Bread is incredibly popular to make at the moment. It is also fun. Leaving the dough to rise and getting your hands in to the dough is always fun. This is a great one to make with grandkids if you have them with you for the day. You will however want to start this one early as there is a bit of rising and sitting time.
1 tablespoon salt
1.5 tablespoons of yeast
6.5 cups of flour
3 cups of warm water
In a large bowl, mix the salt, yeast and flour together
Create a well and add water, mix together with a wooden spoon (add a little extra water or flour as needed)
Cover with plastic wrap and leave in a warm place for 2 hours to rise
Once risen, dust a clean surface with flour. Dust 2 baking trays with flour
Dust your hands with flour and remove one half of the dough.
Work the dough in to a ball by gently stretching and pinching the edges under the ball.
Add to a prepared baking tray and do the same with the second dough
Leave to rise for another 40 mins
30 minutes into the wait time, turn the oven on to 230 degrees
Dust with a little more flour and score marks into the top of the dough
Get another roasting tray and put in the bottom of the oven with 1 cup of boiling water
On a higher oven rack, place the bread and cook for 30 minutes
Remove to cool on a wire rack before cutting and enjoying with your favourite toppings.
Halve the recipe if you only want one loaf of bread
Don’t overwork the bread when you’re balling up – this should only take 20-40 seconds
Enjoy warm and you can even try with our carrot and potato soup recipe