Easy White Bread Recipe

A quick an easy to prepare bread recipe that gives any dish a unique taste. This versatile recipe can be used for white breads, brown breads or bread rolls. Added raisins with a sugar topping gives this bread recipe an edge as it can be served on festivities such as Christmas or Easter.

Ingredients

  • 3 cups white bread flour (or brown bread flour)
  • 1  1/4 cup of warm water
  • 10g of baking instant yeast
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons of sugar
  • 3 tablespoons of vegetable oil

Method

  1. Combine flour, yeast, salt, and sugar.
  2. Form a hole in the centre (a well).
  3. Add warm water and oil.
  4. Mix until a dough is formed.
  5. The dough will be sticky, do not add more flour to the dough as this will make the bread heavy and dense when baked.
  6. Knead the dough for 10 minutes.
  7. The dough will appear smooth and sticky.
  8. Place the dough into a lightly oiled bowl.
  9.  Cover the bowl. Leave the dough to prove for 1 hour.
  10. After an hour, knead the bread dough for 10 minutes.
  11. If the dough is used for rolls, roll the dough into a long sausage shape and cut 8 equal parts.
  12. Roll the 8 pieces of dough into oblong or round bread rolls.
  13. Depending on what the dough is used for place the dough in a greased loaf tin for bread or place the 8 shaped rolls on a flat baking tray.
  14. Cover the dough and allow the dough to prove for a further 15-20 minutes.
  15. Bake the bread in the oven on 220 degrees for 15-20 minutes.
  16. Remove the bread from the baking tray and cover with a tea towel.
  17. This allows the moisture of the bread to be absorbed preventing the bread from ‘sweating’ and becoming soggy.

 



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