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Bread in four easy steps

Kids can help with this super-simple bread recipe. Use whichever flour you like, granary, wholemeal or white

  • Prep: 15 mins
    Cook: 35 mins
    Plus rising
  • Cuts into 8 thick slices
  • Easy
  • Cuts into 8 thick slices
  • Easy
  • Calories 231
  • Carbohydrates 42
  • Saturated Fat 1
  • Sugar 3
  • Protein 10
  • Fat 4
  • Fibre 4
  • Salt 0.63

Nutrition per serving

  • Calories 231
  • Carbohydrates 42
  • Saturated Fat 1
  • Sugar 3
  • Protein 10
  • Fat 4
  • Fibre 4
  • Salt 0.63

Ingredients

  • 500g granary, strong wholewheat or white bread flour (I used granary)
  • 7g sachet fast-action dried yeast
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp clear honey

Method

  1. Tip the flour, yeast and salt into a large bowl and mix together with your hands. Stir 300ml hand-hot water with the oil and honey, then stir into the dry ingredients to make a soft dough.

  2. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead for 5 mins, until the dough no longer feels sticky, sprinkling with a little more flour if you need it.

  3. Oil the loaf tin and put the dough in the tin, pressing it in evenly. Put in a large plastic food bag and leave to rise for 1 hr, until the dough has risen to fill the tin and it no longer springs back when you press it with your finger.

  4. Heat oven to 200C/fan 180C/gas 6. Make several slashes across the top of the loaf with a sharp knife, then bake for 30-35 mins until the loaf is risen and golden. Tip it out onto a cooling rack and tap the base of the bread to check it is cooked. It should sound hollow. Leave to cool.

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