Bread in four easy steps

Bread in four easy steps

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(94 ratings)

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 35 mins Plus rising

Easy

Cuts into 8 thick slices

Kids can help with this super-simple bread recipe. Use whichever flour you like, granary, wholemeal or white

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable
  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per slice

  • kcal231
  • fat4g
  • saturates1g
  • carbs42g
  • sugars3g
  • fibre4g
  • protein10g
  • salt0.63g
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Ingredients

  • 500g granary, strong wholewheat or white bread flour (I used granary)
  • 7g sachet fast-action dried yeast
    Yeast

    Yeast

    yee-st

    Yeast is a living, single-cell organism. As the yeast grows, it converts its food (in the form…

  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 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 a 900g 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.

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mooze82
24th Feb, 2013
5.05
Very easy and very tasty! I have made this twice now, once to make a loaf and once to make rolls and have had compliments from all that ate them!
jfagan
9th Feb, 2013
I'm a beginner when it comes to bread making but have made this a couple of times now (following the recipe to the book) - have found each time 2 things that seem to not work as I think they are meant to...: 1. The bread doesn't seem wet enough when all ingredients are mixed so when I knead the bread it cracks/breaks off rather than stretches 2. The bread (after cooking) is rather dense and heavy... which I assume may be due to the problems in the first stage? Any help would be great. Cheers
kathy535
3rd Feb, 2013
5.05
A lovely recipe and very easy. I do a second rise on mine and make it into rolls so I can freeze them and make them last the week.
Cats02
25th Nov, 2012
Excellent recipe and works every time, made it again last night and my son said it was the best bread he'd ever had.
anitax
18th Nov, 2012
on my second loaf. Accidently threw away the blade to my bread maker and yet to be replaced. Desperate for home made bread found this recipe. Actually prefer the bread and so easy.
melissaheyman83
12th Nov, 2012
5.05
Just trying this for the first time today...currently waiting for its second rise! Hoping it's not going to spill over the 2lb loaf tin!
ginabell5
8th Nov, 2012
Me & my husband made this bread in a joint effort, it was so easy, we used the kneading attachment on a hand whisk, the only change we made was knocking back after the first rising only because the dough had spilled over the top of the tin, then left to rise again. We was so impressed with the taste, it took less than the 35 minutes to cook. Will definately do this again.
jenniegs
5th Nov, 2012
Really pleased with this because it works. What a relief after quite a few disasters in the past. Prefer it to bought bread and so does my family.
babysnowdon
31st Oct, 2012
The recipe is easy and the breads lush. I even snucked a 100grammes of stone ground flour in and my fussy granddaughter still liked it!
janetstone
22nd Oct, 2012
5.05
Made this yesterday, and made my sandwiches for work today. Well I must say I am impressed with myself. This is so easy and so tasty. May never buy bread again!!

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