Bread maker white loaf
Follow the instructions for your bread maker before starting this simple white loaf, then try adding flavours if you like, such as nuts, seeds, cheese, olives or different types of flour
- Serves: 1 person
- 1tbsp olive oil
- 1tsp caster sugar or honey
- 350g strong white bread flour
- 1tsp fast-action dried yeast
Step 1Sprinkle ½ tsp salt into the base of the bread maker's bread pan, then pour over 190ml just-warm water, the oil and sugar or honey. Tip in the flour, but don't mix it into the wet ingredients. Make a well in the middle of the flour and add the yeast. (This is important if you’re using the delay function on your bread maker, as the yeast won’t activate until the mixing starts.) Close the lid.
Step 2Set the bread maker for a ‘basic’ loaf or similar – the function should include kneading, rising and baking, and take 3-4 hrs. Make sure to use the ‘keep warm’ or crust darkening/colour function, if you have those on your machine.
Step 3Carefully release the bread from the pan and tip onto a wire rack to cool completely. Check that the kneading blade is not still in the base of the bread. Will keep wrapped at room temperature for up to three days.