Baked Bread on platter, cool and ready to be sliced
Baked Loaf with top glazed with coconut oil
My recent attempts to bake bread have turned out very well. I was able to create a beautiful, delicious loaf of white bread. It is also vegan. I must give credit to a recipe for Bread, in the Indian Delights Recipe book, that I used as a guide and then modified the recipe.
I halved the ingredients and adjusted the amount of yeast. I also used cooking coconut oil to replace the ghee. This bread rises very quickly and only needs to rise 2 times before it is ready to be baked.
If you prefer to use ghee or butter, the recipe should still turn out well. It is also a good bread to make bunny chows. It slices very well to make sandwiches or toast.
Steam in the oven is said to assist in getting a soft loaf of bread. If you already know how to create steam in your oven then use that method or check the internet for suggestions. This is my method. I used an oven proof bowl, half filled it with boiling water and then added several pieces of ice and quickly placed it on the oven rack. It is ideal to place it on a lower rack, but I did not have a lower rack, so I placed it at the side of rack where the bread dough would be placed.
Here is the recipe for White Bread
Bread sliced to show texture
Baked Loaf just out of the oven
Bread dough covered clingwrap, then clingwrap removed & ready to be baked
Dry Yeast measured with a 5ml measure: Yeast mixed with sugar & water: proving
Flour with thick coconut oil, ready to be combined with yeast mix: Dough rising
If you have any questions or would like to add a recipe of your own, email me, Nirmala, at
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