White bread

    2 hours 20 min

    A foolproof, easy white bread recipe that makes two loaves. All the better, as you can freeze one for fresh bread later!

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    Serves: 24 

    • 475ml warm water (45 degrees C)
    • 100g caster sugar
    • 1 1/2 tablespoons dried active baking yeast
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
    • 4 tablespoons vegetable oil
    • 820g strong white bread flour

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Extra time:1hr30min rising  ›  Ready in:2hr20min 

    1. In a large bowl, dissolve the sugar in warm water, and then stir in yeast. Allow to proof until yeast resembles a creamy foam.
    2. Mix salt and oil into the yeast mixture. Mix in flour about 125g at a time. Knead dough on a lightly floured surface until smooth. Place in a well oiled bowl, and turn dough to coat. Cover with a damp cloth. Allow to rise until doubled in bulk, about 1 hour.
    3. Punch dough down. Knead for a few minutes, and divide in half. Shape into loaves, and place into two well oiled 23x13cm (9x5 in) loaf tins. Allow to rise for 30 minutes, or until dough has risen 2.5cm (1 in) above tins.
    4. Bake in a preheated 180 C / Gas 4 oven for 30 minutes.

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    very useful basic recipe  -  27 Feb 2012


    what a great recipe! I admit I did abandon the breadmaker and cooked this in the oven. Thanks for the recipe :-)  -  29 Jun 2014


    I love this, it's different from what I'm used to but my daughter and husband love it. Doesn't even need toppings, it can be ate with just butter and it's still great. Made two loaves and one is already gone by the next morning lol. Thank you so much for posting this.  -  27 Dec 2013