So I tried again at baking bread. This is loaf number 4. I bought a bag of strong white flour and did not deviate from the instructions on the packet.
Classic White Loaf
Preparation time: 15 minutes + proving
Cooking time: 30 minutes
Makes 1 loaf
500 g Leckford Strong white bread flour
1 tsp salt
7g sachet dried yeast
2 tbsp Leckford cold pressed rapeseed oil
300 ml warm water
- Mix together flour, salt and yeast in a bowl. Add oil and 300 ml warm water and mix to a dough.
- Knead for 10 minutes until smooth. Place in a bowl, cover and leave in a warm place for 40 minutes until doubled in size.
- Preheat the oven to 220oC, gas mark 7.
- Knock back the dough and roll into a ball, place on a greased baking tray and leave for 15 – 20 minutes. Dust in a little flour and bake for 30 minutes until golden.