Easy Homemade White Bread
- 3 cups plain flour
- 1 tbsp unsalted butter
- ⅔ cups water
- ¼ cups milk
- 4½ tsp rapid rise yeast
- 1 tsp salt
- 1½ tbsp white sugar
- Place two cups of the flour, sugar, yeast and salt into the mixing bowl of an electric stand mixer and give a quick stir to combine.
- Heat the milk, butter and water to around 120 degrees. It should feel warm but definitely not hot to the touch.
- Add it into the flour mixture and beat for a couple of minutes before adding in another half cup of flour.
- Continue beating scraping the sides of the bowl if required.
- Knead the dough until it forms a ball. Only add the remaining half a cup of flour if this is required and the dough is still to sticky to form a ball.
- Knead for a further five minutes on medium speed then cover the bowl and allow the dough to rest for ten minutes.
- If making two smaller loaves, grease and flour two loaf tins.
- Tip the dough onto a lightly floured surface.
- Cut the dough into two halves and shape into loaves before placing into the prepared tins.
- Cover with a damp towel and leave to rise for around 45 minutes. They should double in size after this time.
- Preheat the oven to 400f then bake the loaves for around 20-25 minutes until the top is golden.
- Allow to cool in the tin for five minutes then turn out onto a wire rack.