Bread for Dummies: Super Easy Yeast Bread Recipe

breadSeriously, this is a bread recipe that you can’t goof!   As long as your yeast is good you can add something extra, take something away only use a partial amount of an ingredient, make substitutions, this bread tastes good no matter what!   There is nothing I love more than yummy fresh baked bread.


  • 2 cups of   water (warm, it should feel like the bath tub)
  • 2/3 cups of oil
  • 1/2 cup of sugar
  • 1 tablespoon of yeast

— let it sit for 5-10 minutes.

  • 1 egg
  • 6 cups of flour

— knead until elastic.

  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt

— knead a tiny bit more, then cover the dough ball with plastic wrap.   Let rise to double in size, then form into rolls, loaves, pizza dough, whatever.   Start the oven at 350-400, while it is preheating let the bread re-rise.   Bake till golden brown.


  • Add a knife-full of molasses to the warm water.   Your bread will have a fuller flavor.
  • Roll the bread out like a square   pizza and coat with butter and then sprinkle heavily with cinnamon and sugar, or garlic, or grated some cheddar cheese over the dough, or even layer with lunch meat and onion, roll the dough and slice for rolls.
  • Substitute a cup of potato flakes in the flour.   Yummy, potato bread.


  1. Thanks for teh bread recipe! I just made some with my 3 year old, it was very sticky so he had a lot of fun throwing more flour onto the “mound”. It is rising right now….cant wait to make some goodies!

  2. Cara Mias says:

    Neat. Thank you for this!

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