My Family’s Homemade Bread Recipe

My Family's Homemade Bread Recipe

My Family's Homemade Bread Recipe

Yield: 2 Loaves


  • 2 pkgs. dry yeast (or 2 Tablespoons)
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 Cup milk
  • 1 Cup hot water + 1/2 for the yeast
  • 1/2 Cup sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon salt
  • 5 Tablespoons oil
  • 7 Cups of flour


    1. Dissolve dry yeast in a 1/2 cup warm water with a pinch of sugar and set aside.
    2. In mixer add 1 beaten egg, 1 cup milk, 1 cup hot water, 1/2 cup sugar, 1 T salt and mix for 1-2 minutes.
    3. Next add 5T oil (I like using avocado oil) 4 cups of flour and mix until smooth.
    4. Add the yeast mixture and 3 more cups of flour, one cup at a time while mixer is going.

      Knead in mixer for 5 minutes then check to see if elastic enough, it shouldn’t be very sticky.
    5. Put in a greased bowl and let sit for 20 mins. If you have a “bread proofing” setting on your oven you can put your dough in there, if not you can place on your counter covered with a damp cloth
    6. After the bread has risen divide it and shape into whatever type of loaf you like!

      Bake at 350 for 22 minutes if doing 2 loafs of braided bread. If doing in a loaf pan bake 25-30 minutes


It’s a great gift idea and it’s easy to make! I hope you give this recipe a try!

 Many years ago I was gifted a cookbook made up of over 200 different recipes all from people in my family passed down through generations. Some of these recipes date back to the mid 1800 which it so neat to see!

I have always loved making bread and have been doing it since my kids were little. From the amount of different bread recipes in our family cookbook I can see now it must run in my blood! My favorite one is a recipe from my relative Dorisa. Her bread recipe is made with simple ingredients that we all have in our home, and it’s easy to make and absolutely delicious!

This recipe will yield 2 loaves of bread or 24 rolls. My favorite way to make this is to turn my loaves into braided bread, like I have done here!



-Grey Birch Designs-

  1. Wendy says:

    If you make the dough into rolls do you know what the baking time is? Thanks for the recipe

    • Kaycie Chiampi says:

      Ovens can very so I would bake for 20 mins and just watch them to see if you need a little less or maybe more time.

  2. Claudia says:

    Oh my… what a fantastic idea!
    I love family recipes and I would love to see some more of those you are mentioning !

  3. Amy Kaminski says:

    I’m confused about the amount of water needed. Is the 1/2 C used to bloom the yeast part of the 1 C in the recipe or in addition to that?

  4. Krista B says:

    So it’s 1 1/2 cups total of hot water?

  5. Susie Clark says:

    Thank you so much 😊

  6. Krista says:

    These look amazing!!! Is it 1 1/2 c water total? Just want to be sure. I can’t wait to make these for my neighbors and family!!

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