Who doesn’t like a slice of deliciously home made bread with their meal. After all you can eat it with almost anything. Whether it is to accompany a cheese plate, dip into a curry or to make a simple sandwich. This is such a quick and easy recipe, and pretty cheap to make which is good news for me with the steady increase on the cost of bread here.
400 g white flour
1 tsp salt
7 g packet dried yeast
284 ml buttermilk (normal milk with squeeze of lemon juice)
2 tbsps olive oil
Grease your loaf tin(s). This recipe makes one large loaf (tin size 900 g) or two small loaves (tin size 450 g). The above photo is a small loaf tin.
Mix the dry ingredients in one bowl and the wet ingredients in a different bowl.
Now slowly add the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients to form a sticky dough. You will need to add more flour to form a ball (as it will be quite sticky to begin with) then turn out onto a floured surface. Knead the dough (adding more flour as necessary) to release the air.
If making small loaves, split the dough into two halves. Form the dough into a sausage shape then place into the tin(s).
Place a piece of oiled cling film loosely over the top of the tin and leave it some where warm for about an hour to allow it to rise.
Preheat the oven to 190 c (Gas mark 4) about half an hour before you want to bake it.
Remove the cling film and place in the oven. Bake it until golden and well risen (approx 45 – 55 mins depending on size of tins used). You can test if the inside has cooked by slipping a sharp clean knife into the centre. If it comes out clean it is ready.
Remove from tin(s) onto a cooling rack and wait 10-15 minutes for it to cool before slicing.