Recipe of the Week: One-Hour Homemade Bread

The following recipe for One-Hour Homemade Bread is from SurvivalBlog reader Tractorguy.  He writes:

“What is a better accompaniment to nearly any meal than hot, fresh, homemade bread? I know, most people think it takes a lot of time and effort, but it doesn’t have to. Give this fast recipe a try. It is so easy, and literally takes only 60 minutes from the time you dissolve the yeast until you pull the bread out of the oven! Since there is some downtime in the recipe, you can multi-task this in while you are preparing other parts of the meal.”

  • ½ cup water
  • 1 tsp. yeast
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. honey
  • 1 ½ cups flour (approx.).

Add the salt and honey to the water, and heat it up to around 100 degrees (25 sec. in the microwave on high is about right). Add the yeast to the hot water and stir to dissolve. Allow the mixture to set until it has a head of foam on it (5-10 minutes). Add the mixture to one cup of flour. Stir to dissolve the flour in the yeast mixture, then keep adding flour and kneading to get it to the consistency of normal bread dough – usually not more than 2-3 minutes.

Divide the dough and form it into the desired shape(s) – one medium loaf, four medium-sized rolls, or six breadsticks. Allow to rise in a warm place for twenty minutes, then bake at 400 degrees – about 17 minutes for breadsticks, 22 minutes for rolls, or 25 minutes for a loaf. You will have hot fresh bread in about an hour!
(Serving tip – we love to make breadsticks with this recipe. The crust and texture are identical to the ones we used to get from a now-defunct area pizza chain. To serve, dip them in your favorite brand of Salsa Con Queso, if you have it!)

Do you have a well-tested recipe that would be of interest to SurvivalBlog readers? In this weekly recipe column, we place emphasis on recipes that use long-term storage foods, recipes for wild game, dutch oven recipes, slow cooker recipes, and any recipes that use home garden produce. If you have any favorite recipes, then please send them via e-mail. Thanks!