Baking bread!


The kids have been asking me for ages to bake bread at home.. And recently they gave been relishing the fresh bread I buy from the supermarket…

Ok so here goes!

We need

500g bread flour

1.5 tsp. salt

1 tspn sugar

15g softened butter or 15ml vegetable oil

Sachet of yeast.

About 300ml water 1 part boiling 2 parts cold

(I used Allinsons flour and yeast)

  1. Put flour in a bowl and add salt
  2. Stir in yeast and sugar
  3. Slowly add water to create a soft dough
  4. Turn out onto a lightly floured surface and knead of around 10 minutes until smooth and elastic
  5. Shape dough, or put in a tin, cover and place somewhere warm for around 45 minutes until doubles in size
  6. Preheat oven to 230 degrees Celsius
  7. Place dough in oven for 15 minutes
  8. Reduce temperature to 200 degrees Celsius and bake for further 15-20 minutes, until bread has risen and is go.den brown, and sounds hollow when tapped underneath.
  9. Turn out and cool on a wire rack
  10. ENJOY!

My ingredients

Turning the dough out, ready to knead


Dough kneaded


Shaped and ready to prove


45 mins later

In the oven


Here’s our bread!


And it tastes not bad too! Pretty good for our first attempt!


24 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. painkills2
    Apr 09, 2015 @ 11:26:30

    “Sachet of yeast” — I’ve never heard it called that before… it’s so cute. But you forgot to pour melted butter over the top of the bread. πŸ™‚

    Liked by 1 person


  2. Donna
    Apr 09, 2015 @ 03:21:26

    That looks yummy

    Liked by 1 person


  3. Creatopath
    Apr 09, 2015 @ 01:24:51

    Looks amazing!

    Liked by 2 people


  4. Ann GrubbsnCritters
    Apr 09, 2015 @ 00:53:45

    Nothing like freshly, home-made baked bread! and the aroma…!divine.

    Liked by 2 people


  5. sunflower
    Apr 08, 2015 @ 21:58:28

    Looks like our challah which we bake every week for sabbath πŸ™‚ great job!!

    Liked by 1 person


  6. mitchteemley
    Apr 08, 2015 @ 20:25:16

    I used to bake bread with a bread machine (popular in the 90’s), but it was really only good for soft-crusted sandwich type breads. Nothing beats a crispy-crusted hand-baked loaf!

    Liked by 2 people


  7. Caitlin The Teen Daydreamer
    Apr 08, 2015 @ 19:24:30

    It looks fab!! ❀

    Liked by 1 person


  8. sheldonk2014
    Apr 08, 2015 @ 19:24:27

    Chop grate puree all the necessity of the kitchen all except but not including the handle of hot pots or knives

    Liked by 1 person


  9. edwinasepisodes
    Apr 08, 2015 @ 19:02:56

    Wow, that looks gorgeous Ritu. You can beat home-made bread! πŸ™‚

    Liked by 1 person


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