TV's current obsession with all things 'baking' has made me realise, more than ever, how much I enjoy the simple act of making my own bread. And as our wood-fired oven is on the go at the moment, I decided to indulge myself yesterday morning.
I make two types of bread; the child's play Soda Bread, and the not so child's play Yeast Bread (I have yet to attempt Sour-dough Bread). With the latter I've always previously used fresh Yeast, but today I used the more convenient dried version.
I followed the instructions on the pack (500 gms flour, 2 packs yeast, large teaspoon salt, 300 gms warm water, and a splash of olive oil). Then I remembered why I enjoy making Soda Bread so much; none of that bloody kneading business!
Anyway, all went well, and here she is; a nice crusty loaf that smells divine. And just in time for lunch.
Just for info; I used half wholemeal and half ordinary flour.