Yesterday my son came home from school proudly carrying a loaf of bread he had made. He was really pleased with himself and announced we had to eat it today to try it at it’s best. He was also really happy with the fact he had added seeds to the top. He had picked a few bits out of the loaf on the way home to try so it did look a little nibbled on. It was however very tasty.
Bread is one of those things that I have never really made at home. I can make soda bread but normal bread is a challenge. It doesn’t help that I do not really have a bread shaped baking tin. I would love a bread maker so I can just shove the ingredients in and let it get on with it. Havingtasted my son’s loaf I am going to have to give bread making a go. He wanted me to share his recipe so we do not lose it, currently it is written on a scrap of paper. Here it is:
- 200g Strong Flour
- 2 tsp dried yeast
- 15g vegetable lard or sunflower margarine
- Pinch of salt
- 150 mls warm water
- Mix together the flour, dried yeast and salt in a bowl.
- Run in margarine or vegetable lard
- Mix in warm water to make a soft dough.
- Knead for ten minutes and return to the bowl.
- Cover with cling film and leave in a warm place for 20 minutes.
- Take the dough out of the bowl and knead very gently.
- Place in a greased loaf tin. Bake for about 15 minutes at 210C, Gas 7
It sounds easy enough so I will have to give it a go.