Thursday, June 5, 2008

Basic White Bread

I tried this recipe because it looked so simple. Yup, it is simple but take sometime to get the end product, but worth it. My family loved it.

Basic White Bread


3 cups of flour
1/2 tablespoon sugar
1.25teaspoon salt
1/2 packet dried yeast
1 cup of warm water(~ 48°C)
1 tablespoon butter (melted)


1.In a large mixing bowl combine 1 cup flour, sugar, salt, and yeast. Beating at low speed, add the water and butter. Continue beating at high speed for 3 minutes. Add 1/4 cup flour and beat 4 minutes longer.

2. Put in 1 cup flour, or enough to make a soft dough. Turn out onto a lightly floured surface.

3. Knead for about 8 to 10 minutes,, or until dough is smooth and elastic, adding a little more flour as necessary.

4.Place dough in a large buttered bowl, turning to butter top. Cover with a clean towel and let rise for about 1 hour in a
warm place, free of drafts.

5. Punch dough down; knead until smooth. cover with the mixing bowl, and let stand for 15 minutes longer. Roll into a 12x9-inch rectangle. Starting with the narrow edge, roll up, turning ends under to make loaf to fit pan.

6. Place roll seam side down in greased loaf pan, 9x5x3-inches. Cover pan with clean towel and let rise in warm place until double, about 45 minutes.

7. Bake loaf at 200°C for 25 to 30 minutes, or until loaf sounds hollow when tapped with fingers.

8. Remove from pans to racks; brush with butter for a soft, more flavourful crust, if desired


  1. poppet bangkrup la bakery bakery di taman indah permai tu. yes comes Poppet the baker!

  2. inda juga bengkrap lah val... sebab pemalas juga mo masak tu bread hahahaha...

  3. huhuhu, why it takes time to doubled the dough, i'm tired of waiting... heheh

  4. Jomel, tell me about it! hahaha... I don't like waiting either... but can't do anything.. it is all up to the yeast :)