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Surprise favourite loaf

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Lemonie

Surprise favourite loaf

I bought some flour thinking it was a white bread flour but it turned out it is a mixed grain and makes the most gorgeous malted barley bread.  It was from Booth's and is Wessex Mill: Wessex Cobber Bread Flour made from British wheat.

500g flour
8g yeast
10g salt
10g oil
20g malt extract (Holland & Barret)
300g warm water

All bread fresh from the oven smells nice but this one is amazing.  Hubs actually waited up to have a slice when it was still warm.  It's a sticky dough and best kneaded in a machine but still doable by hand.

The inside pic is my first attempt, haven't taken one since, and since then I have given it more time at the end out of the tin.