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Easy Homemade Freezer Bread

This super-easy bread recipe is so versatile. It can be made and stored in the freezer until needed to make dinner rolls, pizza dough or a loaf of bread!

Course Side Dish
Keyword Easy Homemade Freezer Bread
Prep Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 40 minutes
Servings 4


  • 3 cups warm water 110 degrees
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons active dry yeast
  • 1 cup warm milk 110 degrees
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1/2 cup 1 stick butter, melted
  • 12 cups bread flour plus more for kneading
  • butter for greasing bowl


  1. Pour warm 100-110 degree water and warm milk into a large bowl of a standup mixer. Stir sugar into warm water and milk then add yeast; let proof for five minutes or so, until the mixture bubbles and foams.

  2. Add salt and melted butter to yeast mixture; mix well.
  3. Mix in flour, 1-2 cups at a time.
  4. Using dough hook attachment, knead dough for 10 minutes.
  5. Place dough on floured surface and knead by hand for 7-10 minutes more, adding additional flour as necessary, until dough is smooth. (If kneading entirely by hand, skip step four and simply knead on floured surface until dough is smooth--approximately 15-20 minutes.)

  6. Place dough in bowl greased well with butter, and turn dough once to coat with butter. Cover with a damp towel and place in a warm spot to rise. Let rise until doubled--about 45 minutes to an hour.

  7. Punch down dough and divide into four equal portions. Wrap each portion in plastic wrap or freezer bag and freeze until needed.

  8. To use, thaw dough. For bread, place in greased bread pan and let rise to 1" above pan before baking. Dough can also be used to form dinner rolls--just shape into balls and let rise for 30 minutes--or as homemade pizza dough.  Bake in a pre-heated oven at 350 for 30 minutes or until golden brown. If desired, brush top of hot loaf with melted butter before it cools.