Thursday, 11 September 2014

White Bread

White Bread 

I have made Whole Wheat Bread, Oats Bread etc, but I was looking at my blog and was surprised to find that it did not have the Basic White bread recipe, So decided to make one and have it on my blog.

It was so soft and fluffy. I also some dried Italian herbs to add a lots of flavor. OMG the aroma while Bread was baking was amazing.

Maida or APF - 3 Cups
Warm Water - 1 Cup (Not too hot , not too cold)
Sugar - 1 Tablespoon
Salt - 1 Teaspoon
Dried herbs - 1/2 teaspoon (Optional)
Yeast - 1.5 Teaspoon (1 Teaspoon Instant yeast, 1.5 teaspoon Active Dry or 3 teaspoon Fresh Yeast)
Olive Oil - 1 tablespoon


  • In a bowl, take a cup of warm water to this add the sugar and mix it well
  • To this add the yeast and mix.
  • Cover the bowl with a plate and keep it aside for 5 minutes or till the yeast becomes frothy.
  • Once the yeast is frothy add the Maida or APF and Salt and knead well for 10 minutes.
  • Add the dry herbs if you are using them.
  • Smear the olive oil all over the dough and let it raise for 1 or 1.2 Hours or till it has doubled.
  • Cover with a damp cloth during this process. 
  • Once it has doubled , bring it to your kitchen counter and punch it down and knead for 5 minutes
  • Then shape as per your wish and place it in a greased loaf tin.
  • Cover with a damp cloth and allow it to rise for 30-45 minutes.
  • After 30-45 minutes, Bake it in a Preheated oven for 30-40 Minutes at 160C.
  • I did Milk Wash before I baked my bread for the shiny texture.
  • Once done allow it to cool completely before slicing it
 Milk Wash - Take a Tablespoon of Milk and using a pastry brush slightly brush on the loaf before baking. 


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