White Bread

White Bread

White bread

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Course: Appetizer, Snack
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Resting Time: 3 hours
Total Time: 4 hours 15 minutes
Servings: 20 slices
Calories: 1701kcal


  • 1.5 tsp dried yeast
  • 11 fl oz water warm to finer temperature
  • 1 lb strong white flour
  • 1 ½ tsp salt


  • In a bowl, sprinkle the yeast into about one third of the water. Leave for 5 minutes; stir to dissolve. In a large bowl Mix the flour and salt together . Make a well in the center and pour in the yeast water.
  • Pour the remaining water into the center of the well. Mix in the flour from the sides of the well. Stir in the reserved water, as needed, to form a firm, moist dough.
  • Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured work surface. Knead until smooth, shiny, and elastic, about 10 minutes.
  • Put the dough in a clean bowl and cover with a tea towel. Leave to rise until doubled in size, about 1 ½ – 2 hours. Knock back, then leave to rest for 10 minutes.
  • Shape the dough into a long loaf about 35 cm in length. Place the shaped loaf on a floured baking sheet and cover with a tea towel. Prove until doubled in size, about 30-45 minutes. Turn the oven to 425°F/220°C
  • Cut five diagonal slashes, each about ¼ in (5mm) deep, across the top of the loaf. Bake in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes until golden brown and hollow-surrounding when tapped underneath. Leave the baked bread to cool on a wire rack.


In the summer or a warm kitchen the bread will rise more quickly.


Calories: 1701kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 63g | Fat: 147g | Saturated Fat: 48g | Cholesterol: 302mg | Sodium: 1011mg | Potassium: 1949mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 1275IU | Vitamin C: 50mg | Calcium: 226mg | Iron: 11.5mg
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