Easy Homemade Bread Recipe

bread makingThis recipe for homemade bread can be done completely by hand so very little equipment is needed and that also makes it a great recipe to try with kids.  They will love the kneading of the dough and making individual bread rolls, but you can also make a loaf using this recipe.

You will need:

(We doubled up this recipe as I have 4 kids who all wanted their own bowl to mix and so we made both rolls and a loaf)

500g/ 1lb of strong white bread flour

25g/ 1oz butter

1 tsp salt

1 sachet of fast action yeast (7g sachet)

300ml/ 10floz warm water

2 tsp sugar (this gives a thicker crust and changes the flavour, but is optional.  We didn’t include the sugar and it still tasted great)

The How:

  • Mix together the flour and salt (and sugar if you are using) in a large bowl

baking bread

  • Rub in the butter


Siblings rainy day activity

  • Stir in the water and mix it together to make a soft dough.  You will need to get hands in there at this point to ensure that it all comes together
  • Once you have a ball of dough you you need to knead it for about 10 – 15 minutes.  You can use your electric mixer with the dough hook for this if you prefer, but if you are baking with kids then I would let them go crazy here.
  • Shape into rolls or into a loaf.  For a loaf I use a tin and grease it before putting the dough in.

bread rolls

  • Once you have your rolls or loaf shaped then cover with a damp, clean tea towel and leave in a dark, warm place for 1.5hrs to prove.  It will double in size.
  • Uncover and bake in an oven preheated to 230 degrees C.  It will take approximately 30 – 35 minutes.
  • When you take it out and tap the bottom it should sound hollow – if not it isn’t ready

baking bread

  • EAT IT!!
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6 thoughts on “Easy Homemade Bread Recipe

  1. We certainly get lots of rainy days and it siunds a great udea to bake bread on one. Do you know if the recipe works with dairy free spread instead if butter?
    1. I haven’t tried it but I can’t see why not as you could do it with margarine which would be a similar texture. The butter content is fairly low so I suspect it would be fine
  2. I just want to dip this into some hot soup! You make it look so easy! #dreamteam Jacqui recently posted...5 Secrets To Becoming The BEST Spouse Ever.My Profile
    1. You might be able to next week when the temp drops back down
  3. Mmmm yum! That looks so tasty and easy to make too. We have a bread maker, but I have never made any by hand before with the little one. Easy is good, and I may just have to roll up my sleeves for this. Thanks for joining us for the #DreamTeam xx Annette, 3 Little Buttons recently posted...My Sunday Photo – furball faceMy Profile
    1. It is messy but definitely fun and they can’t ruin it by bashing really so it’s great for toddlers

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