This basic homemade bread is one of my most regular baked goods because it is a comfort food for either breakfast, brunch or starter for dinner. Just try a bite of this bread when it is freshly baked and you will never want to buy the supermarket version of it anymore. Let's bake.
Basic White Bread Recipe
9"x 5" loaf pan
450g (3 cups) bread flour
8g (2 teaspoons) instant yeast
6g (1 teaspoon) fine sea salt
35g (2,5 tablespoons) granulated sugar
250g (1 cup) whole milk
1 whole egg (50-54g)
42g (3 tablespoons) unsalted butter
Knead the dough by mixing the dried ingredients together. Then add egg, mix to combine with the flour. Pour milk slowly and start kneading. When the ingredients come together, add butter spoon by spoon and keep kneading until the dough is smooth, nothing sticks to your hands or the mixing bowl.
Proof the dough for 1 hour or more until it rises at least double in size.
Punch and knead for a couple of minutes to release air bubbles. Use a rolling pin to roll the dough into a large rectangle. Then tightly roll it up into a tube that fits in your loaf pan.
Proof again for 60 minutes or more until the volume has increased at least double in size.
Brush egg wash and bake at 350 Fahrenheit (180C) for 25-30 minutes until golden brown.
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