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255Total Time
220Prep Time
35Bake Time

White Bread Recipe

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  • Egg-Free Recipes
  • Vegetarian

About our white bread recipe:

Fancy dialling your lunch up a notch? Whether it's a Cheese Ploughman's or a grilled cheese toastie oozing with melted cheese, this white loaf recipe makes it easy for you to achieve a deli-style lunch in the comfort of your home.

Whether it's filling your home with the smell of freshly-baked bread, the the crackle as you slice into your loaf before slathering it with butter, or simply watching you family tuck into their gooey eggs and soldiers, there's so much to love about bread baking. We love using Allinson's Flour range for our bread recipes, as it's perfect for kneading newbies or bread fanatics.

What are the 4 main ingredients in bread?

The four main ingredients in our white bread recipe are flour, yeast, water, and salt.

If you like this recipe, you could try our seeded knot rolls recipe – they're made using Allinson's white flour for a perfect fluffy bake every time.

255Total Time
220Prep Time
35Bake Time

Crunchiest crust with the cheesiest filling.

Bake with Allinson's
Allinson's Strong White Bread Flour


  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:


    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:


    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:


    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:


    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.


  • 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


  • 2lb loaf tin
  • Mixing bowl

Nutritional Information

per 47g
  • 120cal Energy
  • 1.2g Fat
  • 0.6g of which Saturates
  • 23g Carbohydrates
  • 0.5g of which Sugars
  • 4.1g Protein
  • 0.47g Salt

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