Lulu’s simple white loaf

Lulu’s simple white loaf

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Prep: 30 mins Cook: 35 mins Plus rising and proving

Easy

Makes 1 loaf
Making your own bread at home and the thrill of eating it warm from the oven beats shop-bought any day

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal201
  • fat3g
  • saturates0g
  • carbs35g
  • sugars0g
  • fibre1g
  • protein6g
  • salt1g
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Ingredients

  • 500g strong white bread flour, plus extra for dusting
  • 7g sachet fast-action dried yeast
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
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  • 300ml tepid water

Method

  1. Mix the flour, yeast and salt. Add the olive oil and gradually stir in the tepid water, adding only enough to make a soft dough. Knead with a dough hook in a tabletop mixer for about 7 mins, or using your hands on a lightly floured surface for about 10 mins, until the dough feels bouncy and looks silky rather than dimpled. Put in an oiled bowl, cover and leave to rise until doubled in size.

  2. Oil a 2lb loaf tin. Knock back the dough by kneading the air out of it, then gently mould the dough into a thick sausage. Drop into the tin, cover and prove for 1 hr more until doubled in size.

  3. Heat oven to 220C/200C fan/gas 7. Dust the loaf with flour and cut a slash in the top with a sharp knife. Bake for 30-35 mins until golden brown and the loaf sounds hollow when tapped underneath. Cool on a wire rack.

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Comments (3)

rainforest1's picture
5

Wow, very impressed with the results! Recently started baking bread again with some very time consuming and complex recipes. This bread is every bit as good and can be made in half the time...

NEMS's picture
5

Spot on recipe and works well kneading in Stand food mixer. I needed a little less salt. Didn't have any olive oil so used vegetable oil instead and got a great result. Extremely pleased with the result overall. Favourite recipe. Thank you.

sarahclapton's picture
5

my bread maker broke so this was my first time making from scratch , it was lovely , and easy to make , will use this recipe again

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