Here’s how to make a good, simple loaf of bread. It tastes much better than store-bought bread and is quick and easy to make.
700g Plain white flour.
100g Rye flour.
200g Wholewheat flour.
1 sachet of dried yeast/12g
Pinch of salt.
700ml like-warm water.
Add all of the dry ingredients together in a fairly big bowl (this mixture will grow to twice it’s size).
Mix together well.
Make a hollow in the centre of the mixture and pour in about half of the water.
Mix well with your hands.
Add the rest of the water a little at a time and continue mixing together.
Once all the water is added you will end up with a bread dough.
Take the dough and knead well on a lightly floured board for about ten minutes until you have a ball of smooth elastic dough.
Cover and leave for around one and a half hours. The dough will roughly double in size.
After the dough has risen, take it and knead a little more to push out air bubbles. Just thirty seconds will do. Make into a loaf shape and put into a greased baking tin. Cover and leave for a further thirty minutes.
Meanwhile, pre-heat an oven to 225C. Once it has reached that temperature put in the bread dough. Cook for fifteen minutes and then reduced the heat to 175C and cook for a further 25 minutes.
Once finished, remove the bread from the oven and leave to cool.
That’s it. Done. Enjoy!