Basic white bread

Recipe from: 8/1/2000 12:00:00 AM
Ingredients 5
Servings 1
Time 20 min + rising time


  • 680
    white bread flour
  • 10
  • 10
    instant dried yeast
  • 30
  • 450
    lukewarm water


30-35 min
Place flour, salt and yeast in a large bowl. Mix water and oil together in a jug. Pour water mixture into bowl and mix quickly to form a soft dough. Turn out on to a floured surface and begin kneading. Knead by folding the dough in half towards you, then push down and away from you, using the heel of your hand. Give the dough a quarter turn and repeat this process. Knead for 10 minutes until dough is smooth and elastic. Place dough in a large greased bowl and cover with a damp tea towel. Leave to rise in a warm place for 60-90 minutes, until doubled in size. Knead dough lightly again for 2 minutes. Press out to form a flat shape the length of your baking tin and 3 times the width. Fold the extra width in towards the centre, then place carefully in the greased and lined baking tin with the join in the dough underneath. (Line the baking tin with greaseproof paper to prevent discolouration from the tin and so that the bread can be easily removed from the tin.) Cover again and leave to rise for another hour until doubled in size. Bake in preheated oven at 220 ºC for 30-35 minutes until golden. Makes 1 loaf.

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