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Wholemeal bread

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Prep: 25 minutes Cook: 20 minutes 60 minutes to prove


1 very large loaf or 2 medium sized loaves

A really easy, fool-proof recipe for tasty brown bread

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


  1. In a large bowl mix the flours and salt

  2. In a measuring jug, dissolve sugar and yeast in half of the water

  3. Once the yeast mixture is frothy, add to the flour mixture and combine by hand

  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.

  5. Cover the bowl with a tea towel and leave to prove for 40 mins in a warm place

  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.

  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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