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  • Lucia Borzillo

Friday Night Baking In 3 Acts. Act 1 - One Hour Bread

Updated: Aug 21, 2022

One night 3 recipes baked. One Hour Bread, Chocolate Chip Cookies, and Zucchini Bread.

I started off with the One Hour Bread.

I am always up for a challenge.

A blog that I follow and bake a lot of the recipes here on Friday Night Baking is An Italian in My Kitchen. The writer of that blog has another blog, Breads and Sweets. I got the newsletter today and there was a post for Homemade One Hour Bread.

Hey, I’ll give it a try.

Well, I have to say I was impressed. I was going to do the 18-hour no-knead recipe tonight, but I just saved myself 17 hours.

Very cool. I actually baked loaf of bread in less than 3 hours. I let the dough rise a bit more than the time in the recipe. I had a couple other things going on in the kitchen.


3 cups all purpose flour

3/4cup + 2 tablespoons water (lukewarm)

2 tablespoons olive oil

1 3/4 teaspoons instant dry yeast

1 teaspoon salt


In the stand-up mixer, whisk the flour and yeast.

Add the oil and then the water a little at a time while kneading with the hook attachment. When almost combined, add the salt and knead until smooth and compact, approximately 5-7 minutes.

Move to a lightly floured flat surface and form into the desired shape.

Place on a parchment paper-lined cookie sheet, loaf pan, or Dutch oven.

Cover the bread and let rise for 30-45 minutes in a warm draft-free area.

Pre-heat open to 425 ˚.

Place an empty pan on the bottom of the oven while preheating.

Add a cup of hot water to the pan, score the bread, then place on the middle rack in the oven, bake for 30-35 minutes, or until the internal temperature is 190F.

Immediately move to a wire rack to cool completely before serving.

It seems like a very dense loaf. We are having a Caprese Salad with Steak on Sunday night. I think this will be the prefect bread to serve.

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