Poor old white bread - it certainly has copped a battering amongst the foodinistas. Who eats it when we have access to all sorts of other breads like focaccia, ciabatta, sour dough's, breads with all types of seeds, wholemeal, rye...but sometimes you just want something simple, something basic and nothing really is as simple as plain white bread.
3 teaspoons dry yeast
1 teaspoon caster sugar
125ml tepid water
500g plain flour sifted with 1 teaspoon fine salt
175ml tepid water
Place the yeast and sugar in a bowl along with 125ml tepid water, whisk to combine and then let sit in a warm place until the mixture is bubbling, about 10 minutes.