There’s very little better than the smell of fresh bread baking in your oven. In fact, the only thing better than the smell is eating a slice or two of your own homemade bread. We’ve put together a simple recipe so you can make your own bread at home. Just make sure to keep your fresh bread stored well.
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Prep time: 20 minutes
Cooking: 25 minutes
- 500g white flour
- 2 tsp salt
- 3 tbsp olive oil
- 7g sachet fast-action yeast
- 300ml water
- Preheat your oven to 220∞C (Gas Mark 7) and line a baking tray with baking paper
- Mix the flour, salt and yeast together in a large bowl
- In the centre of the mixture make a well and add the olive oil and water and mix well together. If the dough seems stiff add another tbsp of water.
- Pour your dough onto a lightly floured worktop and kneed for approximately 10 minutes
- When your dough is smooth, place it in a lightly oiled bowl and cover with clingfilm. Either rest the dough at room temperature for an hour or place in a fridge overnight, until the dough has doubled in size
- Mould the dough into a ball and place it on the baking tray for an hour, until doubled in size again
- Dust the loaf with some extra flour and bake for 25 minutes until golden brown. Cool on a wire rack