Who would have thought making bread was so easy? Feel free to experiment by adding a handful of seeds, nuts or dried fruit.
Ingredients: 1½ cups warm water
1 tsp sugar 1½ tsp yeast
1½ cups plain flour 1½ cups wholemeal flour
2 tsp oil 1 tsp salt
Method: • Generously grease a loaf tin. • Pour the water into a large bowl. • Add the sugar and stir to dissolve. • Sprinkle the yeast on top, stir, then leave to activate for about 10 minutes (small bubbles should form). • Add the remaining ingredients and stir until a dough forms (the mixture should be quite wet). • Spoon into the prepared tin, cover with a tea towel and leave in a warm place (create a warm place by turning oven on to heat for 1 minute or place in hot water cupboard) to rise until doubled in size - this will take about 1 hour. • Preheat oven to 200°C (390°F). • Bake loaf for 25 minutes or until the top makes a hollow sound when tapped.
Serves: 8 Prep Time: 5 minutes plus activating and rising time Cooking Time: 25 minutes