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Easy white loaf

Easy white loaf


Being able to make your own bread is a great skill to have, so why not give this easy white loaf a try?

  • Feeds 18 Feeds 18
  • Ready in 2 hours 40 minutes

Each serving contains

  • Energy
    552kj 131kcal
  • Fat
    Med 4%
  • Saturates
    Med 7%
  • Sugar
    Med 4%
  • Salt
    Med 5%

% of adult’s reference intake | Carbohydrates per serving : 23g


  • 300ml Co-op semi-skimmed milk, at room temperature
  • 40g Co-op unsalted butter, melted
  • 7g sachet Co-op instant dried yeast
  • 2 tbsp Co-op clear honey
  • 5g sea salt
  • 500g Co-op strong white bread flour, plus extra for dusting
  • Vegetable oil, for greasing


  1. In a large bowl, mix together the milk, butter, yeast, honey and sea salt
  2. Add the flour and mix until a smooth dough forms
  3. Turn out the dough onto a lightly floured surface and knead for 8-10 mins, until smooth and elastic
  4. Return the dough to the bowl and cover with cling film
  5. Leave in a warm place for 45 mins-1 hour, until the dough has doubled in size
  6. Lightly grease a 20cm x 10cm loaf tin with vegetable oil
  7. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured work surface and knead for 2 mins, then shape and arrange it in the prepared tin
  8. Brush a piece of cling film generously with vegetable oil and loosely cover the tin
  9. Set aside again in a warm place for 40-50 mins, until doubled in size
  10. Preheat the oven to 220°C/fan 200°C/gas 7
  11. Slash the top of the loaf 3 times crosswise with a sharp knife and bake for 40 mins, until a golden crust has formed
  12. To check the bread is cooked, remove from the tin and tap the bottom – it should sound hollow
  13. Transfer to a wire rack and allow to cool completely before slicing