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Breadmaker Loaf

Breadmaker Loaf

The following tested breadmaker recipe is designed to work in any machine. It will make a large white (750g) loaf. Halve the ingredients to make a 375g loaf. Use the recipe most appropriate to the size of your bread pan.

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Ingredients

  • 4 tsp Edmonds Surebake yeast
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 4 cups Edmonds high grade flour
  • 2 Tbsps butter
  • 1 Tbsp milk powder
  • 1⅓ cups (330ml) warm water
  • 2 tsp Chelsea white sugar

Method

  1. Put the ingredients into the bread pan in the order listed.
  2. Select the appropriate setting for a large white loaf. Press start.

Note:

If the crust is not completely baked (soft and pale) on the top, reduce the water measurement by 2 Tbsps for your next loaf. If the crust is uneven and knotted on the top, increase the water measurement by 2 Tbsps for subsequent loaves.

Oven Method

1. Whisk yeast, sugar and warm water together in a medium bowl. Leave for 10 minutes, until frothy on top. 

2. Combine yeast mixture, salt, flour, butter and milk powder in the bowl of a stand mixer. Using the dough hook attachment, knead for 5-10 minutes until dough is smooth and elastic. If you don't have a stand mixer, you can knead by hand (this should take approximately 15 minutes). 

3. Cover the bowl and leave the dough in a warm place to rise until doubled in size (between 1 & 1/2 - 2 & 1/2 hours). 

4. Lightly grease a large heavy-duty loaf tin. Punch down the dough to release the air and shape into a log. Place in the prepared tin. Cover loosely (greased cling film works well) and return to a warm place to rise until doubled in size again - approximately 1 hour.

5. Preheat oven to 200 °C bake. Bake bread for 30 minutes, until golden brown and loaf sound hollow when tapped. Remove from tin onto a wire rack to cool before slicing and serving. 

Tips

Store in an airtight container at room temperature for a few days, or slice and freeze the loaf. 

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