Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Basic White Bread

This is the first time I tried my hands on Bread Baking. I bookmarked this recipe from Champa's on the day she posted it (June 26th, 2010). I made this couple of weeks ago. Thanks to Champa for this wonderful recipe. I didn't make any changes to her ingredients. Just followed her procedure. The bread came out very well. It was very soft and we enjoyed the homemade fresh and warm bread.

Ingredients :

1. All Purpose Flour - 3 Cups
2. Water - 1/2 Cup (Warm)
3. Milk - 1/2 Cup (Luke Warm)
4. Sugar - 2 tbsp
5. Salt - 1/2 tsp
6. Oil - 2 tbsp
7. Active Dry Yeast - 1 Packet






Procedure :

1. First combine water,milk, sugar and yeast together in a large bowl. Keep aside till it becomes frothy.

2. Then, add salt and oil. Mix the contents well.

3. Add the flour little by little while kneading.

4. Knead the dough for 10 to 15 minutes.

5. Coat the dough with little oil and cover with clean towel.

6. After an hour, when the content is doubled in volume, gently deflate and shape it to a loaf in a floured surface.

7. Keep the dough in a greased 9X5 pan. Keep it in a warm place. Cover it loosely with aluminium foil.
Keep as such for another one hour.

8. Pre-heat the oven to 375 F.

9. Bake for 20 minutes and then lower the temperature to 325 F and bake for another 15 minutes.

10. Cool on a wire rack.

11. You can brush the crust with butter to get the soft crust.

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34 comments:

Kairali sisters said...

There is nothing like baking bread at home, perfect Nithu...

Guna's kitchen said...

luks soft and spongy... sure it taste's good

Shabitha Karthikeyan said...

Looks great Nithu !!! Baking bread is truly fun. It came out perfect.

Suman Singh said...

Bread looks so soft and perfect..I am yet to try my hands on bread making..bookmarking the recipe..thanks for sharing this guys!

Kiran said...

Fresh homemade bread looks very delicious.Must have tasted out of the world.I hope I would do it some day.

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

wow, that has come out so well, soft, and white :)

meeso said...

Looks wonderful and smells amazing while baking :)

BangaloreBaker said...

Nithu, that is a beautiful loaf of bread that too for first attempt. Keep it going. Once you taste the home made bread, you'll not like the store one. It has been 5 1/2 years since I bought a loaf of bread from the store. Thanks for trying my recipe. You can send it to my bake-off if you wish.

aipi said...

I love the taste n wonderful smell of fresh home made bread.
This looks soft ,spongy n perfect Nithu..great job!!

Premalatha Aravindhan said...

luks very soft and perfect...Homemade always the best.

Latha said...

Oh Yummy! Will be trying this soon.

Priya said...

looks like a perfect loaf!

Satya said...

bread looks super spongy n tasty ..now a days i also become a big fan of home made bread ...

Satya
http://www.superyummyrecipes.com

kothiyavunu.com said...

wow..perfectly baked bread nithu..looks so soft & spongy.

Jay said...

Hy Nithu,

Loved your version...must try this one...have never tried baking yet...Now, having hope and courage to giv a try...thanx dear for sharing..:)

Bharathi said...

Wow... Looks really delicious Nithu. Looks so soft... Congrats for having the courage to try your hands at baking... really really wonderful Nithu...

Torviewtoronto said...

looks delicious milk makes it soft

sonu said...

wow ! this is looking like a readymade store bought nithu..turned out perfect !

Chitra said...

You made it sound so simple.... I can smell the freshly baked bread already... Thank you for this easy recipe.

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Me too have been thinking to try white bread for a while at home,this looks pretty good nithu!

Prathibha said...

Bread has come out superb....just perfect..

nivedita said...

Looks soft and spongy, Its tempting me to bake it now!

jais said...

looks perfect

Ragini Miranda's Kitchen said...

Looks fabulous ,soft and well risen !!Just great for a first attempt.

swapna said...

looks soft and spongy...perfectly baked!!!

GEETHA ACHAL said...

It looks so perfect and easy..Thanks for sharing...

Madhu said...

I also love home made breads. In fact just the other day I made whole wheat bread. Posted the recipe too. Do check it out :)
But your bread looks better than mine :)

Vrinda said...

Bread looks perfect..gr8 job

Suja Sugathan said...

Home made bread..soft and yummy, great job

Priti said...

Looks so perfect dear...

Priya said...

Nothing will beat the homemade breads, urs looks prefect..

Sadhana said...

Wow!! That looks fresh and spongy!!!

Yummy Team said...

Perfect and yummy bread!! Great job!!

women-wisdom.com said...

Spongy bread and is very perfect and easy recipe for me as I am just starting to bake in micro. O thanks dear for this wonderful recipe. And your blog is something different and looks special. Love it.