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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Author: Tamzin

Food activist and childhood nutrition advocate Tamzin Cochrane helps the busiest of people to cook up something healthy and delicious, even after a long day. She also helps companies and schools educate around—and create a culture and environment that truly supports healthy eating. Decades in the foodservice and hospitality industry have given Tamzin a well-rounded perspective on mealtime. She is passionate about bringing back the lost art of families and friends cooking together, and she loves seeing people enjoy the amazing tastes and textures of their communal effort. Inspiring children to cook and expand there horizons on food is very important. She shares this message through virtual coaching and video courses, by speaking at corporations, schools, and events, and through her recently-released video courses. Tamzin is found most often at The Pinny and Trowel Cooking School, which she opened in early 2020, it is located in Austin TX. Tamzin was born in England, grew up in Scotland, and now lives in Austin, Texas with her husband (who incidentally, is Scottish but grew up in England) and their children.

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