After trying my hand at Linda’s bread recipe, I quickly set off scouring the internet for bread recipes and soon realised that I should start with the easy recipes, which resulted in a lot very similar recipes so it was pot luck and I settled on one that I found on NibbleDish and landed up changing it completely! Not sure if it was the right thing to do but the loaf turned out very nicely and I will definitely be making it again.
Easy White Bread
Amended from NibbleDish
4 cups flour
10g packet instant yeast
1 tbsp sugar
1 tsp salt
1 tbsp oil
1 cup water
¼ cup milk
1 egg beaten for egg wash
- Mix 3 cups of the flour with the yeast, sugar and salt.
- Add the oil.
- Combine the water and milk and heat until warm.
- Add the warm liquid to the dry ingredients and mix together.
- Using the 4th cup of flour, flour a work surface and turn out the dough.
- Knead the dough, adding more of the 4th cup of flour as needed, kneading for 10 minutes until the dough is smooth and elastic.
- Place the dough in a bowl, cover with a tea towel and leave somewhere warm to rise until it has doubled in size.
- Once risen, punch the dough down and tip out onto the counter and gently roll it out into a rectangle approximately 18cm X 30cm.
- Roll it up, tuck in the ends, and place it into a greased loaf tin.
- Cover and let rise again until doubled in size.
- Preheat the oven to 180°C.
- Once risen, brush the top with a bit of egg wash and bake for approximately 25 -30 minutes until the loaf is golden brown and sounds hollow when you tap it.
- Remove the bread from the pan immediately and place on a rack to cool.
While the bread was still warm, I made myself as super yummy meatball sarmie.
This bread also makes lovely toast.