“If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above…set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on Earth”
Today’s post is yet another recipe post! Two recipe posts back to back… anyone would think this is turning into a food blog!! (it may well be) (i’m still not sure where I’m gonna take this blog)
As University stress dies down, and essays and dissertations begin to round up, I’m finding that I’m having more and more time to do the things that I love. And this week at least, that has involved baking, and cooking, and eating (the best bit). Since Matt and I bought our house, I have been so excited to get into that kitchen and personalise it and make wonderful food in it! This week, I finally got chance to do that.
At the beginning of the week, I scoured the internet for recipes that looked easy and cheap to follow (basically, if I can’t buy the ingredients at either Aldi or Tesco, I’m not making it) and I found a few that caught my eye! I wrote down a shopping list and got to work! I just love sticking on a Spotify playlist, singing along at the top of my voice, whilst making yummy food and allowing the house to fill with the warmest, most delicious smells!
Bread was one thing that I was sure that I wanted to tackle, so I made two different kinds. Today’s post will feature an easy, standard bread recipe that I made, and at some point next week I’ll post the recipe for my no-knead, crumbly, hummus dunkin’ bread (which i actually prefer to this one, so keep your eyes peeled!) nevertheless, this bread recipe is a classic, and can be made in a free afternoon and will last for a few days afterwards! So, let’s get on with it then, here’s my super easy bread recipe:
500g wholemeal flour
2 tsp salt
7g fast-action yeast
3 tbsp oil (I used coconut oil, but if you don’t want a hint of coconut flavour in the bread, opt for olive oil)
- Mix all of the dry ingredients in a bowl
- Make a well in the centre, and add in the wet ingredients
- Gently fold the dry into the wet mixture, adding more water if the dough seems too stiff
- Knead the dough on a lightly floured surface
- Once it’s all smooth, move the dough over to a lightly oiled bowl and leave it to rise for an hour (or in the fridge over night)
- Knock back the dough (punch it basically), roll it into a big ball and place it onto baking paper on a baking tray, then leave it to rise for another hour (this is a good time to do all of the cleaning of surfaces and washing up and then have a cuppa!!)
- Cut a cross in the top of the bread, and bake it in the oven (Gas mark 7/220C/Fan 200C) for 25-30 minutes. Tap the bottom of the bread after 25 minutes, if it sounds hollow, it’s done. If it’s still soft, it needs a bit longer.
- Leave the bread to cool on a wire rack, then enjoy!!
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