1 hour bread


  • 473 ml warm water
  • 3 tbsp sugar (white sugar, brown sugar, molasses, maple syrup it doesn’t really matter)
  • 1 1/2 tbsp dried yeast
  • 1 1/2 tbsp oil (I use vegetable oil but olive oil would work as well)
  • 750g general purpose flour


  1. Mix water and sugar then add yeast in a mixing cup and set aside until the yeast gets going.
  2. When the yeast is foamy add it to the flour and oil in a bowl and mix.  Once everything is mostly mixed in (no pools of liquid anywhere) dump the bowl onto a work surface that has been sprayed with a cooking spray (I use straight veg oil in a mister) and kneed until smooth.
  3. Divide the dough into two equalish parts, you can either do this by eye or use a scale.
  4. Form two oblong balls by pulling the top of the dough ball around the bottom of the ball to create a smooth top.  No need to be super picky about how it looks, you will get the hang of it after a few loafs.
  5. Put the dough into a bread pan that has been sprayed with cooking oil.
  6. If you want a fancier looking bread loaf you can put a few slashes on the top of the loaf with a sharp oiled knife.
  7. Cover with a towel or plastic wrap for 25 minutes.  If your house is cool (below 20C or so) and your oven has a bread proof setting, use it.  I have put bread loafs on top of the fridge in the past to rise just remember that they are there LOL.
  8. Preheat the oven to 350F and bake your bread for 25-30 minutes or until a nice golden brown.