So why did I have to wait for a Pandemic to bake bread?
Honestly, it is the simplest thing to bake and so delicious. We always serve with pickles, tomatoes, meats and olives and makes a great lunch.
Pop the flour into a large bowl with yeast, 2 oz butter, water and salt and mix up into a lump then knead for at least ten minutes.
1 lb 2oz granary bread flour
1 oz butter
1 1/2 tsp yeast
9 fl oz warm water
Leave for 1 – 2 hours in a warm place covered with a clean damp tea towel
Bake for 30 minutes in an oven 230c (450F, Gas Mark 8)
I’ve got enough to make one more loaf and then will have to hunt down some granary flour. There is a shortage in the UK.
Enjoy your delicious homemade bread. Maybe we will all continue to bake after this is all over?