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How to Make a Delicious and Nutritious Bread

Updated on October 3, 2022
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Miebakagh57 is a retired Chief Administrative Officer. I am passionate about aerobic exercises, food, nutrition, and good health.

A Good Homemade Bread

Homemade breads are delicious and nutritious.
Homemade breads are delicious and nutritious. | Source


Homemade bread is very nutritious and delicious. I prefer them to those sold in bakeries. Because they are enriched with more food value, I will tell you how I made my bread at home here. Nonetheless, I will at odd times buy bread made from bakeries when I do not have leftovers. Making your own bread at home is very simple.


  1. Why I made my bread at home.
  2. My first bread.
  3. Ingredients.
  4. Improvers.
  5. Utensils.
  6. Preservatives.
  7. Flavours.
  8. Procedure: (i) summary (ii) step by step.
  9. Zero into a balanced meal.
  10. Conclusion.
  11. References.

Why I Made My Bread at Home

I made my own bread at home because:

  • I desire the best of a meal for myself and my family, and relations.
  • Likewise, I prefer to use mostly natural ingredients.
  • Bread brought from bakeries is often made with inorganic compounds or chemicals that can be harmful to the human body.
  • I want my bread to be enriched with organic proteins.
  • Furthermore, I'm what I eat: healthy and strong.

Homemade bread contains the best ingredients.

My First Bread

While I am studying History and Computer programming at the university, I was introduced to the history of scientific methods and antiquity. Ancient Egypt becomes the focus of study. But whether you read history or not, you will either digress that ancient civilization has its cradle in either Egypt or Mesopotamia. Nonetheless, you will come to a good understanding that in either place, that bakery had developed immensely before the western civilization of making bread take off.

I had to reconstruct the historical realities in certain studies. My first bread was made as in Egypt. I mixed flour, sugar, fresh grape juice, salt, peanut oil, and butter, along with baking powder and some water into a smooth consistent dough. See now how bread making can be easy! Place it in a shallow cylinder aluminum pan, and covered it up for 2-hours. I place the dough later on a hot earth after my wife had dried her fresh fish. All smothering pieces of woods were removed, and the big drum for drying fish covered with zinc roof.

The dough rises somehow but not really impressive due to the small presence of yeast fermentation from the grape juice. A bread result. Guess the flavor? Smoke! But I and my family enjoy the taste of this made as in Egypt bread. It enthused me to make some improvement in my next or subsequent creations.

Bread Made In Egypt

My first bread was made as in Egypt
My first bread was made as in Egypt | Source

Making A Bread

Making bread is simple. But it will take you some time. Even the bread or manner from heaven needs baking for some time before eating. The ingredients you need are widely available and simple. Every person can learn the simple lesson of making and baking bread at home.


  • 4 cups plain flour.
  • 2 cup whole wheat flour.
  • 1 cup of water.
  • ½ cup peanut oil or extra virgin olive oil (or any of your favourites, but rapeseed oil is not allowed).
  • 3 tablespoonful butter.
  • ½ teaspoon iodized salt.
  • 4 teaspoonful of sugar (more for those having a sweet tooth).
  • 1 teaspoonful of baker's yeast.
  • 1 teaspoonful of baking powder.


  • Grated nutmeg ¼ of a teaspoon. Too much is poisonous; or
  • 2 tablespoonful garlic oil (left-overs from fried garlic. It is much better if the fried garlic is immersed in the oil overnight).


  • 1 or 2 eggs.
  • 3 tablespoonfuls of powder milk.
  • 1 piece of lime, the juice should be squeezed out.

Whole Wheat Flour

Wheat flour help make homemade bread nutritious with organic nutrients
Wheat flour help make homemade bread nutritious with organic nutrients | Source


Butter good to add to make bread
Butter good to add to make bread | Source


1. Baking pan with cover. Use a circular, triangular, square, or flat baking pan. Feel free to use whichever is available.
2. Wire gauze for cooling the hot bread.
3. Bowl for mixing flour and ingredients.
4. Small pan for mixing yeast and sugar.
5. Small pan for stirring egg(s).
6. Knife for cutting the lime.
7. Small grater for grating the nutmeg.

Utensils Varied



You can introduce various natural flavours like garlic, ginger, nutmeg, and so on. Each flavour can help preserve the bread for up to five days. I do not use artificial flavours and preservatives.


Many ways of making bread exist. Some are complicated, based on technology. But here I will tell you how bread can be made at home in simple, easy-to-understand steps that even kids can follow.

One Stop Process

Put 2 cups of white flour and 1 cup of whole-wheat flour with all the other ingredients: salt, sugar, yeast, butter, and cheese; vegetable oil, milk, grated nutmeg, baking powder, and ¼ warm water into the mixing bowl. Cut and squeeze the lime into the mixture. Break the egg and pour into this and mixed all thoroughly into a soft consistency dough. Cover this up and keep into a warm and damp place. It will rise after 15 to 20 minutes. Re-warm the remaining water ¾. Pour some warm water, remaining white flour 2 cups, and whole wheat flour 1 cup, into the dough, and re-mix thoroughly again into a soft dough. You can place this in the baking pan to rise and then bake it, or refrigerate it for up to 3 hours or overnight. Re-knead it into the baking pan, and allow to rise again before baking for 45 minutes.

Put Ingredients in a Bowl

Adding salt to the ingrdients
Adding salt to the ingrdients | Source

Mix Ingredients into a Dough

Ingredients are vital to makebread
Ingredients are vital to makebread | Source

Cover Up the Dough Until Fully Risen


Dough Fully Risen

A bread dough
A bread dough | Source

Grease Bread Pan and Cocer


Re-knead Dough and Put into Bread Pan

Dough waiting to rise
Dough waiting to rise | Source

Dough Fully Risen

The dough is risen and can be baked
The dough is risen and can be baked | Source

Freshly Baked Bread

Bread on wire gauze
Bread on wire gauze | Source

The Finish Product

A homemade bread ready to eat
A homemade bread ready to eat | Source

Step By Step Method

  1. Pour ¼ of the warm water into the mixing bowl.
  2. Put 1 teaspoonful of sugar into the water, and mix thoroughly.
  3. Add ½ teaspoon yeast into this and mix well.
  4. Add ½ teaspoon salt and mix.
  5. Break the egg into the small pan, stir it and pour into the bowl.
  6. Add the grated nutmeg.
  7. Slice the lime and squeeze its juice into the bowl.
  8. Pour the peanut or olive oil into the mixture and mix thoroughly.
  9. Measure 2 cups white flour and 1 cup whole wheat flour into the mixture.
  10. Add 2 tablespoonful garlic oil into the bowl.
  11. Scoop 3 tablespoonful of butter into this. Add cheese for extra flavour if desired.
  12. Mix thoroughly into a soft, consistent dough. Additional water is necessary to achieve the consistency effect.
  13. Cover the dough and wait for 20 minutes for it to rise.
  14. Meanwhile, re-warm the remaining water ¾ in the cup.
  15. Bring up the dough after the 20 minutes and pour the remaining flour (2 cups white, and1 cup whole wheat) and water small at a time. Mix through again into a dough, and place it in the bowl. Refrigerated it to rise twice its size.
  16. When the dough is fully rising again, re-knead it and place it in the baking pan, until it rises twice its size.
  17. Meanwhile, grease the baking pan and cover with 1 tablespoon of butter. Some peanut or olive oil is necessary, so the bread can easily come out of the pan.
  18. Place the dough into the baking pan and cover it up again until fully rise. It will take about 2-hours.
  19. Heat oven or gas and turn to 7.
  20. Bake for 35 to 45 minutes, depending on the size of the bread. A small bread will take 25 minutes to be done.
  21. Removed from oven when done, and placed on wire mesh for the pan to cool. Then remove bread from the pan after 3 to 5 minutes. Allow 15 to 20 minutes for more cooling before wrapping the bread up in a good waterproof bag.

A Delicious, Nice, and Nutritious Homemade Bread

Bread made at home is better than those bought at a baker shop
Bread made at home is better than those bought at a baker shop | Source

Zero Into a Balanced Diet

If you are noticing, you will see that except for the white flour, this bread is made with real egg, milk, whole wheat flour, lime juice, and nutmeg; garlic, cheese, virgin olive oil, or peanut oil. These are natural food items. You can eat your homemade bread with legumes, seeds, nuts, fruits, and vegetables. This is zeroing into a balanced diet.

Some persons have added chia seeds, cashew nuts, dried fruits, and certain vegetables into the dough before baking. It's that nice, and that depends on individual or family taste

A Balanced Meal

Your homemade bread can be can be eaten with legume, fruits and nuts to make a balance meal
Your homemade bread can be can be eaten with legume, fruits and nuts to make a balance meal | Source


Bread made at home is more nutritious, delicious, and healthy. As this bread is made with more than three third of natural ingredients, it can be eaten with fruits and vegetables to conform to a balanced diet.


  1. Contemporary General Studies, by Dr. J. D. Atemie & N. Onuobia; Uniport & Hercon Investments Ltd, University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria.
  2. Egypt bread

3. Bread history.

4. Bread making

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2018 Miebakagh Fiberesima


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