Simple Bread Recipe

There is a misconception that making bread is difficult but it’s really not. With this super simple recipe you will be making bread every week!

Prep Time: 2-3hours

Cook Time: 20-30 Mins

Ingredients

  • 400g Strong Flour (White or Wholemeal, its up to you)
  • 1 (7g) packet of dry yeast (Fresh 10g)
  • 1 Tsp Salt
  • 325 ml Warm Water

Method

  1. First make sure your flour is in a large bowl so you can make your dough in it. You can either do this by hand or if you are lucky enough to have a food mixer use that
  2. Now add your yeast to your flour. If you are using fresh be sure to dissolve this in the flour by using your fingertips and spread throughout
  3. Now add your salt and mix well
  4. It’s now time to add your water SLOWLEY and don’t add it all at once as you may not need it all. Mix the water with the flour until it starts to form a dough
  5. Now your dough is starting to come together you can start to knead it. This should take about 10 mins by hand (time to build your muscles) or about 5 mins with your mixer
  6. Once the dough is smooth and springs back its time to leave it to prove for about an hour or until it has doubled in size
  7. Right, an hour has gone it’s now time to knock it back. Which means punch your dough GENTLY to get the air out if it
  8. Now time to shape. This is the time where you can get creative and make any shape you want. You can create small rolls or a loaf it’s up to you. This is your bread and there is no rules
  9. Once you have shaped your dough it’s time to leave it for another prove, don’t worry it’s only 30 mins this time
  10. Now preheat your oven to 200c / Gas Mark 6
  11. 30 mins have gone and its time to bake . Before this you can spice your bread up by scoring the top or sprinkling with cheese or seed or something else, it’s up to you
  12. Now bake for 20-30 mins until golden brown and sounds hollow when you tap the bottom
  13. Now time to enjoy!

Bread is super easy and doesn’t take as much effort to make so give it a go and get create and add your favourite toppings or even mix them into the dough if your feeling really adventures.

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