White Bread Recipe

White Bread Recipe

Ingredients : Makes two 23 x 13 cm loaves

50 ml

15 ml

30 ml

475 ml

25 g

10 ml

900 g

Lukewarm water

Active dried yeast

Sugar

Lukewarm milk

Butter or margarine, at room temperature

Salt

Strong flour

Method :
  • Combine the water, yeast and 15 ml sugar in a measuring jug and leave for 15 minutes until frothy.
  • Pour the milk into a large bowl.
  • Add the remaining sugar, the butter or margarine, and salt.
  • Stir in the yeast mixture, then stir in the flour, 150 g at a time, until a stiff dough is obtained.
  • Transfer the dough to a floured surface. Knead the dough until it is smooth and elastic, then place it in a large greased bowl, cover with a plastic bag, and leave to rise in a warm place until doubled in volume, about 2-3 hours.
  • Grease two 23 x 13cm tins. Punch down the dough and divide in half. Form into loaf shapes and place in the tins, seam-sides down.
  • Cover and leave to rise again until almost doubled in volume, about 45  minutes.
  • Meanwhile preheat the oven to 190oC / 375oF / Gas 5.
  • Bake until firm and brown, about 45-50 minutes.
  • Turn out and tap the base of a loaf, if it sounds hollow the loaf is done.
  • If necessary, return to the oven and bake for a few minutes longer. Turn out and cool on a wire rack.

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