Quick Easy Homemade Bread

Marie Baker


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2 Hr 30 Min



1 1/4 c
water, warm
3 Tbsp
1/2 c
potato flakes
4 Tbsp
3 c
1 pkg
active dry yeast
1 tsp
1 tsp
sugar (for yeast)


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1Start by activating the yeast with the warm water and 1 tsp of sugar, quick stir and set aside.

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2Put flour, sugar, salt and potato flakes in a mixing bowl. Give it a quick stir to mix ingredients together.

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3This is what my yeast looked like after about 15-18 minutes, I had to leave it for a several minutes, to my surprise it had grown!

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4Add the activated yeast mixture and oil to the flour and stir by hand using a spoon, I used a plastic one shaped just like a wooden spoon.

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5Once it comes together put out on a lightly floured surface and knead for about 2 minutes till dough is nice and smooth.

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6Place dough in a very lightly oiled bowl and let rise about 1 - 2 hours, doubles or more in size.

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7Once its nice and puffy give it a punch down and cut it into pieces and stretch three pieces to long fat strips and braid them. The rest of dough just stretch to a nice long loaf, like mine. I also sprinkled Lawry's seasoning salt & garlic powder on the braided bread and the other is plain.

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8Let sit for another 20 minutes or so and brush with egg whites and bake for 24 minutes on 375 degrees

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9Take bread out of oven it should be golden brown, if not let it go back in and watch it closely! I put mine on a cooling rack to cool down.

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10Just a couple extra pictures

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11One more :)

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