EMMA'S EASY AWESOME BREAD
PREPARATION: 1hr 45min ~ COOK: 30min ~ READY IN: 2hr 15min
(MAKES 2 LOAVES)
500 g strong flour
3 tsp dry yeast
2 tsp salt
350 ml warm water, up to 60 degrees celsius
- In a large bowl, mix the dry ingredients together. Make a well in the flour and pour in the water. Using an electric mixer with a dough hook attachment, or your hands, knead for 5–10 minutes. Cover the dough with a tea towel and leave it to prove in a warm draught-free spot for one hour or until doubled in size.
- Divide the dough into two portions and then shape each loaf into two round balls. Alternatively, place into greased loaf tins. Place onto baking paper-lined trays and leave to prove for another 30 minutes.
- Preheat the oven to 200 degrees celsius. Score an incision at least 2 cm deep across the top of each loaf with a knife, and dust with extra flour.
- Bake for 25–30 minutes until golden brown. The bread is ready when it sounds hollow on the bottom when you tap it. Aim for a nice dark brown crust.