Scottish Plain Loaf Bread

Scottish Plain Bread Loaf

Summary: Although pretty straightforward, especially the bread, there are some things you will need that are a little harder to get. They should still be somewhere in your local supermarket though, so good luck and here we go.

Ingredients Plain White Bread

  • 3 lb strong white flour
  • 2 knobs melted butter
  • 1 pt slightly warm milk
  • 2 oz dry yeast
  • 2 teaspoons of salt
  • 1/2 pt slightly warm water
  • 2 tablespoons of sugar


  1. Firstly, put the bread tin somewhere warm, an airing cupboard or somewhere like that, it wants to be warm not hot ok.
  2. In a large bowl mix the flour, salt, yeast and butter together, add water and mix to a soft dough with your hands for 5 minutes.
  3. Cover and rest for 5 minutes before shaping roughly and placing into the bread tin.
  4. Use a large, high sided, loaf tin. It should be 6 to 8 inches high by 4 wide by 8 long if you can get one that shape.
  5. Cover with a damp cloth or tea towel and place in the same warm place for 30 minutes.
  6. Turn on the oven to heat up to 230°C.
  7. Put the bread on the middle shelf.
  8. Bake for 40 minutes but keep an eye on the top side to see if it’s getting a bit too dark.
  9. Take the loaf out and give the base a tap, it should sound sort of hollow but also a bit sold.
  10. Leave on a rack to cool for a bit before you try it.

Quick Notes

Notes go here.

Preparation time: 20 min Cooking time: 5 mins Total time: 25 min Yield: 6 servings

Diet type: Vegetarian

Meal type: main

Culinary tradition: Scottish

By Rincewind42

My rating: 5 stars: ★★★★★

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