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Classic White Bread Loaf by Allinson's

105 Reviews

  • Egg Free
  • Vegetarian

About the bake

Our classic white bread loaf is an all-round crowd pleaser. We like it sliced with soups and sandwiches or popped in our packed lunches for a mid-week treat. A great recipe for beginner bakers, the classic white loaf is an Allinson favourite. If you like this recipe, you could try our seeded knot rolls recipe – all made using Allinson's white dough.

255Total Time
220Prep Time
35Bake Time
1Makes
Easy

Method

  1. Step 1:

    MIX Mix the flour, yeast, sugar and salt in a big bowl. Using your fingertips rub in the butter until only fine ‘crumbs’ are left. Mix in the water with a cutlery knife.

  2. Step 2:

    KNEAD Tip onto a lightly flour dusted surface and knead for 10 minutes (or use the dough hook attachment on your mixer for 5 minutes). 

  3. Step 3:

    RISE

    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.

  4. Step 4:

    SHAPE

    Knock back the dough by gently kneading just 5 times to get the air out. Mould into a smooth oval and lift into a lightly oiled 900g/2lb loaf tin.

  5. Step 5:

    PROVE

    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).

  6. Step 6:

    BAKE

    Lift the tin onto the middle oven shelf and bake for 30-35 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.

Ingredients

  • For the Dough

    • 500g Allinson's Strong White Bread Flour
    • 7g Allinson's Easy Bake Yeast
    • 1.5 tsp Billington's Unrefined Golden Caster Sugar
    • 1.5 tsp Salt
    • 1 tbsp Butter (softened)
    • 300ml Warm water

Utensils

  • 2lb loaf tin
  • Mixing bowl

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