Very simple white loaf

  • Total Time

    55m
    • Prep Time

      20m
    • Bake Time

      35m
  • Serves

    1
  • Skill Level

    Easy
  • Dietary Needs

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Making your own bread is surprisingly simple and highly enjoyable; it not only delivers delicious results but it is immensely satisfying, and the kneading is highly therapeutic. Once your have tried it, you will find yourself hooked.

Method

  1. Mix the flour, salt and sugar in a large bowl. Rub in the butter, stir in the yeast.

  2. Make a well in the centre of the flour mixture and add the warm water. Mix together until a soft dough starts to form. This will take a couple of minutes.Turn the dough onto a lightly floured surface. Knead until smooth and elastic, this can take up to 10 minutes

  3. Shape into a loaf and drop into a lightly greased 900g (2lb) loaf tin, or shape into a round on a baking tray. To make rolls, divide the dough in to 50g-75g pieces, shape into balls and place on a warm baking sheet.

  4. Cover the dough with oiled cling film or a damp tea cloth and leave to rise in a warm place for about 45 minutes- 1 hour or until the dough has doubled in size.

  5. Pre-heat your oven to 230°C, 210°C Fan / 450°F / Gas Mark 8.

  6. Sprinkle the dough with a little flour to create a crisp, rustic coating on top of the bread. Place in the centre of the pre-heated oven and bake for 15 minutes then reduce the oven temperature to 200°c (180°C fan, 400°F, gas mark 6) and cook for a further 15-20 minutes until the bread is risen and golden brown and sounds hollow when tapped underneath.

  7. For rolls, bake just for 15-20 minutes at 230C, 210 Fan/450F/Gas Mark 8. Turn out the bread and cool on a wire rack.

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Reviews

  1. 5 star rating

    I have been trying to bake bread for ever, even buying a bread machine with no success aways had break your teeth bread ot always tasted funny maybe yeasty? Then last week I found your website and Halleluha I have found your recipes simple and best of all they taste great. I have not bought shop bread since hoep your profits do not suffer. HA HA.

    I can bake cakes quite but today I am going to try some cakes from your site as there are some I was too nervous to make. Your recipes are so eay to follow that I sure they will be as successful as the bread.

  2. 5 star rating

    First time I have made bread & this turned out great. I have now decided to bake my own in future. All I hope is that it freezes ok

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