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Easy Bread Squares

There's no kneading or rolling out dough in this extra-easy yeast recipe. I like to serve generous slices alongside spaghetti.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. + rising Bake: 30 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    12-15 servings


  • 3-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 package (1/4 ounce) active dry yeast
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/2 cups warm water (120° to 130°)
  • 2 tablespoons shortening
  • Melted butter


  • In a large bowl, combine 1-1/2 cups flour, sugar, yeast and salt. Add water and shortening. Beat on medium speed for 3 minutes. Stir in remaining flour (batter will be stiff). Do not knead. Cover and let rise in a warm place for 30 minutes.
  • Stir dough down. Spread evenly into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 40 minutes.
  • Bake at 375° for 30-35 minutes or until golden brown. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack. Brush with melted butter. Cut into squares.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 125 calories, 2g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 158mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

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