Simple Homemade Bread

  • Difficulty: Ultra Basic
  • one hour and 30 minutes
  • 3 servings

All good chefs know how to bake a good bread! And if you consider yourself one, and you haven’t tried it by now, this recipe might be a good start. This recipe is as simple as it gets, and it should be tried before getting your hands on more difficult ones.

Ingredients Needed for Simple Homemade Bread

1 ½ cups of warm water
2 teaspoons of active- dry yeast
1 teaspoon salt
1 pound flour
1 tablespoon cornmeal

How to Cook Simple Homemade Bread

  1. Add the warm water in a large bowl. Sprinkle a pinch of salt and the active-dry yeast. Mix until the yeast dissolves into the water.
  2. Add the flour and mix it with a spatula until the water is incorporated in the flour and the dough starts to form.
  3. Cover the bowl with a towel and let it rise for 30 minutes.
  4. Preheat the oven to 360°F/180°C.
  5. Spread some flour on your working surface. Place the dough in the middle of it. Knead the dough for 4-5 minutes, until it’s smooth, firm, and elastic.
  6. Line a baking tray with parchment paper. Evenly spread the cornmeal over it. Make a few superficial scores over the surface of the bread.
  7. Slide the bread into the oven for the next 25 minutes.
  8. Take it out of the oven, slice it, and serve it!

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