Perfect Homemade Bread Recipe | No Eggs No Milk

I love it when my bread comes out perfect.  So in this blog post I share with you my perfect homemade bread recipe.  I make my bread by hand and not with a bread maker but of course you can use a bread maker.

Making bread is time consuming, the dough needs time to rest and rise properly.
Trinidad And Tobago Homemade Bread Recipe.  Photo by Martina Jackson.  Click on the photo to check my photography website.
 
When I was a teenager my mother taught me how to make bread and sweet bread but I did not make it on a regular basis so as expected I forgot the lessons. Actually it’s the measurement I forgot. My mother was a person who never used measurements. She just eyeballed her ingredients.
 
When I migrated to the British Virgin Islands I started to make bread again but they were like rock bread. My husband laughed at me but he ate the bread. I kept on working on perfecting the recipe and finally I achieved the recipe that gave me the results I was looking for.
 
Ingredients
4 cups of all purpose flour
1 tablespoon yeast
1 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons butter or 3 tablespoons of coconut oil or canola oil
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 1/2 cup lukewarm water
 
 
Method

 

Some notes about the yeast and butter I use in this recipe. I used one pack of the Fleischmann’s Active yeast in this recipe then I started to buy a bag of yeast, Saf Instant Yeast to be precise (which is much cheaper) so now I use one tablespoon of the yeast. In respect to the butter, I either use I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter Or Parakay.
 
My mother used Cookeen (lard) and Blue Band butter when she made her bread in Trinidad
 
Put all the dry ingredients in a mixing bowl and mix together well. Add the butter and mix together with dry ingredients.
 
Gradually pour in the water and use your hands to form the ingredients into a dough. Knead the dough until nice and smooth.
Making Trinidad and Tobago homemade bread recipe step by step
Making Trinidad and Tobago homemade bread recipe step by step
Cover with a damp cloth or paper towel and set aside for a few minutes – like 20-25 minutes.
The dough would have doubled in size after that time. Use your fist and punch down the dough.

 

Making Trinidad and Tobago homemade bread recipe step by step
Separate into two (you can do so using a dough cutter) and knead each piece of dough. Grease two bread pans with some non stick spray or butter. Fold each piece of dough into a cylinder like shape and place into the greased bread pan.
 
Making Trinidad and Tobago homemade bread recipe step by step
Set aside and cover with a piece of damp cloth or paper towel. Allow the dough to rise and fill up the bread pans. Set oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit (177 degrees Celsius). Put the bread pans in the oven and allow the bread to bake for 25-30 minutes – until golden brown. Enjoy!!!
 
Trinidad and Tobago homemade bread recipe step by step
Ok, okay I know you are excited to cut a slice of your hot homemade bread but allow it to cool a bit before cutting a slice.  I notice that when I cut the bread when it is fresh out of the oven, the bread gets squeezed up.  So I wait until then are cooled down, place one of the breads on a cutting board and then I cut the bread with a bread knife.
 
You might also be interested in this wholewheat bread recipe CLICK HERE
 
 

2 thoughts on “Perfect Homemade Bread Recipe | No Eggs No Milk

  1. I am so happy you got sorted out with your new website 😊.

    I tried this recipe and I absolutely love it! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Thanks so much for trying the
    recipe. I am super happy to know that you are pleased with the results. I'm making some right now!! Have a great weekend.

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