This simple homemade bread recipe is perfect for sandwiches or to enjoy with a batch of your favorite soup or salad. It also makes a great old fashioned Bread Pudding or french toast breakfast!


– All purpose flour – Sugar – Salt – Quick yeast – Bacon drippings – Water


In a very large oven proof bowl, add your water, sugar, and yeast. Stir the ingredients to combine and let sit until yeast activates and blooms (proofs).

Heat bacon drippings until liquid forms and then allow to cool a bit before adding to yeast mixture. Add bacon drippings and salt to the bread dough mixture and then stir to combine completely.

Mix in 5 cups of flour to your mixture.

Add 5 more cups of flour and knead 7-10 minutes, adding 1-2 more cups of flour as needed until dough isn’t sticking to the bowl and dough is a good texture. Turn off oven!

Grease bowl and allow your dough rise in the warm oven, covered with a cloth or aluminum foil for 1 hour.  Remove bowl from oven and knead dough for 1 minute.

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