3 homemade bread recipes

Samar Maatouk


3 homemade bread recipes

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Brioche bread            


3 ½ cups of flour
2 tablespoons of yeast
½ of warm milk
7 eggs at room temperature
½ cup of sugar
2 tablespoons of salt
1 cup of butter
1 Tablespoon of water


How to prepare

Mix 1 cup of flour with yeast and milk using an electric mixer. Cover the bowl and set aside for 45 minutes.

Add 6 eggs, 2 and a half cups of flour, sugar and salt to the dough, mix well for 10 minutes.

Gradually add butter and continue mixing for 7 minutes.

Cover the dough with plastic paper and let it rest for an hour or until it doubles in size.

Spread the dough over a surface covered with flour and divide it in two. Then divide each section into six equal pieces. Mold each piece in a rectangular shape then fold shorter sides together; turn it then wrap it well. Repeat the same with all pieces, then place them side by side in a rectangular tray. Set aside to double its size.

In a small bowl, mix one egg with water then paint your brioches with it, before placing them in a pre-heated oven for 30 minutes. Turn the bread over after it cools down.



Banana bread


½ of butter
A cup of sugar
2 eggs
4 bananas
2 cups of flour
1 tablespoon of baking soda
Pinch of salt


How to prepare

Mix butter with sugar well until the mixture becomes smooth.

Add eggs with bananas, then flour, baking soda and salt. Whisk the mixture well and place it in a greased tray with butter in a pre-heated oven for 45 minutes.

Set aside to cool down.



Bread fingers


3 ½ cups of flour
1 teaspoon and a half of instant yeast
1 cup of warm water
3 tablespoons of sugar
4 tablespoons of butter
2 teaspoons of salt
2 tablespoons of butter
Pinch of salt


How to prepare

Mix water, yeast, sugar and butter using an electric mixer. Add salt and flour gradually until the dough becomes soft and flexible.

Put the dough in a bowl greased with oil and cover. Leave to rest in a warm place until it has doubled in size, for about an hour and a half.

Divide the dough into 24 pieces and wrap each piece into a 9 cm long. Place the pieces on parchment paper and cover them for about an hour, until they double in size.

Place them in a pre-heated oven for 15 minutes. Grease the butter as soon as it is taken out of the oven and sprinkle with salt.

Serve the bread hot.