Homemade Bread!

Is bread hard to make? NOPE!
In fact, it is SO easy, that my husband – a man who does not cook – makes this recipe all the time. And I am happy to report that this is his recipe that I get to share!
My suggestion: just go ahead and make two. You’ll freeze one loaf and thank me!


  • 5 cups flour of your choice – this recipe works well with coconut, almond, or chickpea flour but there may not be as much “rise” as with gluten-free flour
  • 3 cups water
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 cups ground golden flax
  • 1 tsp honey, molasses, agave, or cane sugar (for the yeast!)
  • 3 tsp sea salt
  • 1 packet organic live yeast


Step 1:
  • In a saucepan, heat 3 cups of water to 110 – 120F.
  • Add 1 tsp of honey/sugar/agave and mix until dissolved.
  • Turn off the heat.
  • Add 3 tsp of yeast, spreading it across the top of the water.
  • Cover the pot with a lid or dish towel.
  • Let sit while you perform step 2 (about 10- 15 minutes).
Step 2:
  • In a stand mixer with a paddle, combine salt, flour, and flax until combined.
  • Add olive oil and mix until combined.
Step 3:
  • By now, the water in your pot should have a thick layer on top and small bubbles have formed. The yeast has activated! If this does not happen, then your yeast may not be good and you may want to try step 1 again with new yeast!
  • As the mixer is running at the slowest speed, slowly pour in the water mixture.
  • Bread dough should be sticky when fully mixed.
Step 4:
  • Thinly coat a large glass mixing bowl with olive oil.
  • Move dough mixture to bowl and cover with plastic wrap and a few dish towels to hold in heat.
  • Place in a warm area for 2-3 hours (I put it near my radiators in the fall and winter, but the countertop would be fine, too!)
Step 5:
  • After 2-3 hours, remove plastic wrap and towels. The dough should have gotten larger in size.
  • Lightly press on the dough mixture a few times to release the air inside the dough.
  • Replace the plastic and towel and let the dough sit for one more hour.
Step 6:
  • By this time it should be ready! Remove dough from the bowl and place on a lightly floured surface, like a countertop or cutting board. Use no more than 1/4 cup of flour on the surface.
  • Knead the dough until it is no longer sticky, adding 1-2 tbsp flour as needed.
Step 7:
  • Preheat oven to 425F.
  • Divide your dough into two halves.
  • Create rounded or oval-shaped loaves.
  • Lightly oil a bread pan with olive oil and add dough to it. You may use 2 small 4X10 loaf pans or 1 large 10X10 pyrex dish or 10-12 inch round cast iron pot.
  • Cover the bread pan with tinfoil to trap moisture during baking. Bake covered for 30mins.
  • Remove tin foil and leave in oven for another 20- 30 minutes, until top is golden brown.
  • EAT!!!

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