Saturday, February 15, 2014

Home Made Bread

I love making Turkish Bread and Foccacia which is pretty easy and my experience with home made white bread is in my opinion a bit heavy.  I want to be able to make a white loaf of bread that is as soft "Bakers Delight" white loaf.  I am yet to find it so if someone has the softest white bread recipe let me know.  A lot of bread is good for toast but a bit heavy to put two slices of bread together with a sandwich.  With all that being said, I found a recipe this morning that I thought would give a try.

Mix the dough and pop it in a greased glass bowl.

First rise.

Punch down the dough.

Pop it into a loaf tin for the 2nd rise - it has to rise to the level of the top of the loaf tin.

Baked for 20 minutes in the oven.

A Golden loaf of bread.

The finished loaf.

In terms of the look of the loaf I loved the look of it and the crust.  I did have a ham and salad sandwich using this bread and it was nice but I think it would be a nicer "toast" loaf but we are getting more like what I'm after but not quite there yet.  This was probably one of the better white loaves I've made but some more research is required.


  1. How delicious does that look? Bought back memories of my mum baking bread and filling the house with the aroma of fresh bread xx

  2. My mouth is watering! There is nothing like the smell of bread baking in the oven.

  3. Well aren't you a clever lady!? this looks AMAZING. I might have to give this a try! Thanks Kathy. xx
    P.S. I have a lovely giveaway on at the moment if you are interested. So simple to enter.

  4. It looks wonderful Kathy!! I wonder if the soft white loaf is eluding us as we don't have umpteen preservatives in our homemade bread!!! Jan x

  5. HI Kathy,
    You and your sister have been in my thoughts and I'm hoping the surgery has gone OK. x

    1. Thanks, she had the surgery today and from all accounts is feeling pretty good, all things considered. I'm going to see her tomorrow after she has a good nights sleep as she had to be at the hospital at 6am (OMG.....that's enough to make me sick!). Kathy