• 7g easy bake yeast
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 300ml lukewarm water
  • 340g strong white bread flour
  • 1 tsp salt


  • STEP 1
    Put flour, salt, sugar and yeast into a mixing bowl and combine
  • STEP 2
    Make a well in the centre and pour in the lukewarm water, gradually drawing in the flour, mixing until all the flour is incorporated and the dough comes away from the sides of the bowl
  • STEP 3
    Turn the dough onto a floured surface and knead for about 3 minutes
  • STEP 4
    Shape the dough into a round loaf and place on a greased baking sheet. Cover with a clean damp cloth and place in a warm, draught-free place for 1 to 1.5hrs, till the dough has doubled in size
  • STEP 5
    While the dough is rising preheat the oven to gas mark 7 or 220 degreesC. When the dough is risen, bake in the centre of the oven for 25 to 30 minutes. Rap the underside with your knuckles to check it is cooked through. If it isn't, turn the oven down to gas mark 5 or 190C for a further 5 to 10 minutes. When it's done, cool on a wire rack

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