In The Kitchen: Basic Bread Recipe

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Bread made with your own hands. Such a simple yet indulgent pleasure many of us do not attempt on a regular basis at home. Thanks to the phenomenon that was the no-knead bread trend, homemade bread has become less of a special occasion recipe and more of an everyday one.

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I’ve shared my bread baking adventures on Instagram lately, and thought Sunday night would be a good time to share this easy recipe. Mix together the ingredients tonight and enjoy fresh bread with dinner tomorrow night.

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Let me know how your adventures in bread making go by sharing a tweet or picture! I love following along on Instagram and Twitter.


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BY Kate Arends - February 9, 2014

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February 9, 2014 9:49 pm

It’s refreshing to find such an easy bread recipe! I will definitely have to try this next weekend… Freshly baked bread is such a delight (and especially when it’s homemade)!

February 9, 2014 11:18 pm

I’ve always been afraid to make bread… maybe I’ll try to brave it now.

February 10, 2014 10:04 am

This recipe is amazing. No-fail every time. Nice to see others using it. You don’t need to be a professional to make bread. 🙂 Love your blog, Kate!

February 10, 2014 10:54 am

I have made bread all the time two years ago but I stopped somehow. I think it’s time to start again. This one looks so delicious!

February 10, 2014 1:14 pm

I loved seeing all your bread-making adventures on instagram. Can’t wait to try this recipe – doesn’t look too scary!

February 10, 2014 1:17 pm

you probably should consider giving the new york times credit for this recipe.

February 10, 2014 7:24 pm

Love your photography! When I tried to pull up this post on my phone, the pictures wouldn’t show. Instead of the pictures a note showed that said “Processed with VSCOcam with F2 preset.” My question… Did you process the pictures on your phone using VSCO or with a Photoshop/Lightroom VSCO preset? Thank you for your help!

June 18, 2014 7:24 pm

My boyfriend has been making this for us for the past few weeks and we’ve been able to eat home-made bread every day. Will need to post some pics on Instagram and show you. And it’s also amazing with baked Camembert, chopped nuts and dried cranberries if you’re feeling a bit extravagant.

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Gwen G
May 5, 2022 9:22 am

Boy; could you make the print any smaller? I needed a magnifying glass to read it. ☹️

Susie M
May 6, 2022 3:17 pm

I’ve made this, from a friend’s recipe. It works well and is super easy. But, I don’t understand the need for instant yeast (I’ve always used regular yeast). The rise time is so long that regular yeast should have plenty of time to work…

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