About this recipe:After trying 101 recipes for a white loaf, I always ended up with a heavy dense loaf. After experimenting for some time, I have come up with this light weight yummy loaf. Have a go and see what you think.
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Method Prep:10min › Cook:2hr › Ready in:2hr10min
Measure milk and water and warm until it is tepid, not hot.
Add fast acting yeast and caster sugar and stir together with a fork. Pour this into the pan of a breadmaker. Let stand for about 5 minutes while measuring the other ingredients out.
Measure flour and stir salt into it. Tip this into bread pan on top of milk mixture.
Melt butter just until runny in the microwave, about 30 seconds. Tip this on top of the flour.
Last of all beat the egg. Tip this on top of the butter and flour.
Put bread on to bake. I use the White loaf, Rapid bake, Medium size loaf and Medium crust settings. Mine takes 1hr and 50 minutes. I have tried the normal (longer) bake and it didn't taste any different. This makes a good size loaf, which when cooked and cooled weighs about 1 1/2 lb or about 680g.
I use full fat milk. If you use semi-skimmed, add the full 8oz of the semi-skimmed and no water is needed.
Remember, breadmakers differ. I have given the baking instructions for my machine; different flours or yeast give different results. I use Allinsons® yeast in light green packets (Asda sell 3kg bags).
I keep my eggs in the fridge, and take one out on the morning to reach room temperature.
I tried this on the two hour fast bake and it came out very heavy, but when I run it for the full three hours I get an excellent result each time. Made about twenty since and every one a winner!
Cristo - 03 Mar 2013
This is the best bread i have made in my bread maker it tastes great and has a good crumb and the crust is just right my rapid bake time on my machine is 1hr 30 mins and it came out great. I am going to double up the ingredients to see if i can get a bigger size loaf. - 13 Mar 2012