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Easy white bread – Homemade crusty bread
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Easy white bread – Homemade crusty bread

easy white bread
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You may have seen on my social media recently, that the middle boy had been busy in the kitchen and decided to make us some easy fresh bread. I managed to sit him down and grab the recipe from him. As you can see, it looks amazing! I can also assure you that it tasted just as good. Crusty on the outside and soft on the inside. Just as it should be.

easy white bread
Yields8 Servings
Prep Time2 hrsCook Time30 minsTotal Time2 hrs 30 mins
Easy white bread
 500 g Strong white flourplus extra for dusting/finishing
 7 g Sachet of yeast
 40 g soft butter
 1.50 tsp Salt
 A drizzle of either sunflower or olive oil
 300 ml Warm water
Easy white bread
1

Add the flour, butter, yeast and salt to a bowl and mix together.

2

Pour in around half of the water and give it a good mix together with your fingers. Continue to add the water a little bit at a time, combining the mixture and collecting all the flour from the sides of the bowl. The dough needs to be well mixed but not soggy or sticky.

3

Add 1 teaspoon of oil to a clean work surface, chuck the dough onto it and start kneading and folding. You will need to do this for around 5 minutes until the dough is stretchy and smooth.

4

Clean and oil your mixing bowl and place the dough back into it and cover with a damp tea towel. Let this prove for about an hour or until it has doubled in size.

5

Line a baking tray with baking paper.

6

Once the dough has doubled in size, begin kneading it again. This will knock the air out of it.

Easy white bread - Soft on the inside and crusty on the outside
7

Place the dough onto the baking tray and cover again with the tea towel. Let it sit for around an hour, or it has doubled in size.

8

Using a sharp knife, slice cuts into the top about 1cm deep, in a diamond pattern. Cook in a preheated oven (180 fan), for about 30 minutes. You know that it is cooked when it sounds hollow and is a golden colour.

Top Tip
9

Place some water in another tray underneath the cooking bread. The steam created will help the bread develop and crisp crust.

Easy white bread
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Ingredients

Easy white bread
 500 g Strong white flourplus extra for dusting/finishing
 7 g Sachet of yeast
 40 g soft butter
 1.50 tsp Salt
 A drizzle of either sunflower or olive oil
 300 ml Warm water

Directions

Easy white bread
1

Add the flour, butter, yeast and salt to a bowl and mix together.

2

Pour in around half of the water and give it a good mix together with your fingers. Continue to add the water a little bit at a time, combining the mixture and collecting all the flour from the sides of the bowl. The dough needs to be well mixed but not soggy or sticky.

3

Add 1 teaspoon of oil to a clean work surface, chuck the dough onto it and start kneading and folding. You will need to do this for around 5 minutes until the dough is stretchy and smooth.

4

Clean and oil your mixing bowl and place the dough back into it and cover with a damp tea towel. Let this prove for about an hour or until it has doubled in size.

5

Line a baking tray with baking paper.

6

Once the dough has doubled in size, begin kneading it again. This will knock the air out of it.

Easy white bread - Soft on the inside and crusty on the outside
7

Place the dough onto the baking tray and cover again with the tea towel. Let it sit for around an hour, or it has doubled in size.

8

Using a sharp knife, slice cuts into the top about 1cm deep, in a diamond pattern. Cook in a preheated oven (180 fan), for about 30 minutes. You know that it is cooked when it sounds hollow and is a golden colour.

Top Tip
9

Place some water in another tray underneath the cooking bread. The steam created will help the bread develop and crisp crust.

Easy white bread
10

If you like this recipe don't forget to follow me on Facebook, Instagram & Twitter

You can find all my delicious and affordable recipes here.

Easy white bread – Homemade crusty bread

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(2) Comments

  1. Guess what my eldest has been making lots of recently, inspired by her food tech classes??? Yup, white bread! That said, I love the patter on the top of this. I’ll speak to her, see if she’ll give your recipe a go.

    1. I think my lads love of baking is inspired by food tech classes too. Let me know how she gets on if she does try the recipe

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