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Simple white loaf

Yields1 Serving

 500g strong white bread flour
 1 tblspn softened butter
 1.5 tspn caster sugar
 1.5 tspn salt
 7 g fast action yeast
 300ml hand warm water
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Put the flour , salt , sugar and yeast in a bowl.

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Add the butter and rub it in

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Gradually add the water , stirring all the time to combine

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When thoroughly mixed , put the dough ont a floured surface and knead until it becomes smooth and elastic

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Put it into an oiled bowl , cover with clingfilm and let it prove until doubled in size ( this will take an hour , maybe more )

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When it's doubled in size , knock th air back put of it and mould it to fit a 2lb loaf tin

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Put in oiled tin and prove again until doubled in size

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Heat oven to 200C

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Put tin into oven and bake for 30-35 minutes until risen and nicely crusted