Yeast Bread Recipe

This simple yeast bread is made with active dry yeast, coconut oil, flour, sugar, salt, and water, and is mixed and kneaded in a Ziploc bag.

Winter 2017

  • A slice of fresh homemade bread topped with butter.
    Photo by Fotolia/mizina

Yield: 2 loaves

Yeast Bread Recipe


• 4 cups flour
• 1 package (.25 ounce) active dry yeast
• 2 tablespoons sugar
• 1 teaspoon salt
• 1-1⁄2 cups very hot water
• 2 tablespoons coconut oil, melted


Place flour, yeast, sugar, and salt in a large, zipper-seal plastic bag. Seal bag, and shake to mix ingredients.

Unseal bag, and add water and oil. Seal bag again. Use your fingers to mix and knead the dough for about 6 or 7 minutes.

Spray 2 loaf pans with nonstick cooking spray.

Unseal bag, and divide dough evenly between prepared pans.

Spray tops of dough with a little nonstick cooking spray, and set pans in a warm place until dough has doubled in size.

About 15 minutes before rise is complete, preheat oven to 375 F.

Bake for 35 to 40 minutes, or until tops sound hollow when tapped.

Remove bread from pans immediately, and cool on wire racks.

NOTE: This bread freezes well. Simply wrap the completely cooled loaf in plastic wrap, and freeze up to three weeks. For longer freezer storage, up to six months, wrap in plastic wrap, and seal in a zipper-seal plastic bag.

Find more classic Capper's Farmer homemade breads in Easy Bread Recipes. 

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