Wednesday, 23 March 2011

Easy white bread recipe

The Side Dish blog (the home of side dish and salad collection recipes) invites you to try Easy white bread recipe. Enjoy quick and easy cooking recipes and learn how to make Easy white bread.

A great recipe for an electric breadmaker - or do it the traditional way

Makes 1 loaf
Prep 20 mins
Cook 25 - 30 mins
Plus 2 hours proving


500g strong white flour , plus extra for dusting
2 tsp salt
7g sachet fast-action yeast
3 tbsp olive oil
300ml water


1. Mix the flour, salt and yeast in a large bowl. Make a well in the centre, then add the oil and water, and mix well. If the dough seems a little stiff, add 1-2 tbsp water, mix well then tip onto a lightly floured work surface and knead. Once the dough is satin-smooth, place it in a lightly oiled bowl. Leave to rise for 1 hour until doubled in size or place in the fridge overnight.

2. Line a baking tray with baking parchment. Knock back the dough, then gently mould the dough into a ball. Place it on the baking parchment to prove for a further hour until doubled in size.

3. Heat oven to 220C/fan 200C/gas 7. Dust the loaf with flour and cut a cross about 6cm long into the top of the loaf with a sharp knife. Bake for 25-30 mins until golden brown and the loaf sounds hollow when tapped underneath. Cool on a wire rack.


Saving time
A dough's first rising can be done in the fridge overnight. This slows down the time it takes to rise to double its size, giving it a deeper flavour. It's also a great timesaver, as you can start it the night before, then finish it off the next day.

Nutrition per serving:
204 kcalories, protein 6g, carbohydrate 38g, fat 4 g, saturated fat 1g, fibre 2g, salt 1 g

Recipe from Good Food magazine, October 2005.

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