Making your own bread. There is a real feeling of achievement when you accomplish this however it can be tricky. Here is a recipe for an easy bread that requires no kneading and a VERY easy way to rise.
Much simpler than many other breads. This could be a good entry level bread to starting you off as a successful bread baker.
1 tsp Golden syrup (a little more is okay but I say only a tsp as I know you’ll add more…)
1 cup boiling water
1 cup milk
1.5 teaspoons dry yeast
¼ cup sunflower seeds
¼ cup pumpkin seeds
1.5 tbsp black chia
2 tablespoons wheatgerm
½ tsp salt
1.5 cups white flour
1.5 cups wholemeal flour
This recipe does not begin by pre-heating the oven so do not turn the oven on yet.
Add golden syrup, boiling water and milk to a small-ish bowl. Quickly add the yeast on top and leave for around 5 minutes until it goes slightly frothy – around 5 minutes.
While this is happening, mix prepare a loaf tin by lining it with baking paper
Mix the dry ingredients in to a larger bowl
Once the wet ingredients are frothy, mix in to the dry ingredients with a metal spoon.
Pour batter in to prepared loaf tin
Put in to oven a turn on to 50 degrees Celsius for 30 minutes
After 30 minutes, turn the oven up to 200 degrees Celsius and leave for another 30 minutes
Knock on the bread (be careful not to burn yourself) and if it sounds hollow, it’s ready!
Turn on to a cooling rack and leave to cool down
When baking, the times are exact – do not wait for the oven to heat up
This bread freezes really nicely, you can pre-cut and defrost slices as required
Sprinkle with extra seeds once the batter is in the tin if you wish
Be careful to remove baking paper as the bread can begin to sweat a little
This is a fairly dense bread so you don’t need too much
It’s delicious with honey, jam, avocado and my personal favourite – peanut butter and tomato