An honest loaf

  • 500g of flour
  • 300ml warm water
  • 7g sachet of dried yeast
  • 1 tsp clear honey or sugar
  • 1 tbs salt
  • 1 tbsp of olive oil

Mix yeast and honey with water and set aside for a few minutes.

Add to flour along with salt and olive oil and mix with your hand to combine.

Knead by hand on a floured surface or with the kneading attachment of a food mixer for around 7-10 minutes until dough becomes quite springy.

Cover and leave to rise for 45 mins to an hour. Knock it back by giving it a pushing it down and then shape the loaf into a round. Leave to rest for a further half an hour.

Put a baking tray in the oven and pre-heat to 220ºC. Dust with a little flour and pop your loaf on the shelf. Bake for 25-30 minutes until golden brown. You can tell when the bread is done by tapping it on the base – it should sound hollow.

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