I have been searching through old bread recipes, looking for some plain, old fashioned bread recipes . I've been using the bread machine to knead my dough for too long and decided I was going to get back into the groove. So for all our readers who likes to get down to a good old fashioned knead and likes plain, old fashioned, brown bread give this one a try:
Brown Bread Preheat oven to 220oC/425oF
1 cup (225 ml) Warm Water 2 Tbsp Sunflower Oil 2 Tbsp Runny Honey 1¼ tsp Salt 3 cups (450g) Strong Brown Flour 1¼ tsp* easy bake yeast
* If you want your loaf to prove faster, use 2½ tsp (1 sachet) of Easy Bake Yeast.
Put the flour, salt and yeast into a bowl. Mix to a soft dough with the honey, oil and water. Turn onto a floured surface and knead for 10 minutes. Shape as desired and put into an appropriate greased tin. Leave to prove slowly* until double in size. Add your chosen topping/glaze if using and place in the oven and immediately turn the heat down to 200°C/400°F. Bake for 25-30 minutes.
When cooked the loaf should sound hollow when tapped on the bottom. Cool on a wire tray before attempting to cut a slice.
I want to encourage youngsters (male or female) to get into the kitchen and enjoy cooking. TASTE it!