How to Make Bread -
Basic Bread Recipe

This basic bread recipe is a no knead bread recipe.

Of all bread dough recipes, this one is my favorite because it is so fast, simple and easy to prepare.


  • 1 kg/2.2 lb soft white wheat flour
  • 40 g/1.4 oz fresh yeast
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 tbsp salt


Dissolve the yeast in ½ cup lukewarm water in which you have added 1 teaspoon sugar and 1 tbsp flour and allow it to stand for 10 minutes at room temperature.

Place the remaining flour and the salt in a large bowl. Then add the yeast mixture.

Mix the ingredients with a ladle, adding as much warm water as is necessary to make a soft, sticky dough (approx. 3-4 cups).

Mix the dough with a ladle and beat it raising it high up so the air gets into the dough.

Put the dough on baking paper in a baking pan and cover with a cloth.

Leave to rest for 30-45 minutes, and then put it into a preheated oven and bake at 180° C/350° F for about 45 minutes.

In this kind of bread you can also add a variety of seeds (pumpkin, sunflower or sesame seeds) according to your taste.

The Mediterranean variant of this
white bread

Add sliced olives in the dough and violà!

You should be careful to add only ½ tbsp salt in the dough. Otherwise your bread might be too salty.

Here you have another olive bread recipe that you may try.


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