tbsp sugar
    • 1 1/2 tsp dry yeast
    • 2 Tbsp oil
    • 375 ml (1.5 cups) warm water


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Directions for Homemade Bread:

  • In the  bowl of an electric mixer combine the flour and other dry ingredients (salt, sugar, and dry yeast).  It’s easier to make this bread if you have an electric mixer with a hook attachment since it requires a lot of mixing.

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  • Once the dry ingredients are mixed, slowly add warm water and oil and continue mixing until you have nice and soft dough.  This will take about 10-15 minutes.  Mixing it for that long is a very important step, so make sure you let it mix for at least 10 minutes.  The dough will stop sticking to the sides of the bowl as it mixes.  Take the dough out, remove the hook, shape it into a ball, and leave on the counter top for 10 minutes.  Just cover it with the mixing bowl.
  • In ten minutes, place the dough back into the mixing bowl, cover with plastic wrap and let it rise for 1.5-2 hours, or until doubles in size.

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  • After it’s done rising, place the dough on a greased baking sheet or dish.  The dough should be oval shaped with rounded edges. Let it stand for 45 more minutes.  It’s very important to let it rise for that long because you want to achieve good results.
  • Next step, take about 1 tsp of olive oil and coat the dough with it.  This will make the bread crunchy on the outside.
  • Take a sharp knife and make a few strips on the top.  Sprinkle with sesame seeds, if desired

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  • Bake at 390 F for 30-35 minutes.
  • Take it out of the oven, transfer onto a wooden cutting board, cover with a clean towel and let it cool down for 10 minutes.
  • Enjoy this Homemade Bread for Beginners!

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Homemade Bread for Beginners

Homemade Bread for Beginners

Course bread
Servings 10
Calories 209 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 ½ tsp salt
  • 1 Tbsp sugar
  • 1 ½ tsp dry yeast
  • 2 Tbsp oil
  • 1 ½ cups warm water

Instructions
 

  • In the mixing bowl of an electric mixer combine the flour and other dry ingredients (salt, sugar, and dry yeast).
    Homemade Bread for Beginners
  • Once the dry ingredients are mixed, slowly add warm water and oil and continue mixing until you have nice and soft dough. This will take about 10-15 minutes. Mixing it for that long is a very important step, so make sure you let it mix for at least 10 minutes. The dough will stop sticking to the sides of the bowl as it mixes.
  • Take the dough out, remove the hook, shape it into a ball, and leave on the counter top for 10 minutes. Just cover it with the mixing bowl.
  • In ten minutes, place the dough back into the mixing bowl, cover with plastic wrap and let it rise for 1.5-2 hours, or until doubles in size.
  • After it’s done rising, place the dough on a greased baking sheet or dish. The dough should be oval shaped with rounded edges. Let it stand for 45 more minutes (it’s very important to let it rise for that long because you want to achieve good results).
  • Next step, take about 1 tsp of olive oil and coat the dough with it. This will make the bread crunchy on the outside.
  • Take a sharp knife and make a few strips on the top. Sprinkle with sesame seeds, if desired.
    Homemade Bread for Beginners
  • Bake at 390 F for 30-35 minutes.
  • Take it out of the oven, transfer onto a wooden board, cover with a clean towel and let it cool down for 10 minutes.
  • Enjoy this Homemade Bread for Beginners!
    Homemade Bread for Beginners

Notes

It’s easier to make this bread if you have an electric mixer with a hook attachment since it requires a lot of mixing.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Homemade Bread for Beginners
Amount Per Serving
Calories 209 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 352mg15%
Potassium 89mg3%
Carbohydrates 39g13%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 6g12%
Calcium 11mg1%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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