Thursday, July 19, 2012

Recipe: Brown or White Bread

For this recipe you can use brown bread flour or white bread flour.  The images are of brown bread.

Home Baked Brown Bread


  • 7 cups (1kg) bread flour (brown or white)
  • 10ml salt
  • 10ml sugar
  • 10g (1 sachet) instant dry yeast
  • 20ml (1 tablespoon) Margarine
  • 650ml (2.4 cups) lukewarm water

The ingredients

Bread Ingredients


The bread dough after step 3

Bread Dough

  1. Sift flour, salt and sugar together.  Add dry yeast and mix.
  2. Rub margarine into dry ingredients and gradually add lukewarm water to mix to a soft dough.  Add more water if needed.
  3. Turn out onto a lightly floured surface and kneed the dough vigorously for 10 minutes, until smooth and elastic.
  4. Place dough in an oiled bowl, cover, and allow to rest for 20 minutes.
  5. Knock down the dough and divide into two.
  6. Place each portion in a greased 23cm loaf tin, cover with oiled plastic wrap, and leave to rise in a warm place for 30-40 minutes, until double in size.
  7. Brush top with water and bake in a preheated oven at 200ºC (400ºF) for 35 minutes.

Total time: Approximately 2 hours.

Quantity: 2 loaves

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