Bread Week

For bread week (14-22 May 2016), we have this easy recipe for you to try out at home.

Real Bread Week is the annual celebration of supporting your local, independent Real Bread bakery and baking your own.

The theme for this year is: doughing it for the kids.

This bread is simple to try in four easy steps taken from BBC Good Food Show website.  It is always good to get the kids involved in the kitchen and this easy recipe is great for little hands. You can use flour like granary, wholemeal or white. The choice is yours.

 

 

Ingredients

  • 500g granary, strong wholewheat or white bread flour (I used granary)
  • 7g sachet fast-action dried yeast
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp clear honey

Method

  1. Tip the flour, yeast and salt into a large bowl and mix together with your hands. Stir 300ml hand-hot water with the oil and honey, then stir into the dry ingredients to make a soft dough.
  2. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead for 5 mins, until the dough no longer feels sticky, sprinkling with a little more flour if you need it.
  3. Oil the loaf tin and put the dough in the tin, pressing it in evenly. Put in a large plastic food bag and leave to rise for 1 hr, until the dough has risen to fill the tin and it no longer springs back when you press it with your finger.
  4. Heat oven to 200C/fan 180C/gas 6. Make several slashes across the top of the loaf with a sharp knife, then bake for 30-35 mins until the loaf is risen and golden. Tip it out onto a cooling rack and tap the base of the bread to check it is cooked. It should sound hollow. Leave to cool.