What is bread?

What is bread?

     Bread is a simple food prepared from a dough of flour and water, usually by baking. Throughout recorded history it has been popular around the world and is one of the oldest artificial foods, having been of important since the dawn of agriculture.

     Bread is served in various forms with any meal of the day. It is eaten as a snack, and used as an ingredient in other culinary preparations, such as sandwiches, and fried items coated in bread crumbs to prevent sticking

Easy white bread

  1.      To process an easy white bread, we just need some few steps. Firstly, mix the flour, salt and yeast in a large bowl. Make a well in the center, then add the oil and water, and mix well. If the dough seems a little stiff, add 1-2 tbsp water, mix well then tip onto a lightly floured work surface and knead. Once the dough is satin-smooth, place it in a lightly oiled bowl. Leave to rise for 1 hour until doubled in size or place in the fridge overnight.
  2.      Line a baking tray with baking parchment. Knock back the dough, then gently would the dough into a ball. Place it on the baking parchment to prove for a further hour until doubled in size.
  3.      Heat oven to 220 C/fan 200 C/gas 7. Dust the loaf with flour and cut a cross about 6 cm long into the top of the loaf with a sharp knife. Bake for 25-30 mins until golden brown and the loaf sounds hollow when tapped underneath. Cool on a wire rack. Lastly, the white bread is complete!