Want a bread recipe that won’t take all day to make? I found this recipe for easy baked bread on My Recipe Magic and it’s courtesy of We’re Far From Normal blog. I was looking for something to whip up in a jiffy and this recipe suited my needs. Thank you to Krista and her delicious recipe.
Easy Baked Bread
|Prep time||40 minutes|
|Cook time||20 minutes|
|Total time||1 hour|
|Website||We're Far From Normal|
- 1 1/2 cup warm water
- 1 1/2 tablespoon instant yeast
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 4 cups all purpose flour
- 1 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/8 cup olive oil
- 1 teaspoon italian seasoning
|Preheat your oven to 450 |
In the bowl of a stand mixer, add the yeast, honey and water. Cover with a towel and allow to sit for about 15 minutes, until nice and bubbly. If it's not bubbly, the yeast is not active.
|Add flour and salt and mix using a dough hook on speed 2 (or knead by hand) for about 5 minutes or until nice and smooth. |
On a floured cutting board or counter divide the dough in half and shape into 2 oblong loaves.
|Slice three to five lines across the top. I like the lines since it gives nice texture to the bread. |
Cover with a dishtowel and let rise for 20 minutes.
|Brush the tops of the loaves with olive oil and italian seasoning and place on a baking sheet. Bake for 15-20 minutes until golden brown. |
Hot and delicious, this bread was a nice compliment to our pork chops. It was a bit heavy for me, but hubby ate probably 3 pieces during this meal. I smothered mine with honey butter while it was still warm so it was a delicious drippy mess. Trust me, it was amazing.
So the next time you’re in the mood for baked bread, give this recipe a shot. I think it would also be good for the next mornings french toast breakfast. Or top it with tomatoes, balsamic and basil for some yummy bruschetta.