Whilst clearing out my kitchen cupboards the other day, I happened to find all the ingredients that I had been leftover from me making bread and I realised that I never shared my recipe on here.
Making bread needn't be complicated and below is a really quick and simple method for creating your very own loaf.
* 500g Strong White Bread Flour (you can change this for wholemeal or granary)
* 7g Packet of Fast Acting Dried Yeast
* 300ml Hot Water from the tap
* 2 Tbsp Sunflower Oil
* 1Tbsp Golden Syrup
* 1 Tsp Salt
* Sieve the flour, yeast and salt into a bowl and mix.
* In 300ml of hot water, stir in the oil and the syrup.
* Mix the liquid with the dry ingredients to make a soft dough.
* Lightly flour a surface and turn the dough onto it, knead for around 5 minutes or until the dough no longer feels sticky. (you can use more flour if needed)
* Pop the dough back in the bowl and cover with cling film, leave to rise for about an hour.
* Whilst the dough is rising, preheat the oven to 180ºc.
* After an hour take the dough out of the bowl, make into whatever shape you would like and put a few slashes across the top of the loaf.
* Bake for around 35 minutes or until golden brown.
* Place on a rack to cool down.
* Perfect for serving with dinner or still warm a large knob of butter melting on it.