Bake Bread like a Pro with this Goof-Proof Recipe

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Nothing says ‘home’ quite like the smell of freshly baked bread wafting through the hallways. It’s a homely symphony of aroma that instantly lifts spirits and draws smiles. This Goof-Proof Bread Recipe is here to make that symphony play in every home, effortlessly!

Every slice is a testament to the joy of baking, a celebration of the simplicity and warmth that homemade bread embodies. 🍞 The combination of ingredients is so beautifully simple and yet, the end product is delightfully complex, carrying a plethora of flavors that seem to dance on the palate. 💃

For the longest time, the idea of baking bread at home was relegated to the realm of professional chefs and seasoned bakers. But not anymore! 🚫 It’s time to bake the world a better place with this bread recipe that’s so easy, it’s practically goof-proof! 🤓

Goof-Proof Homemade Bread Recipe

This recipe is an open secret, a treasure chest of ingredients and techniques that are as straightforward as they come. It features the timeless classic ingredients – flour, yeast, sugar, and salt, to craft the perfect loaf. And yes, there’s a pinch of love in there as well. 💖

Tip: For an added touch of flavor, incorporate herbs like rosemary or thyme into the dough.

It’s not just about the ingredients, though. The magic lies in the process – mixing, kneading, resting, and baking. Each step is as important as the other, combining to create a masterpiece that’s crusty on the outside, soft on the inside, and utterly delicious all around. 🌟

Bread, the Ultimate Comfort Food

There’s something incredibly comforting about bread, something deeply satisfying. And it’s not just because it’s a staple food. Bread is a symbol of home, of warmth, of love and care. 🏡 It’s the ultimate comfort food, and with this recipe, that comfort is just a few steps away.

Tip: To ensure a uniform crust, mist the loaf with water before baking. 💦

This goof-proof bread recipe is not just about creating delicious bread. It’s also about spreading the joy of baking, the happiness that comes from creating something from scratch and sharing it with loved ones. So, let’s bake some memories, one loaf at a time! 🍞

Goof-Proof Homemade Bread

Course: BreakfastCuisine: American

1 loaf

Prep time


Resting time


Baking time

30 minutes

Total time

1 hour 45 minutes

An easy and straightforward homemade bread recipe that’s perfect for beginners.


  • 1 packet (2 1/4 teaspoons) active dry yeast

  • 1 teaspoon sugar

  • 1 1/4 cups warm water (around 110°F)

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt

  • Additional flour for dusting

  • Butter for greasing pan


  • In a small bowl, combine yeast, sugar, and warm water. Let it sit until the yeast is foamy.
  • In a large bowl, combine flour and salt. Make a well in the center and pour in the yeast mixture.
  • Stir using a spoon or your hands until a dough forms. If the dough is too sticky, add a little more flour.
  • Turn the dough onto a lightly floured surface and knead for about 10 minutes, until smooth and elastic.
  • Place the dough in a greased bowl, cover with a cloth, and let it rise in a warm place for about 1 hour, until it doubles in size.
  • Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C) and grease a loaf pan with butter.
  • Punch down the dough, shape it into a loaf, and place it in the prepared pan.
  • Bake for about 30 minutes, until golden brown and the loaf sounds hollow when tapped on the bottom.


  • If the dough is too dry, add a little more warm water.
  • The dough can be made ahead and stored in the refrigerator for up to 2 days before baking.
  • Freshly baked bread can be stored in a bread box or airtight container for up to 3 days.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Can I use instant yeast instead of active dry yeast?
A: Yes, instant yeast can be used in the same quantity as active dry yeast.

Q: Can I add seeds or nuts to the bread?
A: Absolutely! Feel free to add seeds, nuts, dried fruits, or any other mix-ins to the dough before the first rise.

Q: My bread didn’t rise. What went wrong?
A: There could be a few reasons. The yeast might be old or the water might have been too hot or too cold. Also, ensure the dough is placed in a warm, draft-free place to rise.

Q: Can I freeze the baked bread?
A: Yes, baked bread freezes well. Allow the loaf to cool completely, then wrap it in plastic wrap and freeze. To defrost, leave it at room temperature for a few hours.

Jamie Anderson
Jamie Anderson
Hey there! I'm Jamie Anderson. Born and raised in the heart of New York City, I've always had this crazy love for food and the stories behind it. I like to share everything from those "Aha!" cooking moments to deeper dives into what's really happening in the food world. Whether you're here for a trip down culinary memory lane, some kitchen hacks, or just curious about your favorite eateries, I hope you find something delightful!

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