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Homemade White Bread

Homemade white bread with 5 simple ingredients. Its so easy and turns out perfectly soft and fluffy every single time!
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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Homemade Bread Loaf
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Proofing Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 50 minutes
Yield: 1 8.5 inches by 4.5 inches loaf
Author: Priya Maha

Ingredients

  • 7 g instant dry yeast
  • 180 ml water (lukewarm)
  • 310 g plain flour
  • 30 g sugar
  • 30 g butter
  • teaspoon salt

Instructions

  • Prepare a loaf tin. Grease it well and set aside.
  • Add yeast to a large mixing bowl. Add half of the water and mix with a spoon until the yeast is dissolved.
  • Add the remaining water, sugar, and flour and knead on medium speed for 2 minutes (with a dough hook attachment).
  • Add the butter and continue to knead until the butter gets fully incorporated into the dough and the dough turns stretchy. This should take approximately 7 to 8 minutes on medium high speed.
  • Form the dough into a ball and place it in a large bowl. If the dough is sticky, add a little more flour.
  • Cover the bowl with a kitchen towel or cling wrap and place it is a warm place to proof. This should take approximately 1 hour depending on the surrounding temperature. The dough should almost triple in size.
  • Press the proofed dough to release air bubbles.
  • Turn the dough onto a lightly floured surface. Flatten with your fingers into a rectangle with the short side of the rectangle measuring the same as the long side of your loaf tin.
  • Roll the dough into a tight roll, tuck the ends underneath and pinch the sides. You can also fold the dough into 3. Place the rolled dough in the prepared loaf tin.
  • Let the loaf proof again until slightly more than double in size.
  • Bake the bread at 165°Celcius on the lowest rack in the oven.
  • Once baked, remove the loaf from the oven and brush the top with melted butter.
  • Let the bread loaf rest in the tin for about 1 minute. Turn it out onto a wire rack to cool completely.
  • Slice the bread after it has completely cooled down for neater slices.

Nutrition

Calories: 777.6kcal | Carbohydrates: 142.4g | Protein: 18.6g | Fat: 14.1g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 32.3mg | Sodium: 892mg | Potassium: 176.6mg | Fiber: 5.4g | Sugar: 15.4g | Vitamin A: 374.9IU | Calcium: 24.8mg | Iron: 7.7mg
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