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How to make fantastic Homemade bread in 8 Steps

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Making perfect Homemade bread

So what will you will need:

500g=strong white flour, plus extra for dusting

2 tsp salt

7g sachet fast-action yeast

3 tbsp olive oil

300ml= water


1. Mix 500g strong white flour, 2 tsp salt and a 7g sachet of fast-action yeast in a large bowl.

2. Make a well in the center, then add 3 tbsp olive oil and 300ml water, and mix.

3. Tip onto a floured work surface and knead for around 10 mins.

4. Once the dough is smooth, place it in a lightly oiled bowl and cover with cling film. Leave to rise for an hour

5. Line a baking tray with baking parchment. Knock back the dough (punch the air out and pull the dough in on itself) then gently mold the dough into a ball.

6. Place it on the baking parchment to prove for an hour until twice the size.

7.Heat oven to 220C/fan 200C/gas 7.

8.cut a line in the middle (not too deep). Bake for 25-30 mins until golden brown and the loaf sounds hollow when tapped underneath. Cool on a wire rack.

9. enjoy:)

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