Basic White Bread

Makes: 1 Basic White Bread    Oven: 200 °C / 400 °F
Preparation Time: 1 hour 30 minutes    Baking Time: 30 – 35 minutes

Nothing beats the smell of home-baked bread, try this bread recipe and you will never buy store-baked bread again.


Wheat and flour

500 g Cake flour ( 4 x 250 ml / 4 cups )
10 ml Salt ( 2 tsp )
5 ml Sugar ( 1 tsp )
10 g Anchor Instant Yeast ( 1 packet )
30 g Margarine ( 2 tbsp )
320 ml Lukewarm water ( ± 1⅓ cups )


  1. Mix the cake flour, salt and sugar together. Add the margarine and rub into the flour with the fingertips.
  2. Add the Anchor Instant Yeast and mix. Add enough lukewarm water to the flour mixture to form a soft dough.
  3. Knead the dough until smooth and elastic, cover with greased plastic and leave to rest for 5 minutes.
  4. Knock the dough down, pat into a rectangle, making sure the width is the length of the bread pan.
  5. Roll the dough up and place seal towards the bottom into a greased 1.5-litre-bread pan OR shape into a shape of your choice and place on a greased baking tray.
  6. Cover with greased plastic and allow to rise in a warm place until double in volume, about 30 minutes.
  7. Brush with water and bake in a preheated oven at 200 °C / 400 °F for 30 – 35 minutes.
  8. Tap the top of the bread with the knuckles, a hollow sound indicates that the bread is baked.

Basic White Bread
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