How To Make Homemade Bread

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Homemade Bread Recipe

How To Make Homemade Bread


In this video recipe, Chef Sydney will show you how to make bread from scratch using yeast, flour, and other ingredients you probably have in your pantry! This bread is fluffy, moist, and easy to make and works great for sandwiches. 


  • 1 1/4 cups of hot water
  • 2 1/4 tablespoons of yeast (1 package)
  • 3 tablespoons of sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of salt 
  • 1 egg 
  • 3 tablespoons of olive oil 
  • 4-5 cups of flour


  • Add the yeast to the hot water. The water should be hot to the touch, but not burning hot (I wait until hot water comes out of my faucet and that's the hot water I use). Add 1 tablespoon of sugar. Mix well until yeast dissolves. Let sit for about 5 minutes or until it starts to foam. 
Mix Yeast, Water And Sugar

Add Yeast To Hot Water

  • In a large bowl, add the rest of the sugar, the olive oil, the salt, and then the egg and mix well with a spatula. 
In A Large Bowl, Add Sugar, Oil Salt, And Egg And Mix.

In a large bowl, add sugar, oil salt, and egg and mix.

  • When the yeast foams, add it to the bowl as well and start mixing.
When The Yeast Has Foamed, Add It To The Bowl And Mix Together

When the yeast has foamed, add it to the bowl and mix together

  • Add one cup at a time of flour and mix until the flour absorbs liquid. When 4 cups have been added transfer to the board (make sure the board is dusted with flour too). If the dough is too sticky add more flour (a little at a time.)
Add In One Cup Of Flour At A Time Until The Dough Forms

Add in one cup of flour at a time until the dough forms

  • Knead the dough for 5 minutes. Transfer back to the bowl and cover loosely with plastic. Let it rest in a warm oven for 45 minutes (turn the light on in the oven and let the dough sit inside oven).
Knead The Dough For 5 Minutes, And Then Transfer To A Bowl To Proof In The Oven For 45 Minutes

Knead the dough for 5 minutes, and then transfer to a bowl to proof in the oven for 45 minutes

  • Once the dough doubled in size, take about a handful of dough and form a ball (dust with flour if sticky.) Flatten and cut 5 slits. Pinch each cutout to form the flower petals. Plac eon cookie sheet previously dusted with flour. If forming buns, form balls and fold four inwards a few times, then roll and place on cookie sheet. 
Shape Your Dough Into Flowers, Buns, Or Other Shapes And Place On A Baking Sheet Dusted With Flour

Knead the dough for 5 minutes, and then transfer to a bowl to proof in the oven for 45 minutes

  • Bake for 15 minutes or until brown at 375F
Bake In The Oven For 15 Minutes At 375F

Bake in the oven for 15 minutes at 375F

Homemade Bread In Star Shapes

Homemade Bread in Star Shapes


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Homemade Bread Nutritional Highlights

(The Stuff That Fuels Your Body!)

Olive Oil

  • Considered a "healthy fat," olive oil contains antioxidants, Vitamin E, and Vitamin K.
  • These are known to help promote a healthy heart and brain.


  • Eggs are a great source of protein, healthy fats, and Vitamin D, which boost immune health and build strong bones. 

All Purpose Flour

  • Although flour is usually consumed in small amounts, its a good source of minerals like copper, iron, phosphorus, and zinc. These are essential for different functions throughout the body.

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