Making bread is a simple process that can be done at home with just a few ingredients. The basic ingredients for bread are flour, water, yeast, and salt.
First, you need to measure out the ingredients. For a basic white bread, you will need 4 cups of all-purpose flour, 1 teaspoon of salt, 1 tablespoon of sugar, 1 packet of active dry yeast, and 1 and 1/2 cups of lukewarm water.
Next, combine the dry ingredients in a large bowl. In a separate bowl, dissolve the yeast in the lukewarm water. Add the yeast mixture to the dry ingredients and stir until everything is combined.
Knead the dough for about 10 minutes. The dough should be smooth and elastic. Place the dough in a greased bowl, cover it with a damp cloth, and let it rise until doubled in size. This usually takes about an hour.
Once the dough has doubled in size, knead it again for a few minutes. Divide the dough into two parts and shape each part into a loaf. Place the loaves on a greased baking sheet and let them rise again until doubled in size.
Bake the loaves in a preheated oven at 350°F for 30 minutes. When the loaves are done baking, remove them from the oven and let them cool on a wire rack.
Your homemade bread is now ready to be enjoyed!