How to make White Bread without a Bread machine.


White ūüćě

DSC_0250The packet of bread flour was lying in the cupboard for many days. i had intended to do something else but it was getting postponed. So i thought it should serve its purpose and thus decided to make Bread . Baking bread is a good experience , sometimes it may become a disaster , this time  i think i got near Bread texture. Soft and not too heavy . It  could have been a little more fluffy or light.Anyhow the recipe is perfect so do try and test your skills . i did not use a bread machine.The photo is little blurred ,will update soon.And the recipe is from here


Bread Flour – 5 cups

2 cups  for sponging and 3 cups for  later use .

Hot water -2 cups

Yeast -2 tbsp

Sugar -2 tbsp

Salt -2 tsp

Oil – 2 tbsp


To make the sponge :

1.First mix hot water and 2 cups of  flour  with a whisker. Then add yeast, sugar, salt and oil . Mix well.Let this sit for 8 to 10 minutes.

2. Add the remaining flour and knead well. You can sprinkle little water now.i used my Electric hand mixer to get the dough done . Finally with your hands give a good knead and cover with a little damp cloth  and allow it to sit for 45 minutes to 1 hour.

3.It will raise.

4. Yes i can give the assertion with this recipe ,provided your yeast too is active . First i was skeptical with the hot water and yeast addition. But the recipe proved  true . The dough raises . Punch it down and divide into small portions and leave in pans in which they can be baked.

5. Again let them raise for 25 minutes.

6. Preheat the oven 375 F.  When the dough has raised bake for 25 minutes .

7.Cool, cut and serve .


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