Hand Baked Classic White Bread

  • Total Time

    20m
    • Prep Time

      5m
    • Bake Time

      15m
  • Makes

    1


This hand baked classic white bread recipe is perfect for all those occasions when only a homebaked white loaf will do.

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 230°C (fan 210°C, gas mark 8). Sift the flour and salt into a large bowl, stir in the sugar and yeast, then rub in the butter.

  2. Add enough water and mix to form a soft dough.

  3. Knead the dough on a lightly floured surface for up to 10 minutes until smooth and elastic.

  4. Shape the dough on a baking tray or place in a tin, cover and leave to rise in a warm place until doubled in size for 30 to 45 minutes.

  5. Bake the loaf for 15 minutes, then reduce oven temperature to 200°C (fan 180°C, gas mark 6) and bake for a further 15-20 minutes, or until the bread is risen and golden brown and sounds hollow when tapped underneath.

  6. Turn out and cool on a wire rack.

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Reviews

  1. 5 star rating

    Yes, a nice easy recipe and flexible too. Long live baking mad.com!

  2. 5 star rating

    as a new Baker I'm loving making bread especially these bread recipes x I've made the traditional and the classic x actually making the classic bread but turning into bread rolls hope works will let you know thanks for the recipes x good luck bakers and stay safe plz x

  3. 5 star rating

    Fantastic and easy recipe. My family loves it and I am baking two loafs every other day. I have added mixed seeds for a little extra yummy yummy factor 😉😁

  4. 5 star rating

    So easy and delicious. Without lockdown would never have tried it.. buts it’s now a family favourite x

  5. 1 star rating

    One of the comments refer to the second prove yet the recipe only states one prove?
    ________________________________________________
    Hi,
    This is a 1 prove bread, but you can leave it for 2 proves if you prefer,
    Happy Baking :-)
    Sarah

  6. 5 star rating

    tried it for first time last night. absolutely fab! I do need to leave the second prove a bit longer tho to get a bigger rise.

  7. 5 star rating

    ive used this and similar recipes for the last 12 years, NEVER going to buy another loaf of bread from a shop again.

  8. 5 star rating

    Love your recipes they always come out great simple instructions love experimenting with them

  9. 5 star rating

    Easy recipe and instruction clear. Taste great .. now a family favourite

  10. 5 star rating

    Easy recipe and instruction clear. Taste great .. now a family favourite

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