Mark Bittman's Fast Bread

A faster way to get bread on the table.


  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp yeast
  • 1 1/4 cup warm water


  • In a food processor, mix the flour, yeast, and salt until blended. Add the water and mix about 30 seconds. Shape into a loaf, round or oblong, and place on a greased pan. Cover with a towel and let rise in a warm place for an hour. (You can get by with less if need be. I like to turn the oven on for a minute, then turn it off and put the bread in there to rise if I don't need the oven in the meantime.)
  • Preheat the oven to 425 and bake for 30 to 40 minutes. Let sit for 10 minutes before slicing.