Nothing makes me happier than good bread. Seriously, it’s so simple, but SO GOOD! That’s why I love this No Fail One Hour Bread recipe. Not only is it
the easiest bread recipe ever really simple, from start to finish it’s so quick to make.
I honestly use this bread recipe at least twice a week. Whether it’s for pate, garlic toast or just a warm spongy vessel for delicious melty butter, it ALWAYS holds up. My roommates ravage the kitchen every time I make it, accompanied by a “you made this?!”. But seriously, it’s that
On that note, I will say this is definitely more like a baguette shaped bread, rather than a real baguette. Only because real baguettes have a little more of a crispy outer gorgeous crust, and they take longer to make than one hour. So I tried to fake that gorgeous crust in this recipe by brushing it with LOTS of butter! (and it worked pretty well). That, coupled with the baking pan filled water one rack below the bread in the oven, and you have a very nice crust for a No Fail One Hour Bread!
Start by preheating the oven to 425°F. Measure out your warm water. Make sure it’s warmer than lukewarm, but not hot, and pour it into your mixer.
Dissolve the honey in the warm water, then sprinkle the yeast over it.
Let it sit for 10 minutes to fester (lol) and activate. It should now look like this.
Throw the hook attachment on, add salt and 2 cups of the flour, and set it to low. Add remaining flour 1/2 cup at a time. It’ll start to clump up like this.
Mix for about 5 minutes on low until finally…
The dough is sticky smooth, and the sides of the mixing bowl, for the most part, are clean
Sticky smooth! Perfect!
Split dough in half and shape into baguettes. Place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Score either lengthwise or diagonally, whatever floats your boat. And make sure you keep the seams on the bottom!
Cover with a dishcloth and let proof for about 20 minutes.
They should look something like this after proofing.
Pop them in the oven, along with a baking sheet with water on the rack below. Bake for 15 minutes.
In the meantime, melt some of that butter! Pickles came because
he’s super fat and wants to eat the butter he smelled from two rooms away he wants to be an awesome kitty and help!
Time’s up, pop that bread out of the oven.
Now smother-brush that melty butter all over that bread. Put it back in the oven for 15 more minutes and prepare yourself for some really delicious bread.
And now it’s ready to be devoured fresh out of the oven!
Do you like to bake bread at home? What are your favourite fast bread recipes? Share and comment below!
The Original Recipe I used for this can be found HERE, from The Frosted Bake Shop.
- 1½ Cups Warm Water (warm, but not hot)
- 1½ TBSP Dry Active Yeast
- 2 TSP Honey
- 3¼ Cups Flour
- 2 TSP Salt
- Melted Butter For Brushing
- Extra Baking Pan
- Preheat oven to 425°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, set aside.
- Pour warm water into mixer. Dissolve honey in the water.
- Sprinkle the yeast over the water and allow 10 minutes to activate. It should be nice and foamy.
- Using the hook attachment, add salt and 2 cups of the flour to the yeast, and mix on low until lumpy and sticky.
- Add the rest of the flour, ½ cup at a time, and mix until nice and smooth (but still a little sticky), about 5 minutes.
- Remove dough from mixer, and place on a clean surface.
- Split dough in half, and form baguette shape with each half. Make sure the seam in on the bottom.
- Place each baguette on the pan with parchment paper, and score baguettes lengthwise or diagonally.
- Cover the baguettes and the pan with a dishtowel, and proof for 20 minutes.
- Remove dishtowel, and put in the oven for 15 minutes, along with another baking pan on the rack below, filled with water.
- Remove baguettes from oven, brush with butter generously, and return them to the oven for another 15 minutes.
- Remove and cool on a cooling rack, and enjoy some freshly baked bread!!