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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


  1. Preheat your oven to 220∞C (Gas Mark 7) and line a baking tray with baking paper
  2. Mix the flour, salt and yeast together in a large bowl
  3. 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.
  4. Pour your dough onto a lightly floured worktop and kneed for approximately 10 minutes
  5. 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
  6. Mould the dough into a ball and place it on the baking tray for an hour, until doubled in size again
  7. Dust the loaf with some extra flour and bake for 25 minutes until golden brown. Cool on a wire rack

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