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Basic white bread recipe

Basic white bread recipe recipe

basic white bread recipe
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Ingredients
    • 980 g (7 x 250 ml) white bread flour
    • 10 ml salt
    • 10 ml sugar
    • 10 g instant dry yeast
    • 70 ml (65 g) Clover Mooi River Butter
    • about 650 ml lukewarm water
    • To serve
    • Clover Butro Spread
    • Clover Mature Cheddar, finely grated
Method

    Preheat oven to 175°C. Sift flour, salt and sugar together.

    Add dry yeast and mix.

    Rub butter into dry ingredients and gradually add lukewarm water to mix to a soft dough.

    Add more water if needed.

    Turn out onto a lightly floured surface and knead dough for about 10 minutes until smooth and elastic.

    Place dough in an oiled bowl, cover, and allow to rest for 20 minutes.

    Knock down the dough and place in 2 greased loaf tins.

    Cover and allow to rise until double in volume.

    Sprinkle top with water and bake for 35 minutes or until bread makes a hollow sound when knocked with knuckles.

    Serve warm or at room temperature with butter and cheese.

    White bread variations

    Traditional vetkoek

    Follow recipe for basic white bread.

    After first rising, knock down and divide dough into 36 pieces.

    Cover and allow to rise until double in volume.

    Fry in hot oil.

    Drain on kitchen towel.

    Makes 36 vetkoek

    Potbread

    Follow recipe for basic white bread.

    After rising, knock dough down and divide into fist-sized balls.

    Place in a greased, heavy-based pot, cover and allow to rise until double in volume.

    For a cheese and cream topping, melt 200 g Clover Mooi River Butter over low heat.

    Remove from heat and add 100 ml Clover Fresh Cream and 25 ml sugar.

    Mix until sugar has dissolved.

    Pour butter mixture over dough and sprinkle with 250 ml (100 g) grated Clover Cheddar.

    Sprinkle top of bread with water and bake in a preheated oven at 200°C or over moderate coals for 40 - 45 minutes.