Bread Loaf, Basic White Bread Loaf Using Yeast

Bread Loaf

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Bread is an indispensable ingredient in most kitchens today. From toast to sandwiches, bread is handy in solving the perpetual breakfast and tiffin dabba dilemmas that most people face on busy mornings. However, nothing tastes as good as freshly-baked bread, and so people often buy bread on a daily basis along with their milk.

Nevertheless, even this bread is bound to be a day or at least a few hours old. If you wish to really experience the magic of freshly-baked bread, right off the oven, try our easy Basic White Bread Loaf recipe when you find time. You will be bowled over by the appetizing aroma, super-soft texture and absolutely divine flavour of warm bread.

Use this fresh bread loaf to make delectable sandwiches and toasts like Cabbage and Paneer Sandwich , Cheesy Mushroom Squares , Cheese-N-Celery Sandwiches , Grilled Corn and Capsicum Sandwich , Mixed Vegetable Open Toast etc.

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Bread Loaf, Basic White Bread Loaf Using Yeast recipe - How to make Bread Loaf, Basic White Bread Loaf Using Yeast

Preparation Time:    Baking Time:  35 minutes   Baking Temperature:  200°C (400°F)   Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 1 bread loaf (16 slice )
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2 1/2 cups plain flour (maida)
1 tbsp instant dry yeast
2 tbsp sugar
3/4 tsp salt
2 tbsp soft butter
plain flour (maida) for sprinkling
butter for brushing
  1. Combine the yeast, sugar and ¼ cup of warm water in a bowl and mix well. Cover it with a lid and keep aside for 10 minutes.
  2. Combine the plain flour, salt and yeast-sugar mixture in a deep bowl, mix well and knead into a soft and loose dough using enough warm water.
  3. Add the butter and knead very well till the dough is smooth and elastic.
  4. Shape the dough into a proper round using both your hands while tucking the edges at the bottom.
  5. Cover it with a dry muslin cloth and keep aside in a warm place to use for 45 minutes or till the dough is double in size.
  6. Deflate the dough by pressing it lightly with your fingers.
  7. Sprinkle the plain flour over a smooth, flat surface, place the dough over it and knead it very well. If the dough is getting sticky while kneading, then sprinkle little plain flour as required.
  8. Stretch the dough using both the hands and knead well again.
  9. Tap the dough with your fingers and spread it to make a 250 mm. X 200 mm. (10” x 8”) diameter oval shape.
  10. Roll the dough to make a 200 mm. (8”) long cylindrical roll and pinch the edge of the rolls so as to seal it properly.
  11. Place the dough in a greased bread loaf tin. Cover it with a dry muslin cloth and again keep aside in a warm place to rise for 30 minutes.
  12. Bake it in a pre-heated oven at 200°c (400°f) for 10 minutes.
  13. Lower the temperature to 180°c (360°f) and bake it for 20 minutes. Cool slightly.
  14. De-mould the loaf from the tin and brush the bread loaf with butter and keep aside to cool completely.
  15. Once the bread loaf has cooled completely, cut it into 13 mm. (½“) bread slices.
  16. Serve or use as required.

Nutrient values per slice
Energy86 cal
Protein1.9 g
Carbohydrates14.7 g
Fiber0.1 g
Fat2.1 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Vitamin A82.3 mcg
Vitamin B10 mg
Vitamin B20 mg
Vitamin B30.4 mg
Vitamin C0 mg
Folic Acid0 mcg
Calcium4 mg
Iron0.5 mg
Magnesium0 mg
Phosphorus0 mg
Sodium21.7 mg
Potassium23 mg
Zinc0.1 mg

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Bread Loaf, Basic White Bread Loaf Using Yeast
 on 05 Jul 17 08:34 PM

mam can i make this bread in convection microwave oven? if yes, should i bake it in only convection mode?
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Mahesh, We have made this in an otg oven and not sure how it will turn in a microwave convection mode however you can try it.
06 Jul 17 08:47 AM
Bread Loaf, Basic White Bread Loaf Using Yeast
 on 17 Sep 16 06:33 PM

Useless recipie could not make anything
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Shweta, We have tried this recipe here and it turned out v good, please let us know what went wrong when you made it so we can help you out.
19 Sep 16 09:04 AM
Bread Loaf, Basic White Bread Loaf Using Yeast
 on 11 Sep 16 12:13 PM

To, Tarla Dalal Team, Bread loaf turn out soft & fluffy. Thank you for this Amazing recipe.. Thank you very much!! SUJATA.
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Sujata , we are delighted you loved the Basic White Bread Loaf Using Yeast recipe. Please keep posting your thoughts and feedback and review recipes you have loved. Happy Cooking.
Edited after original posting.
12 Sep 16 09:48 AM
Bread Loaf, Basic White Bread Loaf Using Yeast
 on 08 Sep 16 06:21 PM

Can I make this bread in microwave oven? I can use it on convection mode.I make good cookies in it.if yes detailed procedure please !
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Viyaya, you cannot make this in a microwave oven. Thanks.
09 Sep 16 09:00 AM
Bread Loaf, Basic White Bread Loaf Using Yeast
 on 08 Sep 16 03:03 PM

Hi. As you rightly say, I love freshly made bread; but alas! I do not have an oven. Can I try out this recipe without using oven? Can you suggest whether and how this can be done with say, pressure cooker? If I am able to do this with pressure cooker, I will surely love to make daily!
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Ramadevi, We are very sorry but we have not tried this in a pressure cooker.
08 Sep 16 05:03 PM
Bread Loaf, Basic White Bread Loaf Using Yeast
 on 08 Sep 16 11:24 AM

whether yeast is veg or non-veg ?
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Manoj. Yeast is from the fungus family, like mushrooms, making it entirely vegan. Hope this helps.
08 Sep 16 11:58 AM
Bread Loaf, Basic White Bread Loaf (with Yeast)
 on 12 Jul 16 09:45 PM

Hello Mam Actually I Can''t use yeast & eggs so pls share without egg & without yeast recipe.
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Hema, We are very sorry but we do not have the recipe of bread without yeast.
13 Jul 16 09:43 AM
Bread Loaf, Basic White Bread Loaf (with Yeast)
 on 14 Jun 16 12:24 PM

How to reduce the temperature? In between the baking Process
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Tarla Dalal    Bharathi, You can reduce the temp in between by turning the temp button lower, you dont need to open the oven for that.
14 Jun 16 02:00 PM
Bread Loaf, Basic White Bread Loaf (with Yeast)
 on 02 Jun 16 09:22 PM

i tried ur bread recipe but it was not baked from inside nor the dough risen.I used Moments Dry Yeast should i use any other brand of yeast plz.suggest
Bread Loaf, Basic White Bread Loaf (with Yeast)
 on 23 May 16 06:33 PM

Very soft and equivalent to the market bread. I liked this bread because one can have fresh bread at home. Today I also prepared brown bread. It was also very nice. Kids were surprised to see home-made bread and enjoyed eating both types of bread. Thank you very much!!
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Sonal, great to see you try so many recipes and provide your feedback. We love it. Yes, the White Bread Loaf does come out very well and delighted it worked for you. Happy cooking.
24 May 16 09:39 AM
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