One of our favourite days of the year is here… It’s National Homemade Bread Day! We absolutely love the comforting roasty smell of freshly-baked bread lingering in the kitchen and we’re so thankful there’s a day dedicated to that.
Did you know that the very first reference made to bread was recorded in 1300 AD from a Indo-Persian poet’s writings? So, bread has actually been around much longer than you might think!
Today is the day to fish out that famous family recipe or even find a new delicious bread recipe online that you can try. Or do both! After all, why stop at one loaf when bread tastes that good?
Let us share with you one our favourite easy homemade white bread recipes that we know you’re going to love!
Credit goes to the wonderful Baking with Granny for this tasty recipe.
500g strong white flour
7g fast-action yeast
2 tsp salt
3 tbsp butter/margarine/oil
300ml warm water
- Using a large bowl, add the flour, salt, and yeast and mix it well to combine.
- In the middle of the mixture, make a well and add the butter/margarine/oil and warm water. Combine the mixture and add a little more water if needed. Use your hands to bring the mixture together into a soft, lumpy, and slightly sticky dough.
- With the dough, turn it out onto a floured surface and proceed to knead for 10 minutes until it feels smooth and elastic.
- Next, place the dough into an oiled bowl and cover it with a piece of oil cling film, or a damp tea towel. For at least 1 hour, allow the dough to rise.
- Line a baking sheet with greaseproof paper and set it aside. Gently punch the air from the dough pulling it back on itself and form your desired loaf shape.
- Once you have the shape to your liking, place the loaf onto the prepared baking sheet and cover again. Leave it to prove for another hour, or until the dough has doubled in size.
- Ensure you preheat your oven to 220°c/200°c fan/Gas Mark 7.
- Before baking it, use a sharp knife to add a few scores to the top of the bread. Bake for approximately 25-30 minutes until it goes golden brown and bread sounds hollow when tapped from underneath.
- Finally, leave to cool on a wire rack or enjoy warm with lashings of butter.
Once your loaf has cooled and you’ve eaten a sufficient amount of it (of course!), you can store it using one of our NEW Bread Bumble Bags, which will ensure that it stays fresh and stodgy for longer. Our new bread-sized bags come in a variety of designs and look effortlessly pretty resting on your counter tops, while serving their intended purpose.
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