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Bread Recipe

Bread Recipe

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Ingredients • 500g strong white flour, may need a little extra for dusting • 2 teaspoons of salt • 7g sachet fast-action yeast • 3 tbsp olive oil • 300ml water



Method



1. Mix the flour, salt and yeast in a large bowl. Make a well in the centre, then add the oil and water, and mix it well. If the dough seems a little stiff, add 1-2 tbsp water, mix well then tip onto a lightly floured work surface and knead. Once the dough is satin-smooth, place it in a lightly oiled bowl. Leave to rise for 1 hour until doubled in size or place in the fridge overnight

2. Line a baking tray with baking parchment. Knock back the dough, then gently mould the dough into a ball. Place it on the baking parchment to prove for a further hour until doubled in size

3. Heat oven to 220C/fan 200C/gas 7. Dust the loaf with flour and cut a cross about 6cm long into the top of the loaf with a sharp knife. Bake for 25-30 mins until golden brown and the loaf sounds hollow when tapped underneath. Cool on a wire rack

Prep: 20 mins Cook: 25 mins - 30 mins Plus 2 hours proving