Katy Bread

So, I’ve had several requests recently for my mother‘s bread recipe, which I make so often, and the easiest way to keep giving it to people is to put it up here.  A little background…My mom used to make this bread for every pot-luck, special occasion (always requested on birthdays and holidays!), or meal she delivered to those who were sick or had just had a baby. It quickly became “famous” amongst friends and family and she was always getting requests for it or for the recipe. After her death, those of us who have the recipe switched from calling it”homemade bread” to “Katy bread” – a little way for her to live on at all those occasions when we enjoy it. So here it is,

Easiest bread recipe EVER. (I’ll post pictures next time I make it)

Katy Bread


2 Tbsp. active dry yeast,

1 Tbsp. sugar

1/2 Tbsp. salt

2 cups warm water

in large mixing bowl. Let sit for 10 minutes to allow yeast to dissolve and expand.


3 Tbsp. sugar

1/2 Tbsp salt

4.5-5 cups all purpose flour (or whole wheat or a mixture of the two)

Stir and then knead for 3-4 minutes. (Add a little more flour if it seems to sticky)

Cover and let rise for 1-1.5 hours.

Preheat oven 350 degrees, knead down, twist into long loaf and place on buttered or non-stick-sprayed baking sheet.

Cook for 25 min. or until golden brown on top.

Run a stick of butter over top while still hot.  Wait 5-10 minutes to slice so that its easier to cut into.

Additions:  Sometimes I mix flax seed, sesame seed, wheat germ, rolled oats, pumpkin seeds, or sunflower seeds (or combination of two or three) to create texture and vary it a bit.   OR roll loaf in sesame seeds before baking.


4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Elise
    Oct 04, 2013 @ 03:07:05

    Just made Katy Bread for the first time tonight and it was truly easy and truly yummy! 🙂 Thinking of you all, Kimberly, and praying that God’s abundant grace, blessing, protection, and provision be upon your whole sweet Iverson clan as you seek to carry out Jesus’ mission in GA!


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