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Quick and Easy Loaf

This basic bread recipe is quick and easy and can be adapted to your own taste.

Quick and Easy Loaf

Prep Time 3 hours

Cooking Time 35 mins

Serves 1kg loaf

This basic bread recipe is quick and easy and can be adapted to your own taste.
Why not have fun and experiment with your choice of ingredients to vary the flavour and texture. You can add seeds, nuts, curry pastes, dried fruits or herbs but always use good quality organic flour from local mills as this produces a much more nutritious and high quality product.

 

Ingredients

  • 500g strong white flour
  • or 500g strong wholemeal flour
  • 25g butter
  • 11/4 tsp salt
  • 11/2 tsp fast action dried yeast
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 300ml warm water for the white loaf or
  • 350ml warm water for the wholemeal loaf

 

Method

  1. Mix together the flour, salt, yeast, butter and sugar.
  2. Process well, slowly adding the water through the feeder tube until the flour forms a craggy ball - this should take approximately 2 minutes.
  3. Leave the dough in the processor bowl to rise for approximately 20-30 minutes. Keep the lid on for this process.
  4. Pulse 3-4 times to knock the air out of the dough.
  5. Remove the dough from the food processor and place in a greased 1kg bread tin or on an oiled baking sheet and cover with a cloth.
  6. Allow to rise in a warm draught free place for another 1-2 hours or until doubled in size.
  7. Bake in a preheated oven 220ºC/Gas Mark 7 for 30-35 minutes or until golden brown.