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Thursday, July 23, 2015

classic white bread

Classic white bread beautifully baked, perfectely smooth texture. Ideal for yummiest toasts and sandwiches 

Ingredients: will yield 2 loaves
6.5 cups plain flour
3 tbs sugar
1 tbs salt
41/2 tsp active dry yeast
21/4 cups very warm water
2 tbs softened butter or olive oil
melted butter for greasing
In a big bowl stir half of the flour, sugar, salt, softened butter and yeast until well mixed
Add warm water and beat with electric mixer or manually for 2 minutes untill you'll get a mixer with no lumps.
Stir remaining flour adding 1 cup a time until dough become easy to knead or handle. Place dough on a lightly floured surface and knead well for 10 minutes. you will get a very smooth and springy dough.
Grease a large bowl with butter. Place dough in bowl, cover with cling wrap and leave in warm place for 1 hour. Dough will rise and get doubled in size.
Gently deflate and devide in 2 equal parts. Roll each part in a reactangle and roll toghtly. Fold both eands and pinch to seal the roll.
Place loaves seam side down in greased loaf pans. brush loaves slightly with melted butter, loosely cover and leave for 45 minutes. It'll rise and double in size.

Preheat oven on 210C and bake the loaves on lowest rack for about 25-30 minutes, until you hear a hollow sound on tap and loaves are golden brown.
Remove loaves on cooling rack and immediately brush with melted butter. Let  the loaves cool completely before slicing, so that you can get neat and perfect slices 

Your perfect bread is ready for toast and sandwiches. :) Happy Baking. Any questions and suggestions always welcome :)