White Country Loaf

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  • Time icon
    Total Time
    3hrs 35mins
  • Serves icon
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based on 6 ratings

This basic white loaf has a lovely crisp crust. Bake in a rustic round, or divide dough into 2 loaf pans for square slices. Requires leavening for 8 hours or overnight.

recipe updated Apr 9, 2020


  • Bread flour icon
    Bread flour
    725g (about 6 cups)
  • Active dried yeast icon
    Active dried yeast
    3 tsp (12g)
  • Water icon
    350ml (1½ cups)
  • Plain yogurt icon
    Plain yogurt
    75g (about 5⅛ tbsp)
  • Salt icon
    2 tsp (12g)


  • kCook icon Stand mixer
  • kCook icon Parchment paper
  • kCook icon Wooden spoon
  • kCook icon Plastic wrap
  • kCook icon Large roasting dish
  • kCook icon Baking sheet - 18 x 13"
  • kCook icon Large mixing bowl
  • kCook icon Large mixing bowl

Step preview

  1. Add bread flour, active dried yeast and water to a clean large mixing bowl
  2. Mix well and cover
  3. Let rest - approx 8 hr
  4. Add water, active dried yeast, plain yogurt, bread flour and salt to the dough
  5. Knead until elastic - 10 min, dough hook
  6. Grease a clean large mixing bowl
  7. Transfer dough to large mixing bowl
  8. Cover with plastic wrap
  9. Let rise until doubled - 1 hr 30 min
  10. Line a clean baking sheet with parchment paper
  11. Turn out large mixing bowl on lightly-floured surface
  12. Shape into a ball
  13. Transfer content of large mixing bowl to baking sheet
  14. Cover with plastic wrap until doubled - 1 hr
  15. Pre-heat oven - 210°C
  16. Cut
  17. Bake - 20 min, 210°C
  18. Reduce - 190°C
  19. Bake until hollow-sounding when tapped - 10 min, 190°C
  20. Let cool
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