white bread dough
10ml/2 tsp dried yeast (the type that
5ml/1 tsp sugar
250ml/9 fl.oz. warm water
450g/1 lb bread flour
5ml/1 tsp salt
1 Place the dried yeast, with the sugar
and water, in a mixing bowl and
leave to froth. The correct water
temperature should be 43°C and
can be achieved by mixing one third
boiling water with two thirds cold
2 Add the remaining ingredients. Fit
the kneaders to the handmixer, then
combine the ingredients together on
a low speed until the flour is
incorporated. Then increase the
speed and knead for approximately
2-3 minutes, until the dough is
smooth and elastic. Cover with oiled
cling film and leave the dough to rise
in a warm place for 45-60 minutes.
3 Re-knead the dough on maximum
speed for 30-45 seconds, keeping
the kneaders in the mix.
4 Shape the dough into a loaf, or rolls,
and place on greased baking trays.
Cover with oiled cling film and leave
somewhere warm until it has
doubled in size.
5 Bake in a preheated oven at
230°C/450°F/Gas mark 8 for 20-25
minutes (for a loaf) or 10-15 minutes
(for rolls). When ready, the dough
should sound hollow when tapped
on the base.