This is an absolute winner! I have long tired to achieve this kind of softness and taste so that we can (finally!) completely ditch the bread sold in plastic bags.
I prefer my sourdough bread but it was a journey to satisfy my daughters with their fine taste buds and I MADE IT 🙂
This bread is delicious, delicate and soft. We demolished it in 1.5 days. I now know baking it will become a regular occurrence in my house 🙂
Here’s what you need:
- 375g plain white flour or bread flour (either is fine, you can mixed it if you are short of one of them)
- 1.5 tsp salt
- 1 tbsp of sugar
- 1.5 tsp of easy-bake yeast
- 2 tbsp of vegetable oil
- 125 ml warm water
- 125 ml warm soya milk
Here’s how you do it:
- In a large bowl, mix together flour, salt, sugar and yeast. Mix it all really well
- Add vegetable oil, water and soya milk and mix again
- Kneed the dough for about 5-7 minutes until it becomes soft and non-sticky
- Form a ball, add a splash of oil to the bowl and cover the dough ball in it. This stops the dough from sticking to the ball when left to rise.
- Cover the ball with a clean tea towel and leave in a warm place for 1 – 1.5 hours (until it doubled in size)
- Take the dough out, punch it down and shape into a loaf
- Put it in a greased or baking-paper lined bread baking tray. Pat or spray it (I have no spray bottle so I tapped it really, really gently) with water and then oil
- Cover with a tea towel and let it rise for another 30-40 min. It should double in size
- Bake in pre-heated oven (190C) for 35-40 min
- Remove the bread from the baking tray and wait until it has completely cooled down before cutting it; or
- Remove the bread from the baking tray, cut immediately while burning your fingers, spread some nice vegan margarine on top and eat it with the melting margarine going down your fingers – MY VERSION 🙂 Always!
Here are some pics of the process: