• 250g wholemeal bread flour
  • 250g fine semolina flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 10g dried yeast
  • 320ml warm water
  • 15g sugar
  • 3-5 tbsp olive oil


  • STEP 1
    In a large bowl mix the flours and salt
  • STEP 2
    In a measuring jug, dissolve sugar and yeast in half of the water
  • STEP 3
    Once the yeast mixture is frothy, add to the flour mixture and combine by hand
  • STEP 4
    Once all the liquid has absorbed, add the remainder of the water and combine again. Knead for 10-15 mins until smooth and elastic and the dough stops sticking to your hands.
  • STEP 5
    Cover the bowl with a tea towel and leave to prove for 40 mins in a warm place
  • STEP 6
    Punch the dough back and add the olive oil. Combine with your hands. Divide the dough into 2 medium loaves or keep as one large batch! Roll into desired shape and place on a baking tray / loaf tin. Leave to rise for 15-20 mins.
  • STEP 7
    In the meantime, heat the oven to 180C / gas 5. Place the bread in the oven for 18-20 mins. Immediately after removing from the oven, drizzle generously with olive oil.

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