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Easy Homemade Bread Recipe

Τhe Smashed Potato
This is an easy bread recipe if you want to enjoy fresh, hot, homemade bread without effort! You will not believe how easy and fast this recipe is. With a preparation time of 10 minutes and just an hour of waiting for the dough to rise, you will enjoy the freshest bread. You’ll only need 6 basic ingredients and a 10 x 30 cm cake tin.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Resting Time 1 hr
Total Time 2 hrs 10 mins
Course Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine Mediterranean
Servings 12 slices
Calories 293 kcal


  • 700 gr all-purpose flour
  • 475 ml water
  • 60 gr olive oil
  • 110 gr granulated sugar
  • 21 gr dry yeast
  • a pinch of salt


  • Brush your pan with olive oil, you need a rectangular cake container 10 x 30 cm.
  • In a large bowl add water, olive oil, salt, sugar, and dry yeast and stir for half a minute until the sugar has melted.
  • Now add the flour in batches. Use a mixer (or hand mixer) with the hook attachment or knead by hand, until you have an elastic and soft dough. If the dough is too soft and does not come off the sides of the bowl, add another tablespoon of flour and continue until it comes off.
  • Transfer the dough to the cake pan, cover with a towel, and let it rise for an hour.
  • Preheat the oven to 180 ° C.
  • When the dough rises and touches the towel, remove it, place the cake pan in the preheated oven, and bake for one hour.
  • When baked, remove the homemade bread from the pan and let it cool for a while on a wire rack.


  • Served: Served
    • toasted with olive oil and dried oregano,
    • with tzatziki sauce,
    • as a hot sandwich,
    • with mushrooms and avocado.
  • Variations: 
    • Add a cup of crumbled feta and 1 tbsp dried thyme to the dough.
    • Brush the top with water and sprinkle some oats or sesame seeds.
  • Tips: Pay attention to the cake pan. Use one with dimensions of 10 x 30 cm or slightly bigger. Otherwise, it is better to use two smaller cake pans and divide the dough.
  • Storage: Store the homemade bread in an airtight container in a shady storage or in the refrigerator for up to a week.
*This is an estimated nutrition chart provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.
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