Basic white bread

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Basic white bread

Servings: 6-8

Prep time: 2hours 10mins

Cook time: 40mins

Easy

Ingredients

500g strong white flour

300ml lukewarm water

7g sachet dried yeast

10g salt

10g honey (or brown sugar)

Instructions

  1. Dissolve honey and yeast in the warm water in a mixing bowl.
  2. Make the dough by tipping the flour and salt into a large bowl and making a well in the middle. Pour in the water mixture and use a wooden spoon to mix the flour and water together until combined to a slightly wet, workable dough.
  3. Tip the dough onto a lightly floured surface and knead for at least 10 mins until smooth and elastic. (This can also be done in a mixer with a dough hook, in fact, I used my Kitchen Aid.)
  4. Place the dough in a clean bowl, cover with cling film and leave to rise in a warm place (20-25┬║C if possible) for an hour, until doubled in size.
  5. Heat oven to 160┬║C. Knock back the dough by tipping it back onto a floured surface and pushing the air out. Mould the dough into the desired shape and place in the tin or mould. Cover with a damp tea towel and leave for 30 mins.
  6. Dust the top of the loaf with a little more flour and slash the top with a sharp knife (optional, depending on the desired shape).
  7. Bake the bread for 30-40mins at 160┬║C until the loaf sounds hollow when removed from the tin and tapped on the base.
  8. Leave the bread on a wire rack to cool completely.

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