We've been making bread pretty much daily since lock down started. Luckily, we were gifted some yeast by my lovely Dad (who has also been baking daily!) and managed to get bread flour from a local wholesaler.
We use a Thermomix to do the kneading, however you can do this by hand, it just takes a little longer! Bread isn't the fastest of things to bake, so I'm quite happy to take a short cut with a machine to knead. If you have a stand mixer with a dough hook you can do the same thing, make the dough and pop it in your mixer for a few minutes to knead.
This is a very simple recipe for a daily loaf. Nothing fancy. Just good, tasty bread. There's something about the smell of freshly baked bread that makes you instantly hungry! We're getting through a lot of bread at the moment, so this has been a daily bake.
Combine all of the ingredients and knead until it forms a silky dough (or, cheat like I do and chuck it all in a Thermomix or stand mixer to do the hard work for you)
Tip the dough into a lightly greased bowl and pop somewhere warm to prove. I put cling film over the top of the bowl and left it on the windowsil for around an hour until the dough had doubled in size.
Split the dough into three and roll each into a ball shape. Grease a loaf tin with a little butter then pop the dough balls into the tin and put it somewhere warm again for a 2nd prove.
Have you been baking? We're working through a wish list of recipes still, ones we never had time to bake before but now have no excuse not to! What's on your recipe wish list?
- 500g Strong Bread Flour
- 4g Fast acting Yeast
- 250ml Water (tepid)
- 40g Sugar
- 40g Butter
- 1tsp Salt