Homemade Bread

Before I learned how to bake bread the entire process seemed so intimidating. I found a recipe for making dinner rolls and did a bit of tweaking to come up with this basic bread recipe designed just for beginners, like myself.  Just follow the directions and you'll get a nice loaf of bread.
  • 1 packet of dry yeast (active or rapid)
  • ¼ cup of warm water
  • 1 cup of milk
  • 3 tbsp of butter
  • 1 beaten egg
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • ¾ tsp salt
  • 3 cups of flour

  1. Dissolve yeast in warm water (make sure water is warm and not hot).
  2. Place milk and butter in a small bowl and microwave until milk is warm (not hot), this should take about a minute.
  3. To the yeast mixture add the egg, sugar, salt and one cup of flour.
  4. Mix in the warm milk and butter mixture. (Must be warm if it is hot you will kill the yeast).
  5. Add another cup of flour and mix.
  6. Add a third cup of flour and to form a wet, sticky dough.
  7. Place dough on a floured board/counter and knead. Add more flour in when the dough gets too sticky. (Don't work too much flour into the dough).
  8. Knead dough until it is smooth and elastic, but still soft and slightly sticky. Form into a smooth ball.
  9. Place dough in a lightly greased mixing bowl, cover with a towel and allow to rise in a warm spot, until double in size.
  10. After dough has doubled, shape and set in a loaf pan.
  11. Allow to rise and double in size again (about 30-45 minutes).
  12. Bake 350 degrees for about 45 minutes or until golden brown.
  13. Turn bread out on a cooling rack. Slice and enjoy!!


  1. I would Like a slice please! LOL It looks so yummy! One day when I purchase a bread maker, LOL I will try this great recipe! Thank you for sharing and Merry Christmas:)

  2. You are most welcome to a slice anytime, Rashida, lol!! BTW, you don't need a bread maker, your God-given tools are good enough :)

  3. Awesome, Then I will try my best to do this with a bread baking ban? and let you know how it turns out. I will use my kids as testers. LOL

  4. Yes, I would love to know how it turns out. You and your family stay safe over the holidays, God bless :)

  5. wow..that looks awesome...will definitely giv it a try sometimes :-)


  6. Thanks Sonali!! I know you will enjoy it :)

  7. Love your blog, hubby is Bahamian, and I try to make things from home for him sometimes. His mother is famous for her bread(I don't think I have the muscles she has:-) )
    Maybe ill try.

    But where is the cracked conch recipe? I need to know how to get it nice and soft.

    1. Hi there Manisha, thanks for stopping by ☺ I will be posting a recipe for cracked conch soon. However, in the mean time, if you want your conch nice and soft you could pound it with a meat mallet/tenderizer and boil it for a while before dipping it in the batter and frying it. Hope this helps.