Homemade bread sliced on a white tray next ot a white and brown towel on a wooden surface (with logo overlay)

Homemade Bread in One Hour

There’s nothing like having fresh homemade bread to go with your meal. Make the process quicker with this express bake bread recipe.

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Fresh, homemade bread is a perfect side for so many meals. It’s great with soups or pasta sauce or a salad. You can eat it as-is, add some butter, sprinkle with seasonings, or toast it for a bit of a crunch.

When we received a bread machine for a wedding gift, we were so happy! It makes it so easy to make fresh bread whenever we want it. The normal bread cycle takes about 3 hours, but the “express bake” option has it done in under 1 hour.

When you get your ingredients, make sure to get the quick-rise yeast. I didn’t realize the difference the first time and got yeast that wasn’t quick-rise and my bread was flat. It didn’t cook properly. The taste was there, but the shape just wasn’t right.

Homemade Bread in One Hour Step by Step

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 3 tbsp oil
  • 3 tbsp sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 4 cups bread flour
  • 2 tbsp quick-rise active dry yeast
Ingredients for homemade bread in stainless steel and white bowls all on a wooden surface

Preparation

Add liquid ingredients to the pan.

Liquid ingredients in bread pan surrounded by dry ingredients on a wooden surface

Add dry ingredients except for the yeast.

Dry ingredients in a bread pan with a bowl of yeast next to it on a wooden surface

Form well in dry ingredients and add yeast, don’t let the yeast touch the liquid ingredients.

Bread ingredients in a bread pan on a wooden surface

Select Expressbake, crust color, and press start.

When the bread is done, remove it from the pan and transfer it to a cooling rack.

Homemade bread sliced on a white tray next ot a white and brown towel on a wooden surface (vertical)

Homemade Bread in One Hour Leftovers

Leftover bread will keep in a sealed container at room temperature for about 3-5 days, depending on the humidity in your home.

Recipe

Originally Published On: August 1, 2022

Homemade bread sliced on a white tray next ot a white and brown towel on a wooden surface

Homemade Bread

There's nothing like having fresh homemade bread to go with your meal. Make the process quicker with this express bake bread recipe.
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 58 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Course:
Side Dish
Cuisine:
American
Keyword:
bread
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bread machine
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flour
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yeast
Dietary Needs:
Dairy-Free
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Egg-Free
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Nut-Free
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Vegan
Cooking Method:
Bread Machine
Servings: 16 slices

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 3 tbsp oil
  • 3 tbsp sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 4 cups bread flour
  • 2 tbsp quick-rise active dry yeast

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Instructions

  • Add liquid ingredients to the pan
  • Add dry ingredients except for the yeast
  • Form well in dry ingredients and add yeast, don’t let the yeast touch the liquid ingredients
  • Select Expressbake, crust color, and press start
  • When the bread is done, remove it from the pan and transfer it to a cooling rack
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Nutrition Facts
Homemade Bread
Amount Per Serving (1 slice)
Calories 146 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
Sodium 220mg9%
Potassium 36mg1%
Carbohydrates 25g8%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 1IU0%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 6mg1%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

All nutritional information is based on third-party calculations and should be considered estimates. Actual nutrition content will vary based on brands used, measuring methods, portion sizes, and more.

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