Jag äter bröd 🍞

Jag äter bröd 🍞

For all my life until the pandemic, I thought that mixing powders and water to make food was some sort of sorcery. 🧙‍♂️

I decided to try it when we were stuck inside, just like most of the world apparently. Yeast was pretty hard to come by here in the first few months of Covid lockdown. (Not that Sweden locked down, but that’s a different topic) I found a dead simple recipe, watched a few YouTubers make it look very easy, and then went for it.

A few notes…

  • Nothing smells better in the house than a fresh loaf of bread baking
  • The hardest part of this is waiting for it to cool down before you slice into it.

I wish in the best of blog traditions, I could have a huge life story about the recipe, and how it’s been passed down through generations and I remember having this amazing bread growing up on the farm… Nope. This was a Google’d recipe, which I ran through ChatGPT to format it to make it easier to read.

Update: Mid writing this.. the loaf cooled down enough to cut a slice, and some butter and dig in. Powder and Water is delicious. 🤤


  • 315ml Warm Water
  • 9g Yeast
  • 9g Brown Sugar
  • 1 Egg
  • 6g Salt
  • 450g Flour


In a large mixing bowl, combine the water, yeast, and sugar.

Stir until dissolved, then add in the egg and salt.

Add the flour one cup at a time. Once the mixture is too stiff to mix with a fork, transferred it to a well-floured countertop.

Knead for 4-5 minutes, or until smooth and elastic. Add more flour if the dough is continues to stick to your hands.

Shape the smooth dough into a ball and place in a bowl. Cover with a dish cloth and let rise in a warm place for one hour (or until the dough has doubled).

Grease a standard-sized loaf pan (9″x5″). After the first rise is complete, punch down the dough and shape it into a “log”. Place it into the loaf pan and allow to rise 20-30 more minutes, or until it starts to peek over the edge of the pan. Bake in a 175c oven for 25-30 minutes, or until lightly browned.