Learn how to make old style traditional bread easily at home. 1 Prepare your ingredients and let them come to room temperature. 2 Attach a dough hook to your mixer. Put all the ingredients in your work bowl and mix for 3 -4 minutes on low until the dough pulls away from the sides of the bowl. 3 Let the dough raise for about one hour and twenty minutes. Punch down the dough for a second time. Let the bread sit about 10 minutes. 4 Preheat oven 375 degrees. Place bread in baking pan. Cook for 35 minutes.