White Bread

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I have just made my first loaf of bread and it tastes fantastic. My husband said it tasted great both with peanut butter and without. It has a crispy crust and springs back when you press on it, almost like a sponge. It has a hollow sound and a nice golden brown colour. My son loves his bread with cream cheese.
3 cups all purpose flour
2 1/4 teaspoons instant yeast
1 1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup milk, warm
1 egg white,
3 tablespoons butter, melted
2 tablespoons honey

Glaze:

1 egg beaten with 1 tablespoon water.

Directions
  • Dissolve yeast in warm milk.
  • Melt butter, about 30 seconds in a microwave.
  • Add melted butter to yeast and milk mixture and stir.
  • Place the flour and salt in a large bowl and mix.
  • Add egg white, honey, milk, yeast and butter mixture to the flour and mix until dough forms.
  • Cover dough with plastic wrap and leave to rise for 1 hour at room temperature until dough has doubled in size.
  • Punch dough once to deflate.
  • Gently form dough into a rectangle and place dough into a greased 9 by 5 inch loaf pan, ensure the dough touches all four sides.
  • Cover pan with plastic wrap and let rise for 45 minutes. Meanwhile preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Coat dough with the egg wash after it has risen a second time.
  • Place dough into a preheated oven and bake for 30 – 40 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Remove dough from pan and place on a rack to cool.

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