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Offline Trompie67

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Easy White Bread Recipe
« on: January 18, 2021, 08:37:29 AM »
This has become a firm favourite & as such a weekly bake at Casa Da Trompie!

I make it as a vegan option, so no milk or butter - the alternative options are listed below too.

2 & a half cups of tepid water (can do 50/50 milk & water if you prefer)
7 tablespoons white sugar
1 x 10g yeast sachet
3 teaspoons salt

Mix the above together in a large mixing bowl, leave for 5 minutes.

Add 900 grams of all purpose or wheat or bread flour (I use the Eureka Mills white bread flour).
Add 7 tablespoons of olive oil. (can use butter or lard instead).

Mix together as best as you can (it will be difficult to incorporate it all properly).

Leave for 10 minutes, dough will have more structure. Continue to mix in the bowl for another 5 minutes.

Cover & leave for 30 minutes.



After 30 minutes dough will have more structure & be softer. It can now be kneaded on a floured surface - stretch & fold, turn 90 degrees & repeat for 10 minutes.

Oil a bowl, place dough into bowl, lightly oil the top of the dough & cover.




Leave to proof for 2 to 3 hours, dough will double in size.





Flour a surface, remove dough from bowl, knead as before for approx 10 minutes.

The stretch the dough out (you can use a rolling pin to do this) so it is as wide as the loaf pan you are going to use.




Roll the dough, pulling slightly as you roll so you stretch the dough each time you roll it.

Place it in an oiled loaf pan seam down.




Cover & leave for 2 to 3 hours until it has doubled in size again.




Bake in a preheated oven at 200 degrees for 30 to 40 minutes (30 minutes with a fan oven)

After 10 minutes:



After 20 minutes:




End result:



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With thanks to F_D for this pearl of wisdom!

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Re: Easy White Bread Recipe
« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2021, 08:50:36 AM »
Thanks for sharing, looks absolutely scrumptious, and easy to do as well Ö...

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Re: Easy White Bread Recipe
« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2021, 12:54:49 PM »
@Trompie67 that really does look good. The smell of freshly baked
Bread is one of my favourites the others are petrol, first rainfall and freshly cut grass  :giggle:

Was the taste as I imagine it to be?

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Re: Easy White Bread Recipe
« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2021, 01:57:18 PM »
@Trompie67 that really does look good. The smell of freshly baked
Bread is one of my favourites the others are petrol, first rainfall and freshly cut grass  :giggle:

Was the taste as I imagine it to be?

@Keith996 - not so sure about the taste expectation. You must of course have expected this to come up after the freshly cut grass comment  :ROFLMAO: :ROFLMAO::



 :ROFLMAO: :ROFLMAO:

On a more serious note - it is a fairly sweet bread, one can use less sugar after the first try - I started with 10 tablespoons of sugar (a nice number to start with) & have reduced it to 7, will probably still be happy with 5 tablespoons.
Taste is delicious - especially when still warm with fresh butter spread on a slice!
"Trumpets are a bit more adventurous; they're drunk! Trumpeters are generally drunk. It wets their whistle."
Paul McCartney

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Re: Easy White Bread Recipe
« Reply #4 on: January 18, 2021, 08:03:15 PM »
@Keith996 - not so sure about the taste expectation. You must of course have expected this to come up after the freshly cut grass comment  :ROFLMAO: :ROFLMAO::



 :ROFLMAO: :ROFLMAO:

On a more serious note - it is a fairly sweet bread, one can use less sugar after the first try - I started with 10 tablespoons of sugar (a nice number to start with) & have reduced it to 7, will probably still be happy with 5 tablespoons.
Taste is delicious - especially when still warm with fresh butter spread on a slice!


 :BWAHAHAH: :BWAHAHAH: :BWAHAHAH:

Yes, thatís how I feel!

I will try this weekend. Will post results  :thumbs:


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Re: Easy White Bread Recipe
« Reply #5 on: January 19, 2021, 10:16:40 AM »
Will certainly try this recipe but without the sugar. Us Italians use olive oil and other savoury goodies on our bread. Thanks for sharing.

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