How to make bread

With this simple step-by-step guide you’ll have a tasty and delicious homemade white loaf ready in moments. It only takes 40 mins to bake in the oven, and will fill your home with a warming smell you won’t be able to resist.

Triple tested in the Woman’s Weekly kitchen, this bread recipe is sure to impress. Perfect for beginners, the prep for this recipe tastes approximately 1hr 10 mins which includes time for the dough to rise.

This large loaf will produce between 10-12 slices depending on how thick you slice it and will last up to 1 month in the freezer so there’s no need for waste. Toast or just simply smother in butter, this tasty homemade bread is spongy on the inside and crisp and golden on the outside.


  • 500g white strong plain flour
  • 7g sachet easy-bake/fast-action yeast
  • 1 level teaspoon salt
  • 2 tbsp sunflower oil
  • Water spray

To make bread rolls:

  • Beaten egg, for glaze
  • Assorted toppings, eg, poppy or sesame seeds and salt flakes