Perfect White Bread

By August 14, 2014FOOD & DRINK

We’re pretty serious about our bread at Scarlet with almost everything made on site. That does mean we’ve perfected our loaves – especially our easy-as-pie recipe for white bread.

Makes 1 large loaf


  • 570g White Bread Flour
  • 16g Sugar
  • 16g Fresh Yeast
  • 13g Salt
  • 300ml  of warm water then more to correct consistency


Add the yeast into a bowl with the warm water and set aside to let the yeast activate. It should become frothy.

Place the flour, salt and sugar into a large bowl and add the water, start to mix together. ( a kitchen aid with a dough hook is most useful here, if not, you’ll have to get your hands dirty!), you may have to add more water depending on the flour used. When a dough is formed tip out of the bowl and begin to knead very well until a smooth, soft dough is formed. Place in a bowl, cover with a damp cloth and leave to prove in a warm place until doubled in size (half and hour to an hour) Knock the dough back by kneading again, make into desired shape or place in a bread tin and leave to prove again.

Cook in hot oven 200 degrees until the crust is crisp and the bread sounds hollow when tapped.