75 Minute Homemade Bread!




5 1/4 c. flour (whole wheat, all-purpose, bread flour, or combination!)
4 T. sugar
1 1/2 tsp. salt
1 1/2 T. oil
2 c. hot water

1 pkg. quick active yeast
1/2 tsp. sugar
1/4 c. warm water (not too hot or you'll ruin the yeast)


Pour the contents of the yeast into a small cereal bowl.  Add the 1/2 tsp. of sugar and the 1/4 c. of warm water.  Let it sit undisturbed for 10 minutes.

As the yeast is activating, mix together the flour, sugar, and salt in a large bowl that you have sprayed with non-stick cooking spray. Then stir in the oil.

If the yeast is about ready, stir the hot water in with the dry ingredients and then add in the yeast mixture. The dough will be sticky. 

Stir well and then pour out onto a floured surface and begin to knead. Knead the dough about 10-15 times.

Divide the dough into two loaves.  You can do two artisan style loaves or one "loaf" and one artisan style, or two regular loaves.  Divide up and place in a warm place for 25 minutes (I set my oven to 170 degrees when I started gathering my ingredients and turned it off right before I put the dough in to rise). Cover the loaves with a hand towel.

After 25 minutes the loaves should have risen nicely.  Remove the loaves and set them on top of the stovetop and preheat the oven to 350 degrees.  Let it preheat just 5 minutes and then put the loaves into cook.

Bake for 25 minutes. Wasn't that easy?  :)

Nichole Porath

Nichole is a blogger, elite level runner, and coach. She ran professionally for Brooks for two years after qualifying for the 2012 US Olympic Marathon Trials. During that time she founded TNC endurance, where she coaches and motivationally speaks to organizations large and small. This blog details her rise to national-level racing, and continues to follow her as she gets back into racing after starting a family. Read on, friends!

1 comment:

  1. I love to make homemade bread. Yours looks good! It makes me want to bake some, too.