Picture this: you have dinner all planned out and it is going to be delicious. As you are thinking it through your realize something… You wanted to serve dinner with a side of bread and you completely forgot to get some!! So, what do you do? You whip out my easy last minute one hour bread recipe, that’s what!!
This bread is seriously delicious, easy to make, and can be ready in one hour-start to finish! Which, if you are familiar with homemade bread, start to finish in one hour is pretty amazing!!
Why I Love This Bread
1.You don’t need any fancy equipment (although I did use my stand mixer just for convenience sake) or special baking skills! This recipe is so easy, just add a couple ingredients, mix it up, let it rise a bit, then bake!!
2.You can add your own flair to make it your own! In my recipe, I added melted butter mixed with garlic powder and Italian seasoning. This is your opportunity to be creative! You could add whatever spices you like, or even just leave it plain!
3.Like most baking endeavors, get your kids involved! Mine love standing with me at the counter, helping me dump in the ingredients, then assisting as I stir.
What I Would Do Differently
This bread was wonderful and delicious as is, but when I make it again, I think I will try to stretch the dough out a little bit more so it is longer and thinner. I think this would help it to cook even more evenly and would decrease the cooking time it took to give it the nice golden brown color!
Easy Last Minute One Hour Bread
- 1 1/2 cups warm water
- 1 tbsp honey
- 1 1/2 tsp salt
- 3 1/2 – 4 1/1 cups all purpose flour
- 1 tbsp active dry yeast
- Add water, yeast, and honey to a bowl and mix1 1/2 cups warm water, 1 tbsp active dry yeast, 1 tbsp honey
- let sit for about 5 minutes, until foamy/bubbly
- mix in salt and flour until dough is no longer sticky to the touch. Start with 3 1/2 cups and add more if needed. (If using a stand mixer, use the dough hook attachment)3 1/2 – 4 1/1 cups all purpose flour, 1 1/2 tsp salt
- Place dough onto baking sheet and form into a loaf. I put a little flour on my hands to help. I would suggest making the dough a little longer and slimmer than what I did in the pictures, that way it cooks faster and more evenly!
- cover dough with a towel and let it rest while the oven preheats to 400 degrees. It should rest for about 20 minutes.
- Cut a couple slits in the top
- Bake in oven at 400 degrees for about 20 minutes. I added about 5 minutes to my cook time. Keep checking and take it out when it has reached the desired golden brown color you like!
- The fun (optional) part- brush the top with melted butter and any combination of spices! ( I used garlic powder and Italian seasoning)
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