Household White Bread Recipe

household white bread

Ingredients for Household White Bread:

  • 7 lb (3.2 kg) strong white flour
  • 1 oz (25 g) salt
  • 3½ pints (2 litres) water
  • 2 oz (56 g) fresh yeast or 1 oz (28 g) dried
  • 2 teaspoons caster sugar

Method for Household White Bread:

  1. Mix the flour and salt together in a bowl and leave in a warm place.
  2. Cream the yeast with the caster sugar and add 1½ pints (900 ml) warm water. Leave until frothy.
  3. Make a well in the centre of the flour and add the yeast mixture.
  4. Sprinkle with flour and leave for 15 – 20 minutes to set the sponge.
  5. Mix to an elastic dough, adding more warm water as necessary.
  6. Beat well with the hands to mix thoroughly.
  7. Put into a clean bowl, cover with a damp tea towel and leave to rise in a warm place for about 1 hour, until doubled in size.
  8. Turn the dough on to a floured board and knead well for 10 minutes.
  9. Divide the mixture equally into 4 and knead the pieces again.
  10. Put into 4 2lb (900 g) warmed, greased and lightly floured tins, cover with a clean cloth and leave to prove until the dough just reaches the tops of the tins.
  11. Bake in a pre-heated oven set at Gas Mark 7 (425°F/220°C) for about 45 – 60 minutes until they sound hollow when tapped at the bottom.
  12. Cool on a wire rack.

Makes 4 2lb (900 g) loaves. Alternately divide into 8 and make 8 1lb (450 g) loaves.

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