Bread Tips

Who doesn’t love bread?! It’s a family favorite for us – whether it involves yeast or not!

Here are some of our top tips to keep in mind when making bread:

  • HOW MUCH YEAST TO USE: 1 package of yeast = 2 ¼ teaspoons yeast measured out
  • TESTING YEAST: To make sure yeast is still good, mix 2 ¼ tsp yeast with 1 tsp sugar and ½ cup warm water. Let sit for 8-10 minutes. If it bubbles and has a yeast-like smell, then it’s still good. If it doesn’t, the yeast is old and no longer working.
  • TO FREEZE BREAD: Let it cool completely and then double wrap in plastic wrap and then place in a freezer safe Ziploc bag. When you want to reheat it you can place it in the oven and warm it until ready to go.

Most Popular Yeast Breads

Easy Bread Recipe

3 hours 20 minutes

4.93 from 14 votes

BEST Homemade Bread Recipe

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4.95 from 364 votes

French Bread Recipe

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Homemade Dinner Rolls

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No-Knead Bread

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Focaccia Bread

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Tips for Making Yeast Bread


  1. Be patient: give the bread enough time to properly rise so that the gluten develops effectively and makes a nice and fluffy loaf of bread. If you rush the process then the bread will be flat and dense, rather than light and fluffy. 
  2. Use as little flour as possible when kneading. Most doughs need to be sticky, but if too sticky, add flour a tablespoon at a time.
  3. Don’t overwork your bread when kneading it. You’ll know it’s been kneaded enough because it should be smooth and hold it’s shape when shaped into a ball, but should also still feel elastic.

Most Popular Quick Breads

Zucchini Bread

1 hour 5 minutes

5 from 8 votes

Amish Friendship Bread

55 minutes

4.75 from 24 votes

Glazed Lemon Zucchini Bread

47 minutes

4.84 from 123 votes

Snickerdoodle Bread

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Indian Fry Bread

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Best Banana Bread Recipe

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Great for Emergencies

So many reasons to love quick bread…

  • They DO NOT require yeast, which is great for emergency situations when yeast may be hard to find!
  • They’re QUICK (hence the reason why they are called quick breads). Since yeast is not involved, you do not have to let the bread rise, which cuts down on the time to make.
  • Quick bread recipes are great for BEGINNERS. They usually just require mixing the ingredients and baking!

Newest Recipes

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