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My every day bread

fletchuk's picture

My every day bread

i have used this recipe for many years and it produces a rich, nutty tasting and crusty bread. It's delicious, keeps well, makes great toast and is also dead easy!Enjoy.

140z Strong plain white flour
14oz strong wholemeal flour
6oz sunflower seeds
2 teaspoons salt
1 pack dried yeast
2 tablespoons sunflower oil
1 tablespoon honey
warm water to make a total of 1 pint of liquid (including oil/honey)

1. Place all dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl
2. Put the honey and oil in a measuring jug and add warm water so that you have a pint of liquid in total. Mix to dissolve honey.
Add wet ingredients to dry. Mix with a tablespoon until liquid is taken up by the flour. Knead for 5 minutes.
3. Split dough into two equal sized pieces and form each into a rough 'sausage' shape.
4. Place each sausage into an oiled 1lb bread tin.
5. Score each loaf 3 times diagonally across the top of the loaf.
6. Leave to rise somewhere warm until dough is approximately 1 inch above top of tins.
7. Place loaves in the centre of a pre heated oven at 200 degrees and bake for 30 minutes.
8. Turn out loaves onto a cooling rack.

Chrissy's picture

this sounds nice! (and so easy!!)

do you think olive oil could be substituted for the sunflower oil? I haven't ever had sunflower oil so I'm not sure if it imparts a certain flavour.

 Also, how many grams/oz is a pack of dried yeast?




Teresa_in_nc's picture

Are you sure the oven temperature of 200 degrees is correct? I don't think I 've ever baked a loaf of bread at 200 degrees.

sphealey's picture

> I don't think I 've ever baked a loaf of

> bread at 200 degrees.


200 deg.C ~ 400 deg.F, which would be a reasonable baking temperature.



beenjamming's picture

because center is centre, i'm gonna hazard a guess he's in celsius.

fletchuk's picture

Hi Chrissy-


Yes you could use olive oil. I use sunflower because it doesnt have too much overwhelmimg flavour which is what I'm looking for.


You could use any vegetable oil.


As regards temperature, yes I'm talking 200 degrees celsius! Well spotted sphealey and beenjamming !

fletchuk's picture

1 packet = 7 grams

Chrissy's picture

ta :P

 i baked this yesterday and it was very nice! :D