Simple Yorkshire Bread

Side dishServes 8

# Place dry ingredients in a large bowl. # Add liquid ingredients. # Mix with a dough hook for 5 minutes or knead by hand for 10 minutes until it forms a doughy ball. # Put dough back into bowl and cover bowl with a damp tea towel. # Leave to rise in a warm place until doubled in size. # Once doubled in size take out of bowl and knock down the dough with your fist to let the air out. # Once this is done put into your loaf tin and cover again. Leave to rise a second time for about half an hour. # Cook in a hot oven for about half an hour. # To check if done turn out of tin and knock on the bottom of the loaf if it sounds hollow, its done. Leave to cool on a rack. # Before baking you can sprinkle with water and dust with porridge oats or flour. # You can also add herbs, grated cheese or seeds for different flavours.


* 450g J. Stringer & Sons Organic Strong White Bread Flour
* 2tsp Salt
* 1tsp Sugar
* 1 x 7g Sachet of yeast
* Knob of butter melted or
* 2tsp olive oil
* 300ml Warm water (not hot!)