Easy Homemade Bread

Happy Thursday! This week is flying! We had SO much fun Tuesday night at the county fair. We {not me} indulged in corn dogs, polish sausage and funnel cake. The boys loved the kiddie rides and feeding the animals too. I just loved being out and about with my family. Sweet memories. :)

I’m really excited to share my homemade bread recipe with y’all today. I’ve been hemming and hawing {what does that mean, anyway?} about writing it all down here, but I’m finally taking the plunge. I’ve been using my friend Jo-Lynne’s Homemade Sandwich Bread recipe for at least two years now. It was the perfect inspiration and “jumping off point” for me as I tweaked and tested my own method with white spelt flour.

Every. single. time. I post on Instagram or Facebook about baking bread, y’all want to know about it, so here ya go! :)

Easy Homemade Bread

YUM. This bread is so good. My boys love it and any time I give a loaf away rave reviews follow. :) That’s a good sign. Ha!

Note: For some reason, my loaves always split weird. I have tried and tried to figure out why. If anyone is a baking genius and knows why this happens, please share! :) Also, apparently there is some sort of spelt crisis because of weather effecting crops. They are about to harvest again, so hopefully the prices will come back down to normal. They are high right now, just FYI.

Easy Homemade Bread2

I know that reading through this recipe, it might seem complicated, but it is so not. My husband has made this recipe from start to finish with zero issues and perfect bread as the result. If he can do it, anyone can! :)

Oh, I figure someone is going to ask me why I use spelt. It has a lower gluten level than regular wheat. So it’s a healthier choice that we’ve made for our family. :) I buy it by the 25 pound bag from my local food co-op.

I hope y’all enjoy this recipe as much as we do every week!

Do you bake bread for your family?  



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  1. Kendall says

    Thanks for sharing! I’ll have to try this soon, it was so delicious on Sunday. It is perfect as sandwich bread and Kurt has been begging me to make loaf bread for his sandwiches again.
    And I noticed the spelt crisis this week too when I was ordering grain from the co-op. $75 for a 6 gallon bucket of spelt! Yikes.

  2. Laura says

    The splitting is likely because you are using a low gluten flour. When the dough rises the flute is what helps it stretch and hold in the air. The other thing that may be causing it is not enough water. You may want to try adding just a little more water and see if that helps.

      • Becca says

        Also try proofing (letting the bread rise) for longer once the bread is in the pan. Underproofed bread cracks or splits 99% of the time. Add maybe 5 minutes at a time and see if that helps. Was a baker by trade for 3 years. :)



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