No image available
Member recipe


Member recipe by

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
(0 ratings)

Member recipe by

Cooking time

Prep: 1 hour and 15 minutes Cook: 30 minutes

Skill level

More effort


i large family bloomer

A fabulous white crusty loaf. Good for sandwiches and fantastic for crunchy toast! Best made in a food mixer as the dough is quite damp and sticky. If making by hand and kneading on a work surface, you may need to oil it rather than use flour.

This recipe has been submitted by the Good Food community. Sign in or create a My Good Food account to upload your own recipe creations. Please note that all recipes will be moderated but they are not tested in the Good Food kitchen.
Save to My Good Food
Please sign in or register to save recipes.


  • 15g fresh yeast
  • 300ml tepid water +15ml olive oil
  • 450g strong plain flour
  • 5g salt
  • Seeds - optional


  1. Rub fresh yeast into sifted flour and salt

  2. Mix in the water and oil and knead for a good 5 minutes

  3. Place in a large oiled bowl, cover with oiled cling film or pastic bag and leave to prove until nearly doubled in size.

  4. Knock back very gently, shape loaf into an oval or round and place onto a tin. Cover with oiled film and leave until doubled in size again, then remove film, scatter with seeds if preferred and bake until golden brown, and sounds hollow when knocked on the base

Comments, questions and tips

Sign in or create your My Good Food account to join the discussion.
Be the first to comment...We'd love to hear how you got on with this recipe. Did you like it? Would you recommend others give it a try?
Be the first to ask a question about this recipe...Unsure about the cooking time or want to swap an ingredient? Ask us your questions and we’ll try and help you as soon as possible. Or if you want to offer a solution to another user’s question, feel free to get involved...
Be the first to suggest a tip for this recipe...Got your own twist on this recipe? Or do you have suggestions for possible swaps and additions? We’d love to hear your ideas.