Quick White Bread

Ingredients

  • 500g Doves Farm Organic Strong White Bread Flour
  • 1 tsp Doves Farm Quick Yeast
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 325ml tepid water
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • oil for tins

Method

  1. Oil a 1kg/2lb bread.
  2. Put the flour, yeast, sugar and salt into a large bowl and blend them together.
  3. Stir in the water, and when everything looks craggy and lumpy, stir in the oil.
  4. Using your hands gather everything together into a doughy mass.
  5. Knead the dough in the bowl for 100 presses or pick it up and throw it back into the bowl 100 times. Avoid adding flour if possible.
  6. Shape the dough and put it to the prepared tin.
  7. Invert a large mixing bowl over the tin and leave in a warm place to rise for 45 minutes and pre-heat the oven.
  8. Remove the inverted bowl and bake for 50 – 55 minutes. You will know it’s done when the bottom sounds hollow when tapped.
  9. Leave to cool on a wire rack.