Simple Bread Recipe

Simple Bread Recipe

Simple Bread Recipe for Mouthwatering Monday from H&P Artistry

Simple Bread Recipe for Mouthwatering Monday from H&P Artistry

The Mouthwatering Monday recipe for today is a Simple Bread Recipe. My niece stayed with me this weekend and wanted to cook with me. We always make some kind of sweet treat so I decided to switch it up this time. I asked her if she wanted to bake bread. The idea of kneading bread was super appealing to her. This is a small batch of rustic bread and when making it with kids remember the time it takes to rise. Kids are all about instant gratification and waiting is not their strong suit. We made paper fish and raced them around the house while the bread rested on the kitchen counter.

Recipe:

Simple Bread Recipe for Mouthwatering Monday from H&P Artistry

1 1/8 Cups Warm Water
3 – 4 Cups of Flour
1 Package Rapid Rise Yeast
1 1/2 Tablespoon Sugar
1 Teaspoon Salt
1 Tablespoon Vegetable Oil
1 – 2 Tablespoons Corn Meal Optional

Pre-heat the oven to 375*

Simple Bread Recipe for Mouthwatering Monday from H&P Artistry

Add sugar and yeast to the warm water and let bloom for 5 to 10 minutes.

Simple Bread Recipe for Mouthwatering Monday from H&P Artistry

Add salt and oil to mixing bowl while the water sugar and yeast bloom.

Simple Bread Recipe for Mouthwatering Monday from H&P Artistry

Add 1 cup of flour to start the dough.

Simple Bread Recipe for Mouthwatering Monday from H&P Artistry

Slowly add the bloomed yeast to the flour mix. Then add the additional flour a 1/2 cup at a time until the dough is a smooth dough consistency.

Simple Bread Recipe for Mouthwatering Monday from H&P Artistry

Once the bread dough is well mixed sprinkle flour on the counter and knead the bread for 5 to 8 minutes until smooth. Then form the bread into a ball.

Simple Bread Recipe for Mouthwatering Monday from H&P Artistry

Grease a bowl and the dough (I spray mine with cooking spray)  and put the dough ball in it to rise for 1 hour be sure to grease the dough ball and cover for 1 hour.

Simple Bread Recipe for Mouthwatering Monday from H&P Artistry

Once risen the dough should be twice the starting size. You can keep the dough in one piece after punching the dough down) for an artisan loaf or put the dough in a loaf pan.

Simple Bread Recipe for Mouthwatering Monday from H&P Artistry

Since I made the dough with the mini Kiddo I divided the dough in half.

Simple Bread Recipe for Mouthwatering Monday from H&P Artistry

Punch the dough down.

Simple Bread Recipe for Mouthwatering Monday from H&P Artistry

Sprinkle the pan with corn meal

Simple Bread Recipe for Mouthwatering Monday from H&P Artistry

Shape the dough in to a ball. The mini Kiddo shaped hers into a heart.

Simple Bread Recipe for Mouthwatering Monday from H&P Artistry

Cover with the towel and let rise a second time. It will take about 15 – 30 minutes.

Simple Bread Recipe for Mouthwatering Monday from H&P Artistry

Score the bread and bake at 375 for 25 – 35 minutes oven times and temps may vary.

Simple Bread Recipe for Mouthwatering Monday from H&P Artistry

The bread will be golden brown and sound hollow when you tap the crust.

Serve warm or add to a gift basket with butters, cheeses, jams or/and honey for a house-warming or hostess gift.

 

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Simple Bread Recipe for Mouthwatering Monday from H&P Artistry
Simple Bread Recipe
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Servings Prep Time
2 small rounds 30 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
20 30 minutes 1 hour
Servings Prep Time
2 small rounds 30 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
20 30 minutes 1 hour
Simple Bread Recipe for Mouthwatering Monday from H&P Artistry
Simple Bread Recipe
Print Recipe
Servings Prep Time
2 small rounds 30 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
20 30 minutes 1 hour
Servings Prep Time
2 small rounds 30 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
20 30 minutes 1 hour
Ingredients
Servings: small rounds
Instructions
  1. Add sugar and yeast to the warm water and let bloom for 5 to 10 minutes. Add salt and oil to mixing bowl while the water sugar and yeast bloom. Add 1 cup of flour to start the dough.
  2. Slowly add the bloomed yeast to the flour mix. Then add the additional flour a 1/2 cup at a time until the dough is a smooth dough consistency. Once the bread dough is well mixed sprinkle flour on the counter and kneed the bread for 5 to 8 minutes until smooth. Then form the bread into a ball.
  3. Grease a bowl and the dough (I spray mine with cooking spray) and put the dough ball in it to rise. Grease the dough ball and cover for 1 hour.
  4. Once risen the dough should be twice the starting size. You can keep the dough in one piece after punching the dough down) for a large artisan loaf or put the dough in a loaf pan. For two small Artisan loafs Sprinkle the pan with corn meal. Shape the dough in to two balls and place on baking pan. Cover with the towel and let rise a second time. It will take about 15 - 30 minutes.
  5. Score the bread and bake at 375 for 15 - 30 minutes oven times and temps may vary. The bread will be golden brown and sound hollow when you tap the crust.
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