Fresh bread recipe
Updated: Jan 28
Since the off we've made our own bread offering a variety throughout the week. If you haven't already given it a go we highly recommend it, it's good for the soul and more often than not tastes amazing.
Here's a recipe we use to get the week going when making our Welsh Rarebit.
Baguette (makes 4)
You will need...
500g strong white flour (little extra for dusting)
Good pinch of salt, don't be shy
10g fast-action yeast
360ml tepid water
A little olive oil, for greasing
1. Lightly oil a nice big bowl and put the flour, salt and yeast in (try not to put the salt directly on top of the yeast). Add three-quarters of the water and with one hand begin to mix. As the dough starts to come together, slowly add the remaining water, then continue to mix (around 5-10 minutes) until you have an elastic dough (don't worry if it looks wet).
2. Cover and leave for 1 hour, or until at least doubled in size.
3. Lightly dust the work surface with flour and tip the dough onto the surface.
4. Rather than knocking it back, handle it gently so you can keep as much air in the dough as possible. Again, don't worry if the dough is wet just use a bit of flour on the hands to make it manageable.
5. Divide the dough into 4 pieces. Shape each piece into an oblong by flattening the dough out slightly and folding the sides into the middle. Then roll each up into a sausage whilst trying not to put too much pressure on the dough to keep the mix airy. Aim for a sausage around 30cm long.
6. Lay the baguettes on a pre floured baking tray with plenty of room between them to grow. Place a clean tea towel over the top and leave them for another hour or until the dough has at least doubled in size and springs back quickly if you prod it lightly with your finger.
7. Preheat the oven to 220C fan.
8. Remove tea towel and dust baguettes with flour before slashing each baguette 4 times on the diagonal.
9. Finally bake for 20-25 minutes, or until the baguettes are golden-brown. Cool on a wire rack and enjoy in all manor of different ways
Any questions give us a shout and enjoy!!