Basic white bread



Category: Baking

Makes 2 loaves
Tried and tested. My personal recipe

1kg flour
12.5ml salt25ml sugar
50ml oil
10g instant dry yeast
500ml warm water

Mix all ingredients in a large bowl to form a rough dough. Knead thorougly until smooth. Grease bowl with oil and place ball of dough in bowl. Brush top of dough with oil. Cover and leave to rise. Knead again to even out

 texture. Divide dough into 2 pieces. Roll each piece out with a rolling pin to the length of the bread tin and twice its width. Use 23cm tins. Roll dough up tightly and place into greased 23cm tins, placing the seam at the bottom. Brush surface with oil and leave to rise in a warm place. The dough must rise over the top of the tins. Sprinkle the tops of the loaves with flour or glaze with beaten egg and bake at 210°C for 45 minutes. When baked, the loaf should sound hollow when tapped.


1) Pizza: Use half the dough and roll out into pizza. Prepare as usual and bake at 210°C for 10 minutes

2) Farmhouse loaf: Cut a slit in the top of the crust lengthways, sprinkle flour over top of loaf and bake.

3) Crown loaf: Divide dough into 7 equal pieces. Mould into balls and arrange in a 20cm round baking tin. After proving, egg wash and sprinkle sesame seeds over. Bake.
4) Cottage loaf: Divide dough in 3/4 and 1/4. Mould each into a ball. Push the handle of a wooden spoon in to make a hole. Make a mushroom shape of the smaller ball and anchor the stem into the hole made in the base. Press the wooden spoon handle through the center of both to join and remove spoon immediately. Prove, gla

ze and bake.

5) Plaited loaf: Divide dough into 4 equal pieces. Roll each into a long sausage. Join in the center and fold each piece over exactly opposite each other or divide dough into 3 pieces and plait in the traditional way. Prove, glaze, sprinkle with sesame seeds and bake.




2 responses to “Basic white bread

  1. Sonja

    October 24, 2012 at 11:59 pm

    Bly om te sien jy bak ook brood! Ek het vanaand bruinbrood gebak, baie maklik en lekker. Ek koop amper nie meer brood vir my gesin nie. As jy nog vleg metodes wil he vir 4 strand, se net ;-)

    • tintalasia

      October 25, 2012 at 12:10 am

      Jou brood is baie spesiaal! Ek weet nooit hoe om die gevlegde brode op te dien nie *skaam*


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