Non Sourdough Bread

There’s something truly satisfying about the aroma of freshly baked bread filling your kitchen, and with this recipe for Homemade Non-Sourdough Bread, you can enjoy that experience without the need for sourdough starter or a lengthy fermentation process. This straightforward recipe yields a soft and fluffy loaf of bread with a golden crust that’s perfect for slicing and enjoying with your favorite spreads or as a side to soups and salads. Let’s dive into the steps for making this delicious non-sourdough bread right in your own home.



  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast (1 packet)
  • 1 cup warm water (about 110°F or 45°C)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil or melted butter
  • Additional flour for dusting



  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the all-purpose flour, granulated sugar, salt, and active dry yeast. Mix well to ensure the ingredients are evenly distributed.
  2. Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and pour in the warm water and olive oil or melted butter.
  3. Use a wooden spoon or your hands to mix the ingredients together until a shaggy dough forms.
  4. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead it for about 5-7 minutes, or until it becomes smooth and elastic. Add additional flour as needed to prevent sticking, but be careful not to add too much, as this can make the bread dense.
  5. Shape the kneaded dough into a ball and place it in a greased bowl. Cover the bowl with a clean kitchen towel or plastic wrap and let the dough rise in a warm, draft-free place for about 1 hour, or until it has doubled in size.
  6. Once the dough has risen, gently punch it down to release the air bubbles. Transfer it back to the floured surface and shape it into a loaf.
  7. Place the shaped loaf onto a parchment-lined baking sheet or into a greased loaf pan, depending on your preference. Cover it loosely with a clean kitchen towel and let it rise for an additional 30-45 minutes, or until it has doubled in size once again.
  8. While the dough is rising, preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
  9. Once the dough has completed its second rise, gently slash the top of the loaf with a sharp knife to allow for expansion during baking.
  10. Bake the bread in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes, or until it is golden brown on top and sounds hollow when tapped on the bottom.
  11. Remove the bread from the oven and let it cool on a wire rack before slicing and serving.


Tips for Success:

  • Make sure the water you use for activating the yeast is at the correct temperature (around 110°F or 45°C). Water that is too hot can kill the yeast, while water that is too cold won’t activate it properly.
  • If you don’t have a warm place for the dough to rise, you can create a makeshift proofing environment by preheating your oven to the lowest temperature for a few minutes, then turning it off and placing the covered dough inside to rise.
  • Experiment with different types of flour to customize the flavor and texture of your bread. Whole wheat flour, bread flour, or a combination of flours can all yield delicious results.
  • For a softer crust, brush the top of the loaf with melted butter immediately after removing it from the oven.
  • Store any leftover bread in an airtight container or resealable plastic bag at room temperature for up to 3 days. You can also freeze slices of bread for longer storage.



  • Garlic Herb Bread: Add minced garlic and chopped fresh herbs such as rosemary, thyme, or parsley to the dough for a flavorful twist.
  • Cheese Bread: Fold shredded cheese into the dough during the kneading process for a cheesy, savory loaf.
  • Olive Bread: Mix chopped olives and a sprinkle of Italian seasoning into the dough for a Mediterranean-inspired bread.


Homemade Non-Sourdough Bread is a simple and rewarding baking project that yields delicious results every time. With just a few basic ingredients and some patience, you can enjoy the aroma and taste of freshly baked bread right in your own kitchen. Whether you’re a novice baker or an experienced bread maker, this recipe is sure to become a staple in your repertoire. So, roll up your sleeves, preheat your oven, and get ready to enjoy the satisfaction of baking your own loaf of delicious non-sourdough bread!

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