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Easy Homemade Bread Recipe by Allinson's

Quick and easy

77 Reviews

  • Egg Free
  • Vegetarian

How to make bread

If you haven’t tried making your own bread before, then this is the best recipe to start with. Making bread is actually very easy. We use Allinson’s very strong white bread flour which will give you great results. In just a few simple steps of mixing, kneading, proving and baking, your house will be filled with the best smell in the world and you'll have a loaf of tasty bread to boot.

Find out below how to make homemade bread from scratch. You've got this.

55Total Time
20Prep Time
35Bake Time
1Serves
Easy

Method

  1. Step 1:

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

  2. Step 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. Step 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. Step 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.

    How to Get a Crisp Crust on your Bread

    For a crisp crust, remove the loaf from the tin and place on a baking sheet for the last 5 minutes of cooking. Once the bread has cooled, wrap the bread in brown paper.

  5. Step 5:

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

  6. Step 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. Step 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.

Ingredients

    • 500g Allinson's very strong white bread flour
    • 1 tsp Salt
    • 1 tsp Silver Spoon White Caster Sugar
    • 15g Unsalted butter
    • 1 sachet Allinson's Easy Bake yeast or Allinson's Time Saver Yeast
    • 300ml Warm water

Utensils

  • 2lb loaf tin

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