Basic White Bread
You can use this basic white bread recipe for all kinds of breads: bread loaves, burger buns, flatbread, pizza crust, bagels, pretzels,... Anything is possible!
Servings 1 loaf
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon instant yeast
- 1/3 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon olive oil
- 2/3 cup lukewarm water
In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, instant yeast, and salt. Then add the olive oil and water and stir to combine, then knead with your hands (or use a kitchen machine with a dough hook) until it comes together in a smooth dough*.
Let it sit, covered with a clean kitchen towel, in a warm spot until it doubles in size (about 1 1/2-2 hours).
Preheat the oven to 200 °C or 400 °F.
Form a bread loaf and carve the surface of the dough lightly with a knife (I've made one long cut across the bread).
Then bake the bread in the oven until the surface is golden**. You can knock on the bottom of the bread and when it sounds hollow it's done!
*Adjusting the dough: If the dough is too crumbly, add a bit more water. If the dough is too sticky, add a bit more flour.
**Baking times: How long the bread needs to be in the oven depends on the form you're making. Loaves need about 20-30 minutes, rolls 15-20 minutes.
Serving: 1loaf | Calories: 984kcal | Carbohydrates: 195g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 794mg | Potassium: 382mg | Fiber: 9g | Calcium: 38mg | Iron: 11.9mg