Anna's Family Kitchen was inspired by my love of food and desire to feed my family healthy, home cooked wholesome meals that are beautifully presented and appealing but don’t require hours of prep in the kitchen.
The Easiest White Loaf Recipe
Here’s my easy loaf recipe. This recipe will also work with any strong bread flour – white, brown or wholemeal. You could add mixed seeds too. You can’t beat home baked bread and it’s a great kids activity too.
Makes: 1 loaf
Prep: 5 minutes plus proving time
Cooking: 30-35 minutes
Total: 40 minutes
500g Strong White Flour
7g easy yeast
1 tsp Salt
350ml warm water
2 tbsp olive oil
If mixing my hand, tip all the ingredients apart from the water into a large bowl. Give everything a stir and make a well in the middle.
Start adding the water a little at a time stirring with a silicone spatula. Once all the water has gone in get your hands in and form a dough.
Knead for 10 minutes.
If using a dough hook on a mixer simply mix the dry ingredients with the olive oil and then pour in the water and let the mixer do its thing for 5 minutes.
Lightly oil a bowl. I use spray oil in the same mixer bowl. Put your dough in the bowl, cover with cling film and put somewhere warm for the dough to prove for an hour. It should double on size.
Knock the dough back and plop it into a loaf tin lined with parchment.
Cover again with oiled cling film (again I use spray oil) and leave to prove again for 30 minutes.
Remove the cling film and put in a 200 degree oven (180 fan) for 30-35 minutes.
Lift it out of the tin and tap its bottom. It should sound hollow.