One of Tomas’ jobs in the house is to make fresh bread for special occasions. He tells me that once you know how to make basic bread, you can make just about any bread recipe. Just be prepared to have a bit of a clean-up job to follow the fun of beating up that dough :-)

You’ll need:

  • 1 package dry yeast
  • 6.5 cups flour
  • 3 Tbsp Butter
  • 2Tbsp sugar
  • 1Tbsp salt
  • I cup milk
  • I cup water (hot)
  • Optional: 1 egg, vanilla extract, almond extract

Activate your yeast in hot water, then mix with all remaining ingredients.


Jamie Oliver has a pretty good recipe that details the steps that follow quite well.