May 27, 2013

Basic White Bread Recipe

I have been baking bread in our house for a very long time. I usually do wheat bread at home. I have also baked white bread too, they always comes out so soft and fluffy. Everyone loves it a lot, they just eat it as it is tight from the oven. But i have no idea how i missed to post it here.

The recipe for making bread is so simple. If you try it once you will never go back to store bought stuff again. Baking bread at home is so fresh and they makes your house smell so heavenly. The freshly baked bread can never go wrong.

The only key point in this is don't make the dough too hard and stiff, just make the dough little sticky, that makes the lighter bread. If you make it stiff, that will result in denser bread. So keep that point in mind and let me know if you try it some day.

Preparation Time : 2 to 3 Hours
Cooking Time : 45 mins
Makes One 9 x 20 cm Loaf
Recipe Source : Julia Child


All Purpose Flour / Maida - 31/2 cup / 420 grams + Extra if needed
Warm Water - 1 1/4 cup
Active Dry Yeast - 1 tblspn
Sugar - 1 tblspn
Salt - 1 tsp
Oil or Butter - 1/4 cup


Take yeast in a bowl. Pour in some water and sugar. Mix this well and set aside for 5 mins till it foams up.

Take 3 cups of flour and salt in a bowl and mix well.

Pour in the yeast water and some more additional water and knead into a dough.

Add in oil and knead it for 5 mins.

Transfer this to a well oiled bowl and cover it tightly. Let it rise for a hour or hour and half till it is double in size.

Now add 1/2 cup of extra flour and knead into a soft dough.

Grease a loaf pan. Take the dough out and shape into a loaf shape and place it inside the pan.

Cover with a cling wrap and let it rise till it is more than double in size, for about a hour.

Preheat the oven to 375 Degree F / 190 Degree C.

Bake in a preheated oven for 35 to 40 mins till it is golden on top and cooked.

After 10 to 15 mins take it out of the pan and leave it to cool completely on a wire rack.

Slice and Serve.

Take all your ingredients

Take yeast in a bowl

Add some warm water

Sprinkle some sugar in

Mix well and set aside

Let it foam up
Take flour in a bowl

Add in salt

Mix well

Add in yeast mixture

Knead well

Drizzle in some oil

Knead it well

Transfer this to a greased bowl

Cover it

Now it is double in size

Add some extra flour

Knead and form into a loaf shape

Grease a loaf pan

place it in

Cover it with wrap

Now it is double in size

All baked

Leave it to cool

Slice and enjoy


Shweet Spicess said... Best Blogger Tips

just wow :)

Marisa G said... Best Blogger Tips

Sure, I'll try it! Cheers from Valencia

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

thank you so much for the bread recipe...
I really want to try this out...
but please let me know to which mode I should set electric oven " bake or broil"?
I am a new user of oven..
thank you..

Rumana Ambrin said... Best Blogger Tips

The bread has come quite good... I looks very yummy

Babitha costa said... Best Blogger Tips

Aarthi,i too love baking ,but haven't tried,ur step by step pic. is sooo useful

Babitha costa said... Best Blogger Tips

Aarthi,i too love baking ,but haven't tried,ur step by step pic. is sooo useful

Torviewtoronto said... Best Blogger Tips

yummy looks wonderful

Aarthi said... Best Blogger Tips

@AnonymousThe oven is in bake mode

Hari Chandana said... Best Blogger Tips

Wowww.. simply amazing!!

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

Do u have a PIN icon here so i can PIN this recipe ?

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

Can we use rice bran oil for making dis..was yeast nd active dry yeast are same or s Der any difference

Aarthi said... Best Blogger Tips

@AnonymousYes u can use any oil. And yes active yeast is normal dry yeast

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

i wanna make this ingredient list into half and try..can u tell me hw much yeast i need to use..what s d resting time for it to rise..temp and timings...which brand yeast r u using..

Aarthi said... Best Blogger Tips

@AnonymousJust half everything, use 1.5 tsp of yeast. And the resting time will be same. Cooking time will be less, around 20 mins. I use a yeast which i get from my supermarket. It is their own brand

Priety Maheshwari said... Best Blogger Tips

Hey hi..tried this bread nd it came out very gud but the problem was the the taste of yeast was very high.....nd it taates little sour too.....I measured each ingredients twice beforr making....plz help...y its so....

Priety Maheshwari said... Best Blogger Tips

I tried this nd think that 1 tablespoon yeast is more as the yeast tasteis there in bread after bakinh

Aarthi said... Best Blogger Tips

@Priety MaheshwariIt depends on the brand of yeast. For 3 cups of flour 1 tblspn is good, since it needs that. But if you find it yeasty then reduce it.

Indhu said... Best Blogger Tips

Hi aarthi.. Can I bake this in microwave? If so wat r d steps to be followed? Please guide me..

Aarthi said... Best Blogger Tips

@IndhuIf your oven has convection mode, then you can make this or you cannot