- Preparation and cooking time
- 40mins Rising
- More effort
- Makes Small loaf
This delicious recipe will make a soft, fruit loaf, suitable for everyone, and on the plus side.....you don't need a bread maker.
- 500g Strong bread flour (White or brown)
- 25g Yeast (fresh or dried)
- 300g warm water
- Pinch of salt
- Mixed fruit (measure by how fruit you want your bread)
- 2tsp of crushed porridge oats to sprinkle on top.
- Spray bottle of water
- STEP 1Weigh out all the Ingriedients, you have to make sure it is exact or the bread could go wrong.
- STEP 2Mix the flour, mixed fruit and salt together. Dissolve the yeast in the warm water. ** with the mixed fruit I just measured this by eye as some people like loads of fruit and other just a small amount. I would say I out about 200-300g in mine. **
- STEP 3Once the yeast is completely dissolved in warm water, slowly pour into the flour mix, and stir with a spatula or wooden spoon.
- STEP 4As you gradually pour the water in the mix will start to stick together you may need a little less or more water. If the dough is too sticky stop adding water and add just a sprinkling of flour.
- STEP 5Take the dough out and knead for 5-10mins it should be of an elasticity consistence and not too dry and not too wet. It should not stick to your work surface, if this happens keep kneading.
- STEP 6Once kneaded place back in the bowl and cover with a cloth and leave to rise in a warm place, for around 20mins. Whilst this is happening grease the tin of your choice with a small amount of oil or butter.
- STEP 7Once risen take the dough out and knead again. Knocking all the air out. I chose a ringed tin for my bread so I cut the bread into small sections and rolled into balls and placed in the tin. You can use and shape tin you like or just a baking try is fine. Sprinkle rolled oats over the top
- STEP 8Leave to rise for another 20mins to half an hour placing a tea towel over the top and spray it with water to keep a crust from forming on the bread while rising. After 20mins place in an oven preheated of 200c
- STEP 9Leave the bread for 30mins then check on it, if it is still springy leave in for a further 10mins, after take out and tip the bread out of the tin, place back in the oven at 150c to cook underneath side.
- STEP 10After 20mins check the bread tapping the bottom and if you get a hollow sound it's done. Turn the bread over and place the tea towel back on top spraying with water again, this keeps a crust on the bread. Once cooled you r ready to eat your bread