After making my first bread instructable (Peter Reinhart - Lean Bread), I tough it would be a nice idea to post a simpler basic recipe.

In this instructable, I'll explain how to make the most basic bread loaf (imo).

It's a plain white bread; A nice canvas for your creativity.

In my case, I had in mind putting dryed cranberry... but somehow I couldn't find them, so it stayed plain (which is good on his own!).

Step 1: Ingredients

Always the same basic ingredients :

- 17.65oz / 500g Bread Flour
- 11oz / 312g Water
- 1½ tsp (0.21oz / 6g) Yeast
- 1½ tsp 0.31oz / 9g) Salt

Make 2 1lb loaves(or 4 mini loaves in my case)

Remember to use lukewarm water!


The perfect intro to breadmaking!
What happens i add eggs <br>
What happens i add eggs <br>
Nice and simple. Tried it but I used milk instead of water. I suggest use washes to give it a darker color.
These look awesome. I'll have to try them.
I would like to taste your breads. They are really perfect.
They all look so tasty...<br><br>After that first instructable of yours I already decided, that I definitely should try baking some bread. And now after seeing those golden brown loaves, I really can't procrastinate any longer. To the kitchen! Right this instant!
Thanks for your kind comment! <br><br>Let us know how your bread turns out!
I will. First proofing currently going on.
Finished!<br><br>Winter time -&gt; colder than normal kitchen -&gt; the dough didn't rise as much as I would have hoped, but I won't let that bother me. Easy to follow instructable with great results!<br><br>Just a few more minutes of cooling and I can finally get a bite. Can't wait...
Nice breads ! They look tasty with all those seeds on top!
Simple and Beautiful. I love it.<br><br>One suggestion for step 11: Make loaves a bit smaller and then wrap cooked Sausage links, cheese, and other goodness in the bread at the third rest period. It makes the best breakfast sandwiches.

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