This is a fast and easy yeast bread recipe. The mixing and rising time, depending on the heat in your kitchen, is under 90 minutes. Not only is it an easy recipe, but adding a few extra ingredients (i.e. olives, nuts, seeds) can change the taste without changing the process time. The one thing I liked the most about this recipe, it was a free for all type recipe. Throw everything into the bowl and have at it. This recipe did not call for a “wait for the yeast to bloom”. That was a big plus for me. And, there is not a long wait for the several risings. I started this close to 8 am, and the bread was heading to the oven by ten. I would not classify it as a quick bread because of the yeast, but it is a rather rapid project to get through.
- 2 1/2 cups all-purpose white flour
- 1 tablespoon yeast (1 packet)
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- Grated onion
- Black olives
- Garlic powder
- 1 cup warm-hot water
- 1/4 or less cup olive oil
- Put 2 cups and the next 6 ingredients into large bowl and mix well.
- Pour in hot water and oil and mix until combined — it will be sticky.
- Add the remaining flour in increments until dough is no longer sticky.
- Using a wooden spoon mix for about 5 minutes until dough is elastic and smooth.
- Place dough back into bowl and cover. Allow dough to rise until double its size — about 1/2 hour.
- Punch it down (if you are doubling the recipe this is when you will divide the dough).
- Roll out the dough long enough to fill an oiled loaf pan and leave to rise until dough has reached the rim of the pan.
- Bake at 400F for 40 minutes.
- For a softer crust wrap loaf with a towel.
BTW – this is an easy recipe to double. Don’t worry, it will not be around long enough to dry out or grow mold.