My mother swears by a commitment to bread - a daily ritual, practice and hard work are the things that lead to a perfect loaf. Me, I'm all about shortcuts when it comes to baking bread. And it appears I'm not alone - Dan Lepard (www.danlepard.com), baker extraordinaire, shared his fantastic recipe with me recently for a simple white loaf via one of the wonders of our modern age, Twitter - although it must be said he didn't do it in less than 140 characters!
His bread method (which works for a variety of flours) is straightforward, easy and, the best bit, hardly requires any work. If you haven't turned your hand to baking before, I'd urge you to head out, grab some good quality bread flour and get baking - I've been making a loaf every day and scoffing it toasted with loads of butter and homemade mixed berry jam.
Click on 'READ STORY' link below for the recipe for Dan Lepard's simple white loaf