White Bread

Note:  This recipe is NOT gluten free.

Ingredients:

  • 275mls warm water
  • 2 teaspoons yeast
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 50 mls oil
  • 3 cups plain flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Breadmaker Instructions:

  1. Put the yeast, sugar and water into the bread pan.  Rest for 10 minutes to allow the yeast to activate.  It should rise up and be fluffy.
  2. Add the rest of the ingredients and put the pan into the machine.  Set on the basic setting with a light crust and the largest size.
  3. Handmade Instructions:
  4. Put the yeast, sugar and water into a bowl.  Rest for 10 minutes to allow the yeast to activate.  It should rise up and be fluffy.
  5. Add the oil, flour and salt.  Using two knives, start to mix.  Once, it's mixed enough, get your hands in and mix it all together.  
  6. Turn the dough out onto a floured board and knead for about 10 minutes (good arm exercise, switch between hands so you get even workout).  
  7. Put the bread into a well oiled bowl and cover with greased cling wrap.  Microwave on low (I use the 30% setting on my microwave) for 1 minute.
  8. Rest for 10 minutes. Repeat.
  9. Put the bread into a loaf tin.
  10. Bake for 30 minutes or until golden brown at 220 celsius.
  11. When cooked take the bread out of the oven and cover with a dish towel for 15 minutes.  Turn out onto a cooling rack.  

Resist the urge to eat it straight away.