The White Bread

Recipe: Derived from Humming Bird Book of baking
INGREDIENTS (measuring cup used, 1 cup = 250 ml)
• 3 cups all purpose flour/maida
• 1 cup water
• ½ tbsp dry yeast
• 2 tbsp sugar
• 1.5 tbsp vegetable oil. i used olive oil. but you can add sunflower oil or even melted butter.
• 1 tsp salt
if you want to add milk to the bread, then substitute the 1 cup water mentioned above with:
• ¼ cup warm water
• ¾ cup milk
1. warm the water.
2. dissolve sugar in the water.
3. sprinkle the yeast and stir.
4. keep aside for 10 minutes or till the yeast bubbles up and froths.
5. while the proofing is happening, seive the flour with salt.
6. add the oil to the flour.
7. now add the frothy yeast.
8. with a wooden spoon mix everything.
9. the dough will be sticky.
10. now use your hands and knead the dough.
11. the dough has to be smooth and light.
12. grease the dough with oil.
13. keep in a large bowl and cover loosely with kitchen napkin.
14. keep aside for 11/2 or 2 hours until the dough doubles up.
15. if it requires keep aside for some some more minutes.
16. take the dough on a lightly floured surface. this naturally deflates the dough.
17. now shape the loaf and place it in a greased pan.
18. cover again loosely with the kitchen napkin and let it rise again for about 45 minutes till it fully doubled up.
19. preheat the oven to 190 degrees C and bake for 40-45 mins till you get a golden brown bread.

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