Grandma's Perfect Homemade Bread

5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Let Rise Until it Doubles (Two Times): 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 45 minutes
Author Alyssa Rivers
Servings 16 Slices
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This homemade bread is always a family favorite and can be done so easily with this perfect recipe my grandma handed down to me. Making bread is easier than you think!

Course Bread, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword bread recipe, homemade bread, homemade bread recipe


  • 2 1/2 cup warm water
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 Tablespoon yeast
  • 5 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 Tablespoons oil I used olive oil


  1. In a stand mixer add the warm water, sugar, salt and yeast. Let the yeast proof until it bubbles for about 5 minutes. Using the dough hook start adding the flour one cup at a time until the dough combines and forms a soft dough.

  2. On a floured surface knead the dough until smooth and elastic and form a ball. Add the oil to the large bowl and add the dough to the bowl and cover. Let rise until it has doubled 1- 1 1/2 hours.

  3. Grease and flour 2 9x5 inch pans. Punch the dough to release the air. Lay the dough onto a flat surface and cut into two loaves. Roll each loaf up and place into the loaf pans. Let rise until it doubles another 1-1 1/2 hours.

  4. Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 30-35 minutes or until golden brown on the tops. Remove from the oven and let cool for 10 minutes before slicing.

Recipe Notes

My grandma's original recipe didn't use a stand mixer.  You can add the ingredients to a large bowl and combine until the dough has formed and is smooth.  Then proceed to knead it on a floured surface.  

Nutrition Facts
Grandma's Perfect Homemade Bread
Amount Per Serving
Calories 171 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Fat 2g3%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Sodium 185mg8%
Potassium 44mg1%
Carbohydrates 33g11%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 4g8%
Calcium 7mg1%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.