Homemade bread

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Home baked bread

Is there anything better than fresh, home baked bread? This is another of Dad’s recipes that we all love. I also made bread rolls out of the same batch as I only have 1 bread tin.

Dad’s bread

1/2 teaspoon sugar
380ml warm water
2 tablespoons dried yeast
600g bread flour
1 heaped teaspoon salt
1 heaped teaspoon bread improver
1 teaspoon milk powder
2 tablespoons canola oil

Mix together the sugar, water and yeast in a jug. Set aside for 10mins. Yeast mixture should be frothy after 10mins. Place all the remaining ingredients in a large bowl. Add the yeast mixture and mix to form a dough. Turn dough out onto a floured board and knead until dough springs back and is no longer sticky – this usually takes up to 10mins. Place the dough into an oiled bowl and cover with a teatowel. Set aside in a warm spot to rise for 1hour. The dough should double in size. Punch down the dough and knead again smooth. Divide dough in half and form a log. Place dough in a greased, floured bread tin. Set aside to rise for another half an hour. Spray dough liberally with water and place in a preheated oven at 220*C for 30mins. If making bread rolls, bake for 15mins.

Note – Bread improver can usually be found at the supermarket. If you can’t, you can substitute it with soy flour.

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