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Traditional White Bread

Doves Farm recipe

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Make this recipe for one loaf or times it by three and you will have enough bread to freeze for a later date. This basic recipe can easily be adapted to the recipes for flavoured breads.

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Unit of measurement


500 gStrong White Flour or
500 gWhite Spelt Flour
1 tspQuick Yeast
1 tspSugar
300 mlWater
1 tbspVegetable Oil
½ tspSalt


  1. In a large bowl mix together the flour, salt, quick yeast and sugar.
  2. Carefully measure the water and roughly mix it into the flour.
  3. While the dough is still lumpy add the oil and knead well until it feels smooth and pliable.
  4. Leave the dough in a bowl covered with a tea towel, in a draught free place, for the dough to double in size (This should take about an hour). To make a quick bread omit this stage and proceed straight to step 6.
  5. Turn the dough out onto a floured surface and knead the dough firmly for several minutes.
  6. Shape the dough and put it into an oiled 1kg/2lb bread tin or place it on an oiled baking sheet.
  7. Cover & leave dough to rise for about 25 minutes in a warm place.
  8. Bake in a pre-heated oven for 35/40 minutes.

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Temperature & cooking time:
220°C/Fan200°C/425°F/Gas 7 for 35/40 minutes

Dietary status:
Without Dairy, Without Nuts, Without Soya, Vegan, Vegetarian, Organic.

Please note: Dietary status is a guideline only. If you have a food allergy, please check the suitability of your ingredients.

Customer reviews

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By Mr Ian Driver

16 Jun 2014 | 14:30 BST

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I have just baked this recipe and found that the dough was too dry and amost like putty, it didn,t appear to rise either, I followed it to the letter. Any help please?

If your dough seems slightly dry add a little more liquid or oil and knead until it becomes smooth and pliable. Ensure your products are fresh, particularly your yeast, as this can become less active with age. ~ Doves Farm

By Mr Kevin Johnson

29 Mar 2013 | 12:43 GMT

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Great fun for my First loaf - looking good

By Mr Edward Streeting

18 Apr 2011 | 10:50 BST

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Absolutely delicious, I really think the difference is the Doves Farm flour I used. I now cook bread as part of my daily routine. I get back from work and get kneading - it makes the stress evaporate. Nothing better than melting butter onto a freshly cooked loaf! Delicious.

By Mr John Molyneux

03 Apr 2011 | 15:14 BST

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An excellent & simple recipe, which makes a lovely loaf.

By Miss Claire-Louise Foster

25 Apr 2010 | 18:14 BST

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Awesome loaf, possibly the nicest recipe I've tried. Delicious!!!

By Mr Peter Bovis

02 Oct 2009 | 21:22 BST

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Just started making bread, so a new venture and have been using Doves Farm flours and recipes. Love this organic white flour it makes a great loaf. We no longer purchase mass produced bread. Still learning but am enjoying the experience and the Doves Farm products. Sunday is now bread making day!