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Basic and easy loaf of white bread


  • 500g T55 flour
  • 350ml warm water
  • 8g instant yeast
  • 12g salt
  • 10g white sugar
  • 10g flour (any)
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 5-6 ice cubes


  1. Mix 10g flour, 10g sugar, and 8g instant yeast in a small rice bowl with some of the warm water, wait for it to bloom
  2. Mix flour and salt with a whisk so that the salt is spread
  3. Mix flour with the bloomed yeast, water and oil
  4. Let rise for 2 hours in a warm but not hot place, with a cloth on top
  5. Mix the dough until smooth, adding T55 flour or water as needed
  6. Let rise in the banneton for 1 more hour
  7. At the 30 minute mark, pre-heat the oven at 220 degrees
  8. Remove the dough from the banneton straight onto a baking sheet
  9. Score slightly the top of the bread with the lame
  10. Put in the oven for 30 minutes along with the ice cubes on a lower tray
  11. After 30 minutes, stop the oven and open the oven door slightly and leave the bread inside for 5 more minutes
  12. Remove bread from oven and try not to burn yourself