Best homemade bread -- 2 loaves in about 3 hours! This is a variation of Allrecipes' Fabulous Homemade Bread by J. Drury to allow mixing in a food processor for only 2 loaves.

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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Pour the warm water into a large bowl, and whisk in 4 teaspoons of bread flour, the yeast, and the white sugar until thoroughly combined and the sugar has dissolved. Allow to stand until the yeast starts to form creamy bubbles, about 5 minutes.

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  • Fit a dough blade into a large food processor, and place 3 1/2 cups of bread flour, the oats, whole wheat flour, salt, brown sugar, and vegetable oil into the work bowl. Start the food processor running, and slowly add enough of the water-yeast mixture to allow the dough to form a firm ball and pull away from the sides of the processor, about 1 minute. Process for another 30 seconds to knead.

  • Place the dough into an oiled bowl, and turn to coat the dough with oil. Cover with a damp cloth, and allow the dough to rise until doubled, about 1 hour. Punch down the dough, and divide into 2 equal-sized pieces. Form each piece into a loaf; pinch the seams and ends closed.

  • Grease 2 4x8-inch loaf pans, and place the loaves into the pans with the seam sides down. Allow to rise until the dough is 1 inch above the rim of the pans, about 1 more hour.

  • While dough is rising, preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  • Bake in the preheated oven until the tops are browned, about 35 minutes. Allow bread to cool in pans for 10 minutes, then turn out onto cooling racks to finish cooling.

Nutrition Facts

233.7 calories; 6.4 g protein; 40.6 g carbohydrates; 0 mg cholesterol; 294.4 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
10/15/2011
Came across this recipe last night and made it today. The only change I made was to make in my bread maker instead of a food processor. Place (in this order) the water oil salt both types of sugar in the pan and top with all of the flour (don't forget the 4 tsp in the top list) and the oatmeal on top and place the yeast in last (I used 4 tsp) and process it on dough cycle. Shape into 2 loaves let rise about 45 minutes and bake in greased 4 x 8 pans at 350F for 30 minutes. I actually used 2 identical bread makers and made a batch in each one simultaneously divided into 3 equal amounts (by weight) and put them into 3 ( 9 x 5) pans and baked them for 35 minutes. Best bread I've ever made and I do not ever buy bread Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
07/26/2013
Unfortunately this didn t work out for me. I made half the recipe for one loaf so it would fit in my food processor. I noticed in the reviews several bakers had problems with the second rise. The first rise was great and was not over-risen however it rose very little the second time. This may be because I cut the recipe in half although I do that often and have no issues. I finally gave up on the second rise after two hours because I had planned on serving the bread with dinner and hoped it would rise a little during baking. The flavor was ok but just eh for me. This was my most disappointing bread recipe to date. Read More
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24 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 19
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
10/15/2011
Came across this recipe last night and made it today. The only change I made was to make in my bread maker instead of a food processor. Place (in this order) the water oil salt both types of sugar in the pan and top with all of the flour (don't forget the 4 tsp in the top list) and the oatmeal on top and place the yeast in last (I used 4 tsp) and process it on dough cycle. Shape into 2 loaves let rise about 45 minutes and bake in greased 4 x 8 pans at 350F for 30 minutes. I actually used 2 identical bread makers and made a batch in each one simultaneously divided into 3 equal amounts (by weight) and put them into 3 ( 9 x 5) pans and baked them for 35 minutes. Best bread I've ever made and I do not ever buy bread Read More
(63)
Rating: 5 stars
10/15/2011
Came across this recipe last night and made it today. The only change I made was to make in my bread maker instead of a food processor. Place (in this order) the water oil salt both types of sugar in the pan and top with all of the flour (don't forget the 4 tsp in the top list) and the oatmeal on top and place the yeast in last (I used 4 tsp) and process it on dough cycle. Shape into 2 loaves let rise about 45 minutes and bake in greased 4 x 8 pans at 350F for 30 minutes. I actually used 2 identical bread makers and made a batch in each one simultaneously divided into 3 equal amounts (by weight) and put them into 3 ( 9 x 5) pans and baked them for 35 minutes. Best bread I've ever made and I do not ever buy bread Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
Easy and delicious! Love how easy it is to put together. I followed it to the letter though my two rises took longer than suggested. YUMMY! Thanks so much for this yummy bread recipe George. 5 stars! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/06/2011
Turned out great! I used all purpose flour instead of bread flour. Mine also took longer to rise about 75 minutes. Will definitely make again! Thanks for sharing! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/15/2011
Wonderful!!! Son requested some to take home. Need more recipes adapted to the food processor please!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/08/2011
Wonderful bread! Good texture with a nice light crust. I made it in my bread maker on the dough cycle then divided into 4 long sandwich shop style loaves. I baked them on greased cookie sheets for about half an hour. Kids never wanted sandwiches at home because we didn't have the 'right bread'. I will be making this on a regular basis thanks! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/06/2012
This bread is fabulous! I cannot stop eating it. It was very easy to whip up on the food processor. My first rise took an hour and my second rise took a couple of hours. I just left it in a warm oven and forgot about it. The crust is fabulous! I've had one slice with orange marmalade and one piece with a slice of cheese. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/12/2011
Insanely easy to make and absolutely delicious. I made it yesterday and 1 loaf was gone at dinner time and the other we saved for breakfast. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/17/2011
So easy and tastes good too. I was glad to find a recipe that didn't involve a bread maker or a lot of kneading. This turned out great dispite the fact that I used all purpose flour rather than bread flour. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/08/2011
This was really a great recipe.....soft hearty bread with a perfect crust. This was my very first time making a yeast bread and it turned out to be delicious and easy to do! Mine took about 2 1/2 hours to rise in the pan instead of just 1 hour. I love the hint of sweetness from the oats and brown sugar. Mmmm! One of my loafs was perfect the other didn't rise as much but I am new at this. Will definitely make this again! Soon!! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
07/26/2013
Unfortunately this didn t work out for me. I made half the recipe for one loaf so it would fit in my food processor. I noticed in the reviews several bakers had problems with the second rise. The first rise was great and was not over-risen however it rose very little the second time. This may be because I cut the recipe in half although I do that often and have no issues. I finally gave up on the second rise after two hours because I had planned on serving the bread with dinner and hoped it would rise a little during baking. The flavor was ok but just eh for me. This was my most disappointing bread recipe to date. Read More
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