My grandfather was right. Bread in 5 minutes. I don’t buy bread anymore!


Activate the Yeast: Start by mixing 1/4 cup of warm water with the dry yeast in a bowl. Let it sit for a few minutes to activate.

Prepare the Initial Mixture: In a separate bowl, combine 1/3 cup of all-purpose flour with the yeast mixture you've just prepared. Mix well, cover, and allow it to rest in a warm spot to jumpstart the fermentation process.

Mix the Dough: In a large mixing bowl, blend 1 1/4 cups of warm water with sugar and salt. Stir in the yeast and flour mixture from step 2. Gradually incorporate 3 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour, sifting as you go to avoid lumps.

Knead and Let It Rise: Knead the mixture into a smooth dough. Once kneaded, cover the dough and set it aside in a warm area. Wait for it to double in size, a testament to a successful rise.

Shape and Proof: Transfer the risen dough onto a parchment-lined baking tray. Mold it into your desired loaf shape, then cover lightly. Allow it to proof in a warm spot, setting the stage for a final rise that adds volume and texture.

Bake to Perfection: Heat your oven to 482°F (250°C) for preheating, then adjust down to 410°F (210°C) as you place the bread inside. Bake for 20 minutes, or until you're greeted by a golden-brown crust and an irresistible aroma.

Following these steps will reveal not just a loaf of bread but a slice of homemade happiness. It's a testament to the fact that great bread doesn’t require complex skills or endless hours—just a few minutes, some simple ingredients, and a bit of warmth. This quick and satisfying method might just convince you, as it did me, that buying bread could become a thing of the past.