Recipe for Making Bread With Fast-Action Dried Yeast

Updated on June 29, 2020
How to - Answers profile image

L.M. Reid is an Irish writer who has published many articles. She creates delicious recipes and has plenty of baking and desserts to share.

Homemade Bread and Jam
Homemade Bread and Jam | Source

How to Bake Bread with Yeast From Scratch

This from-scratch bread is quick and easy to make, and it tastes just like what you'd get in the stores and bakeries. Using fast-action dried yeast enables you to make this bread very quickly, as the dough requires only 30 minutes to rise. I have included step-by-step instructions as well as my own photos to help guide you through the process.

Ingredients

  • 750 g (21 oz) plain flour (or cake flour)
  • 25 g (1 oz) butter
  • 3/4 pint warm water
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 7 g (1 sachet) fast-action dried yeast
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
Mix the flour, dried yeast, sugar and salt.
Mix the flour, dried yeast, sugar and salt. | Source

Step 1: Make the Dough

  1. Add the flour to a large mixing bowl.
  2. Add in the dried yeast, sugar and salt. Mix these ingredients together.
  3. Add the butter and crumble into the mixture.
  4. Make a hole in the centre and pour in half the water. Mix with a knife.
  5. Gradually add the remaining water until you have a dough that is a little sticky to the touch.

Make a hole in the centre and pour in half the water. Mix with a knife.
Make a hole in the centre and pour in half the water. Mix with a knife. | Source

Step 2: Knead the Dough

  1. Sprinkle some flour onto a flat surface.
  2. Remove the dough from the bowl and place on the flour. Add a little flour onto the top of the dough.
  3. Knead the dough by turning it around again and again. Do this for 10 minutes.
  4. Grease a baking tray with some butter.
  5. Place the dough onto the baking tray and shape it.

Knead the dough by turning it around again and again.
Knead the dough by turning it around again and again. | Source

Step 3: Allow the Dough to Rise

  1. Cover the dough with Saran wrap (cling film).
  2. Place in a warm place so that it can rise to double its size. This will take about 30 minutes.

Cover the dough with Saran wrap.
Cover the dough with Saran wrap. | Source
Allow the dough to rise.
Allow the dough to rise. | Source

Step 4: Bake

  1. Preheat the oven to 230 C (210 F) Gas mark 8.
  2. After the dough has doubled in size, remove the Saran wrap and place the baking tray in the oven.
  3. Bake for 30–35 minutes.
  4. Remove from the oven and test to see if the bread is cooked inside.

Freshly Baked Bread
Freshly Baked Bread | Source

How to Test to See if the Bread Is Cooked

  1. Use a thin skewer or knife to stick into the bread. If it comes out dry then the bread is cooked enough.
  2. You can also turn the baked loaf over on its side and tap it with your knuckles on the bottom part. If it sounds hollow then it is cooked enough.
  3. Allow the bread cool before cutting into slices when needed.

A Quick and Easy Bread Recipe

As you can see from the instructions above, this recipe really is easy enough for even a beginner to bake. This is because the yeast is a new 'fast action' one. This means you only have to wait for it to rise for 30 minutes. This eliminates all that extra time that used to be needed with ordinary yeast.

I also make Irish soda bread that does not use yeast at all. This Irish bread has a distinct and delicious taste. But the bread recipe above tastes more like what you can buy in stores and bakeries.

Recipe  for homemade bread with yeast
Recipe for homemade bread with yeast | Source

Bread With Fast-Action Dried Yeast

5 stars from 2 ratings of Recipe for Homemade Bread

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment
    • lizmalay profile image

      Liza 

      7 weeks ago from USA

      I love homemade bread. The bread looks delicious. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, delishably.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://maven.io/company/pages/privacy

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)
    ClickscoThis is a data management platform studying reader behavior (Privacy Policy)