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A Quick Yeast Bread

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Discover the joy of rapid bread baking with this Quick Yeast Bread

Quick Yeast Bread Basics

Making quick yeast bread simplifies the baking process remarkably. You’ll need all-purpose flour or bread flour for structure and instant yeast to speed up rising. A dash of kosher salt brings out the flavor, complemented by a hint of brown sugar for yeast activation. Warm water binds these ingredients swiftly. This no-knead bread recipe, requiring minimal time and effort, opens the door to homemade bread for everyone. No longer is artisan bread at home synonymous with lengthy kneading and expert skills.

Your Simple Guide to Baking Quick Yeast Bread

Begin by combining 450g of either all-purpose or bread flour with 10ml of instant yeast. Add 10ml of kosher salt for flavor and a hint of 5ml brown sugar to ensure yeast activation. The mixture requires 375ml of very warm water, not boiling, to form a dough. This dough should rest, covered in plastic, for roughly two hours to rise. Meanwhile, preheat your oven to 450F, placing a Dutch oven inside to heat. Dust your work surface with a generous amount of flour, then proceed to fold the dough over itself 5–6 times. This technique enhances the bread’s texture. Lay the folded dough onto a piece of baking parchment well-coated in flour, fold side down, ready for baking. With care, place the parchment and dough into the preheated Dutch oven. Cover and bake for 30 minutes, then uncover and continue baking for another 12–14 minutes. Your bread will emerge golden brown, embodying artisan bread made at home. The simplicity of this no-knead bread recipe, paired with essential baking tips on rising dough and oven temperature, ensures a delicious outcome. Warm water, diligent dough folding, and Dutch oven baking are pivotal for success.

Troubleshooting: Why Your Quick Yeast Bread Might Not Rise

Flat dough often puzzles many home bakers. One key factor may be the yeast’s freshness; ensuring it hasn’t expired is crucial. The role of warm water in activating yeast also cannot be overstated. Too hot or too cold, and your dough’s fate is sealed. Folding the dough properly integrates air, which is crucial for that desired rise. Attention to these steps will vastly improve outcomes. Should problems persist, try varying your instant yeast or all-purpose flour brands. Achieving artisan bread at home relies on mastering these elements, coupled with the precise oven temperature.

Mastering the Art of Quick Yeast Bread: Sharing and Variations

Mastered the no-knead bread recipe? Now is the time to share your triumph. This easy bread recipe, with its simple mix of ingredients like all-purpose flour, bread flour, and instant yeast, proves that making homemade bread need not be daunting. The magic happens in your very own kitchen, transforming you into an artisan of bread making.

But don’t stop there. The basic dough, risen beautifully thanks to the warm water and hint of brown sugar activating the yeast, is just the beginning. Experiment with adding herbs for a savory loaf or dried fruits for sweetness, embracing the spirit of artisan bread at home. Baking tips like adjusting the oven temperature or ensuring the right dough folding technique can help perfect these new creations.

Imagine the pairings for your bread. Winter soups become more comforting with a slice of this bread; summer salads are more complete. Upgrade sandwiches from mundane to gourmet with your homemade loaf. Embolden others to explore bread making, sharing your insights on yeast activation, Dutch oven baking, and more. Together, you can build a community where every loaf is a testament to creativity and sharing.

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A Quick Yeast Bread

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  • Author: EsmeSalon
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Proof Time: 2 hours
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Total Time: 3 hours
  • Yield: 1 bread 1x


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  1. Mix everything, cover with plastic, and let rise for about 2 hours.
  2. Preheat the oven to 450F/230C, with a Dutch oven pot inside.
  3. Liberally sprinkle more flour onto a work surface, spoon the (very wet) dough onto that, and dust with more flour.
  4. Fold over about 5–6 times.
  5. Dust a piece of baking parchment with more flour and drop the dough on the parchment paper, fold side down.
  6. Once the oven is to temperature, carefully place the parchment paper with dough into the Dutch oven pot, cover with the lid, and bake for 30 minutes.
  7. Remove the lid and bake for an additional 12–14 minutes until golden brown.


Created, Prepared, tried, and tested by Nellie from The Recipe Hunter: Tried  and Tested Recipes from Home Chefs 


  • Serving Size: 1 slice
  • Calories: 168
  • Sugar: 0.4 g
  • Sodium: 254.5 mg
  • Fat: 0.5 g
  • Saturated Fat: 0.1 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 35 g
  • Fiber: 1.4 g
  • Protein: 5 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg
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4 thoughts on “A Quick Yeast Bread”

  1. Brown sugar?? I’ve never heard of that in yeast bread, but I think a pinch like that that would be absolutely delicious. I’ll have to give this a try. Thanks for sharing this post with us at the Will Blog for Comments #41 linkup. We hope to see you again next time at #42, too. Happy weekend!


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