Finally I have gotten around to baking one of this months 3 Mellow Bakes, but perhaps the most boring, the simple white loaf (this months other choices are Flaky Butter Buns and Cherry Fennel and Rye Loaf).
The main reason for this loaf was actually to go back to basics, and remember what a simple plain white loaf is like. No sourdough starter, no different flour, just nice and simple. So why not do one of the mellow bakes at the same time?
The loaf is very simple, but uses a mix of plain and strong white flour, and milk. My changes to the recipe were to use dried yeast instead of fresh and skimmed milk instead of a mix of whole-fat and water.
As for changes to the method, I made the dough in the bread maker, and then proved it in the basked (I hope it still counts).
I don’t often eat 100% white bread, as it bores me a little, but something so simple as tasty as this is any but boring. The bake gave it a lovely crust, with a soft white center. Everything you could hope for from a simple white loaf. I completely agree with Dan, this is perfect for sandwiches.