- Skill level:easy
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For the dough
The Method Enter Bake mode
Classic mode Step 1
Mix the flour, yeast and salt in a big bowl. Mix together the melted butter, sugar and water, then mix in with a cutley knife.
Classic mode Step 2
Tip onto a lightly flour dusted surface and knead for 10 minutes (or use the dough hook attachment on your mixer).
Classic mode Step 3
Lightly grease the mixing bowl with some oil. Put the dough back in, cover the bowl with a clean tea towel and leave to rise until doubled in size.
Classic mode Step 4
Knock back the dough by gently kneading just 5 times to get the air out. Shape into a smooth oval and lift into a lightly oiled 900g/2lb loaf tin.
Classic mode Step 5
Cover the dough again with a clean tea towel and leave to prove until doubled in size again. Preheat your oven to 200’c (fan 180’c, gas mark 6).
Classic mode Step 6
Lift the tin onto the middle oven shelf and bake for 35-40 minutes, until you can lift the bread loaf from the tin and when you tap the base it sounds hollow. Cool on a wire rack.