Basic White Loaf

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By Nigella Lawson

Published 1998

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For a good white loaf such as even I can make convincingly – a small one, so double the quantities if you want a big loaf or a couple – you need:


  • 300 g strong flour
  • 10 g fresh yeast
  • 10 g


Buy the best flour you can (Waitrose sells some wonderful Canadian bread-making flour, and there are plenty of good mills in this country, most of which sell their flours through health stores) and use real yeast, not dried. Before you get put off, you should know two things. The first is that you can buy real yeast at any baker’s, including the in-store bakeries of supermarkets; the second is