Homemade bread is never quick, but this recipe comes close! With this recipe, it only takes about 2 hours to have a freshly baked loaf of bread on the table to accompany dinner.
- 2½ to 2¾ cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp. salt
- 1 Tbsp. sugar
- 2¼ tsp. active dry yeast
- 1 cup warm water (120⁰)
In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine 2 cups flour, salt, sugar, and yeast. Add water and beat for 3 minutes. Add enough additional flour to make a soft dough.
Place dough in a greased bowl, cover and let rise until doubled, 45 minutes.
Punch dough down and roll into a rectangular shape. Roll up jelly roll style. Place seam side down on baking sheet, cover and let rise for an additional 30 minutes.
Make 3-4 diagonal slashes on top of loaf. Bake at 400⁰F for 15-20 minutes.