My Homemade Bread


Preperation <15mins, Prooving 2 hours, Cooking 40-50mins

1Kg Organic White Strong Bread Flour (+ extra for dusting), 15g Salt, 2 x 5g sachets of dried yeast, 400ml organic milk & 200ml boiling water mixed together in a Jug, 2 tbl Organic Olive Oil, 1 Tsp Farm Honey, 1 2lb Loaf tin


 Mix the flour, yeast and salt in a large mixing bowl.  Add the honey and olive oil to the milk/water jug and mix, then add to the flour, blend the mixture until for form a stick ball of dough. Turn out onto a floured surface and knead for 5-10 mins.  Place the dough back in the mixing bowl and put the mixing bowl into a bin liner and cover for 1 hour at room temp (or until doubled in size). 

Remove the from the bag/bowl and turn out onto a flour top again, gently knock the air back out of the dough. Cut away 2/3 of the dough and shape into roll that will fit into you bread tin. Divide the remaining into 4 or 5 pieces and shape into rounds. Dust the loaf and rolls and cover. Turn you oven onto full to heat up.

Once proved, spray the rolls and loaf with water place them into the oven.  After 8-10mins turn the temperature down to about 180 (gas 5) and bake the rolls for another 5-8 mins and the loaf for 25-30mins. Turn out loaf and allow to cool on a wire rack.