Life in lock down has had its impact on us, mostly negative, but as resilient people we know that even the worst of situation often offers a little opportunity to make things slightly less trippy. One of those moments is when we are locked down in our apartments with a kitchen. Suddenly there's this place where in the past you spend most time cleaning it, than making something in it. Pre-COVID times a good number of us race past out kitchens going out to catch a ride to work, drop the kids of at school or have a coffee with a business partner among other things. All of a sudden this kitchen is less of a passage and now a workstation needed to power you through your days in lock down. What do one do with all this power. Well how about we make one of the oldest and trusted pastry in the history of mankind. HOME MADE BREAD!
fluffy bread, inside bread 
Hi Guys I am Adebukola Iddio, Head Baker at Jara Pastries, I will show you guys how to make a fluffy tasty bread using this homemade bread recipe that would have your family asking you to change your calling and start your bakery. (Please Don't my accountant wouldn't appreciate me creating my own competition). However this is a simple recipe and I feel obliged to share with you guys after all you guys have been wonderful customers (or soon will be :))
This is a healthier option to store bought breads and still very delicious, free of preservatives and chemicals. Made from the comfort of your home. It is easy to make, with simple baking techniques, free of eggs yet tastes amazing. Enjoy this recipe and there is a video linked at the end if you required a visual demonstration.Lets get baking!!!!!


Yield 1 Big Loaf
Prep Time (Most of this time allocated for dough to rise you can do other things at this time)
 2hr 37min
Bake Time 30 min
Additional Time 10 min
Total Time 3hr 17min
We would need the following kitchen utensils
  1. Stand Mixer (Can still Knead by hand)
  2. Spatula
  3. Clean Kitchen Towel
  4. Small Bowl
  5. Big Mixing Bowl
  6. Cling Film
  7. Kitchen Food Brush
  8. Oven
  9. Baking Pan
    • 2 1/2 cups Bread flour
    • 3 Tbsp Butter
    • 1/4 cups Milk
    • 1/2 cup Water
    • 3 Tbsp + 1 tsp Sugar
    • 1 tsp Salt
    • 2 1/4 tsp Yeast

    Instructions for making homemade bread

    Step 1 (Proofing yeast)
    1. In a small bowl pour in 1/2 cup + 2 tbsp of warm water into bowl
    2. Add 1 tsp of Sugar
    3. Add 2 1/4 tsp of yeast
    4. Stir, cover with cling film or  clean kitchen towel. Let it sit for about 5 -7 mins for it to bloom.
    Step 2 (Making the Dough)
    1. Pour the already proofed yeast into a large mixing bowl
    2. Pour in your milk, butter (soften or melted), sugar and salt.
    3. Stir this mixture to combine them
    4. Pour in your flour and stir to combine again
    5. Place this dough on a clean table and knead till its smooth and stretchy. Knead for about 15mins to 30mins. Use a stand mixer for a quicker result.
    6. Place kneaded dough in a greased bowl (You can use canola oil spray to grease this bowl), Cover with cling film or clean kitchen towel and place in a warm space for it to double in size. this should take about 1hr
    7. Once the dough has doubled in size, punch out the air and knead a little more, just for few mins. Now cut into your desired size
    8. Knead each dough one at a time to make a smooth ball and place them in a well greased baking pan.
    9. Cover the dough in the baking pan with Cling film or clean kitchen towel and place in a warm space for about 1hr or till it doubles in size
    10. While waiting preheat oven at 170 degree celsius
    11. Brush dough after it has doubled in size with some milk
    12. Bake dough at 170 degree celsius for 20 -30 min or till golden brown
      Round Bread Loaf, Golden brown
    Substitutes in this recipe:
    *If you don’t have bread flour replace it with all purpose flour.
    *if you don’t have milk replace it with water *
    This is by far the best bread recipe you will ever try. Not in any way your basic bread recipe.
    Share and enjoy this delicious and soft homemade bread recipe with your family.
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