Crusty White Loaf

Crusty White Loaf

Posted 2017-10-11 by Naomi follow
This is the best loaf I have ever made! It is versatile and hardy enough for sandwiches, picnics or breaking into chunks and dipping into soup or stews. It has a crusty outside, soft inside and smells delicious while baking.

Preparation Time: 50 minutes
Cooking Time: 35 minutes
Serves: 1 loaf

7g yeast
2 tsp sugar
1 cup warm water
3/4 cup warm milk
1 1/2 cups plain flour (gluten free, if required)
2 cups self raising flour (gluten free, if required)
40 g butter, melted (nuttelex, if lactose free)
1/4 cup plain flour, extra for dusting (gluten free, if required)

For gluten free option
Add 2 tsp psyllium husks to the plain flour.

[Image1 Crusty white loaf tastes delicious]

  • Preheat the oven to 210 degrees.
  • Lightly grease or line a 23 cm x 12 cm loaf tin with baking paper.
  • Whisk the milk, water, sugar and yeast in a bowl. Cover and set aside for 10 - 12 minutes until foamy and the yeast is activated.
  • Whisk the flours in a bowl, make a well in the middle and pour the yeast mixture and butter into the well. Use a knife to mix.
  • Turn the dough out onto the bench and knead for 5 minutes until smooth.
  • Shape the dough into a ball and put in a lightly greased bowl, cover and put in a warm place for 15 minutes to rise.
  • [Image3 The dough after it has risen for 15 minutes]
  • Punch the air out of the dough and knead for 10 minutes.
  • Shape the dough into a loaf and place in a loaf tin. Cover and place in a warm place to rise for 10 minutes.
  • Make 3 - 4 diagonal slices, 1 cm deep, in the loaf, brush with milk and dust with flour.
  • [Image4 Make diagonal cuts and then dust with flour]
  • Bake for 35 minutes until golden brown on top and a skewer comes out clean.
  • Cool in the tin for 10 minutes and then a wire rack to cool.
  • Slice or break into chunks and serve warm or cold.
  • [Image5 Fresh out of the oven]

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