Winter time brings two things into my kitchen: homemade soups and homemade bread. While I love both of those things, the bread always throws me off. Sometimes it comes out fantastic. Fluffy, light, with a great crumb and sturdy enough for sandwiches. Other times, well, it doesn’t. Bread is temperamental, y’all! Over the years I’ve collected super easy yeast bread recipes, and this one tops them all. It’s a great one for busy weeknight dinners and pairs well with any soup of the week. The biggest bonus: this easy yeast bread is made in an 8×8 baking pan. No loaf pans needed!
Easy Yeast Bread (In A Pan)
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 cup sugar
1 packet of yeast
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup milk, warmed
1/4 cup oil
1 large egg, beaten
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Combine flour, sugar, yeast and salt in a large bowl and mix together.
In a smaller bowl, mix together the milk (should be warm to the touch but not hot), oil, and beaten egg.
Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix until well-incorporated. It should be the consistency of cake batter.
Pour bread mixture into a well-grease 8×8 glass dish. If using a metal dish, turn oven down to 375 degrees. Set the pan aside, covered with a dish towel, and let the dough rise for 15 to 20 minutes.
Bake bread for 20 minutes, or until it reaches a deep golden brown. Check for doneness by inserting a butter knife into the middle. If it comes out clean, the bread is done. Slice into 12 delicious squares and enjoy!
Need a soup to go with your easy yeast bread? Try Cream of Carrot Soup!