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Thursday, May 28, 2020

60 Minute Homemade White Bread

Love baking bread but short on time?


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 There is something special about fresh-baked homemade bread. From the kneading of the bread dough to the smell of the bread rising. Then the magic of seeing the bread dough double in size. Maybe its the aroma of the loaf of bread baking in the oven or the anticipation for a slice of warm bread fresh from the oven. The best part of DIY baking bread at home is eating the chewy slice of tender bread that is slathered with butter. Making homemade bread is something that most people have come to enjoy over the past couple of months as they have been sheltering in place at home while the world was trying to flatten the curve of a respiratory lung virus.


Homemade bread is comfort food 



 For most people, a loaf of homemade bread is comfort food. The C virus made us feel unsafe and comfort food was a good thing. Maybe it was the act of providing for your family or that the stores were out of bread. Whatever the reason that you discovered the joy of baking bread, it is probably an activity that most will have to give up as they head back to work as baking homemade bread is time-consuming. From start to finish, baking bread can take 3 hours or more. Even if you have a bread machine, baking bread still takes time. The bread machine can help eliminate the process of kneading the dough and you can bake the bread in the bread machine. My favorite way to use my bread machine is to make homemade pizza dough or pretzel bread.

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 Sure you could buy freshly baked bread at the store but it is not the same as a hot loaf of homemade bread baking in the oven. Bread from the store does not have that bread aroma that smells so good. So if you still want homemade bread, this 60 Minute Homemade White Bread recipe is perfect for busy days or for a weekend when you have an hour of time to bake. Baking bread is a perfect way to unwind from a busy day at work. If you have kids baking bread is a great family quality time activity. Did you know that baking is also a great way to teach kids math and science? So you can call baking bread with kids a homeschool lesson. For a super easy homeschool baking activity, check out my recipe for homemade croutons in a bag.


Ingredients for better bread baking


 If you want to bake the best bread, then these bread baking tips will help you bake delicious bread. The most important ingredient for baking bread is the flour. Using all-purpose flour is ok for baking bread but if you want a chewier texture and better rise, then I recommend bread flour. Bread flour has more protein and more protein produces more gluten. Gluten is the ingredient that gives the bread dough its stretch and elasticity which gives your baked bread recipe its chewy texture. White flour is always preferred over wheat flour as baking bread with wheat flour can lead to bread that does not rise that well. If you need tips to help your bread rise check out these six ingredients to help your bread rise higher. These ingredients are useful when baking with whole wheat flour.

 The next ingredient that is important for baking a perfect loaf of bread is yeast. There are many types of yeast for bread baking. The types of yeast that I prefer for baking are active dry yeast and instant yeast. Both of these types of yeast can be purchased in single packs and in multi-use packages. The major difference between instant yeast and active dry yeast is that instant yeast does not need to be proofed in water. So when making 60-minute homemade bread, you will get the best results with instant yeast. If you do not have any yeast in the house and still want to bake bread, check out how to bake bread without yeast. My favorite bread to bake without yeast is a Quick Caramelized Onion Bread that is so delicious.

How to tell if my yeast is fresh

 Since yeast is such an important ingredient, you want to make sure it's fresh and active. To test if your yeast is active, dissolve 1/2 teaspoon sugar in 1/2 cup warm water-110F. Then add 2 teaspoons of yeast. Let this sit for ten minutes. After 10 minutes, the yeast has should start to bubble and expand. After another 10 minutes, it should be frothy. If your water has no bubbles it is time to replace your yeast. To keep yeast fresh, store it in the fridge. For long term storage, yeast can be stored in the freezer for up to a year.

The best pan for baking bread


 There are several ways that you can bake your bread dough. If you prefer your bread to be in a loaf shape, then I recommend using a bread pan. To get the best texture and rise, I like using Aluminized Steel Loaf Pans. These bread pans are also better quality so they will last a long time. If you want to make your loaf of bread in different shapes like artisan bread that is round or oval, then simply shape the bread dough and bake it on a baking sheet or a pizza stone. I have several pizza stones so I can bake two homemade pizzas at the same time. I like baking bread on pizza stones as it gives the bread a nice appearance and a crisper crust.


60-minute bread baking tips

 This quicker method of baking bread is different than baking regular bread. The bread dough will be sticky and you might feel tempted to add more flour but don't as that will affect the texture of the bread. If you have a stand mixer, then use that to mix up the bread dough. If you don't have a stand mixer than a large bowl and spoon will be just fine to use.

This quick homemade white bread recipe also has a different way to knead the dough. Instead of kneading the bread dough on a floured surface, your surface will be sprayed with cooking spray. Then the dough will only need a couple turns to be kneaded.

 To make you baked bread look fancy, you can take a sharp knife and spray it with cooking spray. Then make 1/4 inch slashes on the top of the bread before baking.

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60 Minute Homemade White Bread

60 Minute Homemade White Bread

Yield: 1 loaf
Author:
Chewy homemade bread that takes only one hour to make from start to finish

Ingredients:

  • 2 3/4 cups bread flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 package (2 1/2 teaspoons) instant dry yeast
  • 1 cups very warm water (about 110°)
  • 5 tablespoons olive oil

Instructions:

  1. In a large bowl or stand mixer, mix all dry ingredients. Then add oil and water. Mix for one minute. The dough should be very sticky. If it is too dry add more water
  2. Mix the dough for an additional 5 minutes, do not add more flour.
  3. Spray a clean surface like a cutting board, baking sheet, or silicone mat with cooking spray. Place the dough on the surface and knead until smooth. This only takes a couple turns of the dough.
  4. If baking bread in a bread pan, lightly grease the bread pan and shape the dough into the pan.
  5. If baking on a cookie sheet, lightly grease the baking pan. Then form the bread dough into the desired shape and place it on baking sheet. You can also use a pizza stone.
  6. Cover the bread with a clean towel or plastic wrap and let it rise for 25 minutes in a warm place.
  7. Preheat oven to 350 F.  When the dough is done rising bake take off the towel or plastic wrap and bake for 25 minutes or until golden brown. 

Notes:

This recipe can be doubled to make two loaves of bread, just divide the dough in half. If baking the bread on a baking sheet, you can make the bread look fancy by using a sharp knife to make 3 slashes down the middle right before baking. Make each cut about 1/4 deep
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19 comments:

  1. Saving this! We've been wanting to make bread for so long but we just can't be bothered with the time it takes. My partner will appreciate this quick recipe.

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  2. This looks so incredible. I love fresh bread in the house. I need to try this one day with my kids!

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  3. Wow I never realized you could make bread in 60 short minutes. I am definitely going to try this this weekend.

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  4. I didn't realize it could be done in such a short amount of time! Thanks for sharing this recipe, it really looks doable.

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  5. to be honest, i never tried making white bread at home, i love baking banana bread though.

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  6. I've been wanting to make homemade bread for a while now. I can't wait to try this recipe!

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  7. This looks so easy, thank you for the recipe!

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  8. I love homemade bread! It's tasty and it stays fresh for a longer time. I'll give this recipe a try! :)

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  9. I have been looking for a recipe like this and I am glad to find it here. Will bake some this weekend.

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  10. Great hobby here. I'm not into baking now but soon I know I will, bookmarked now cause I might try this one.

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  12. i haven't ever tried to make bread at home..but the recipe looks much easy to make..surely gonna give a chance to this recipe..Thanks for sharing..(World in Eyes)

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  13. Thanks for sharing the recipe and instructions! Great looking bread!

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  14. My boyfriend loves cooking. I will share this recipe to him and maybe we could do it together.

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  15. This recipe looks very easy! I did try to make bread once during this pandemic and it turned out a total disaster.

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  16. This is great for saving money and time to buy bread at the store. It is important to just make homemade goodies. I have made a loaf of bread during the pandemic. It was great!!!🤗

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  17. I would definitely like to do this with my daughter. I know I really love to make homemade bread. And she enjoys doing it too.

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  18. Thankyou so much for this recepie. I tried it with my child we had lots of fun making it and it was so simple but so yummy.

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  19. Great post my dear Tara. There is something special about making bread. My life is before and afyer that. Ans as you said: just the smell makes the effort 100$ worth it!

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