Homemade Bread Recipe

Discover the unsurpassed satisfaction of creating your own fresh fluffy breads, and it is much easier than you think!


Prep Time

20 minutes

Cooking Time



YIELD: 2 loaves

Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 kg SPAR cake flour
  • 5 ml salt
  • 30 ml sugar
  • 1 sachet instant dry yeast (10 g)
  • 125 g SPAR margarine
  • 500 ml water and SPAR milk mixed
  • 2 large eggs

Recipe Method

  1. Combine the flour, salt, sugar and yeast in a 3 litre SPAR Good Living 3 litre porcelain mixing bowl.
  2. Warm the water/milk and margarine together to blood temperature.
  3. Beat in egg, then pour immediately onto the flour, mixing initially with a wooden spoon and then your hands, to bring it together to a smooth dough.
  4. Set aside covered with plastic film in a warm place, until it rises to double its size.
  5. Punch down well using your knuckles which will ensure even distribution of air for a good texture.
  6. Cut the dough in half, and turn one piece into savoury and the other into a tea bread, using these two different methods below.


  1. Work in 100 g SPAR grated cheddar cheese with 1 small finely chopped or grated onion. Grind in a generous amount of black pepper.
  2. Divide the dough into 3 equal pieces and using your hands, roll them into equal size sausages. Plait them firmly together, squeezing at both ends to seal well.
  3. Set aside on a greased SPAR Freshline baking tray, in a warm place to double its size again, while the oven heats to 200 ºC.
  4. Brush with milk and bake for 30 minutes.


  • Chopped cooked bacon
  • Ham and chives
  • Roasted pepper and feta
  • Chilli and cheese


Work in these ingredients:
  • x10 pink and white marshmallows finely chopped
  • x10 SPAR red glace? cherries, chopped
  • 80 ml choc-chips (50 g)
  • 80 ml seedless raisins (50 g)
  1. Shape ¾ of the dough into a bun. Using a wooden spoon handle, push a cavity in the centre of the bun. Shape the ¼ dough into a mushroom shape, and firmly insert the stem end into the cavity.
  2. Set aside on a greased SPAR Freshline baking tray, in a warm place to double its size again, while the oven heats to 200 º C.
  3. Brush with milk and bake for 30 minutes.
  4. When cool, drizzle icing over the tops:


  • 250 ml SPAR icing sugar, sifted
  • +- 25 ml warm water

Hints & Tips

  • The warmth of the sun is the best for superior rising of yeast dough; find a sunny spot near the kitchen. Do not use the warmer draw for either of these variations, as the chocolate and cheese would melt prematurely.
  • Yeast breads are sufficiently baked when the loaf sounds hollow when knocked underneath.
  • Cutting marshmallows is easy if the scissors are dipped into hot water every few snips.