Recipes · Side Dishes

Simple Loaf of Bread.


Simple loaf of fresh bread.



Here is a basic recipe for a good old fashioned loaf of bread. Georgeous slathered with butter and dunked in homemade soup or smothered in jam. Mmmmm bread! I would advice that you use this up within a few days or freeze it as it will go stale quickly due to the lack of preservatives. Enjoy!


500g Strong white bread flour

1 Sachet (7g) fast acting bread yeast

310ml Warm water

1tsp Salt

1tsp Sugar

One calorie olive oil spray



  1. Stir the yeast into the warm water until it mostly desolves.
  2. Place the flour and the salt into a large bowl.
  3. Stir the yeast-water mix into the flour about 1/3 at a time until it’s all combined.
  4. If you have a stand mixer, use the dough hook on a low setting for about 5 mins.
  5. If you don’t kneed it by hand, on a floured surface for about 10 mins or until it bounces back when lightly pressed.
  6. Line a baking tray with greaseproof paper and shape the dough anyway that you want. I decided to be boring and make three mini loaves to go with soup.
  7. Spray with a small amount of oil and cover with a clean tea towel. Leave it to rise for 60-90 minutes in a warm and humid place.
  8. Bake in a preheated oven (230°C) for 25-30 mins or until it sounds hollow when tapped on the bottom.
  9. Cool on a wire rack and then store in an airtight container, if it lasts long enough to need it!

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