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255Total Time
220Prep Time
35Bake Time

Classic White Bread Loaf

119 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 yeast bread recipe for beginner bakers, the classic white loaf is an Allinson favourite.

What are the 4 main ingredients in bread?

The four main ingredients in our white bread recipe are flour, yeast, water, and salt. All the other ingredients in this recipe are there to add flavor, nutrition, color, and to change the characteristics of the crumb.

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


  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

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