Bread is something that most of us eat everyday, but the thing is, buying it from the shop just doesn’t cut it. The difference in quality between sop bought bread and homemade is night and day. So with that in mind, below is a very simple but delicious bread recipe which is shouldn’t take up too much of your time.
Seeded Bread Bloomer Recipe
- 300G Strong White Bread Flour
- 300G Wholemeal Seeded Bread Flour (We use Allison Seeded & Grain Wholemeal)
- 7G Fast Acting Yeast
- 10G Brown Demerara Sugar
- 5G Salt
- A Tablespoon of Butter
- 2 Tablespoons of Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- 400ML of Luke Warm Water
To make the dough, simple pour in the flour, make a well in the middle and insert the rest of the ingredients. Now if you have a KitchenMaster or similar appliance then you can allow this to knead the dough, otherwise fold the flour into the rest of the ingredients until well combined. If the mixture is quite wet then don’t be afraid to add a more flour, a little at a time until you have a good soft dough which is still a little sticky. If making by hand then make sure to knead for around 10 minutes, after which leave it to rise in a warm place. Preferably covered with a tea towel.
For me the dough usually doubles in size within around an hour. Once this is done I knock it back with the KitchenMaster, however if you are making by hand then just knead for another five minutes or so. Once you have done this, preheat the oven to around 225C and then put the dough in either a bread tin or shape it in the style of a bloomer. Leave it to rise again for around 30 mins (but keep an eye on it as it can often rise quite quickly). Once satisfied, place it in the oven for exactly 30 minutes and then you have your bread as seen in the picture above.