Homemade Bread

This bread is great for children from three years up to make with assistants from an adult. When making the bread for a large group of children take a little of the bread dough and make the first letter of the child's name on their bread.

Preparation: 20 minutes plus 30 minutes for dough to rise

Cooking: 20 minutes

Ingredients

Homemade Bread

  • 750g or 1 1/2 lb bread flour (strong flour)
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 7g Fast action dried yeast
  • 450ml or 3/4 pint warm water (1 part boiling and 2 parts cold)

Method

  1. Mix together the flour and salt. Stir in the oil and then the yeast.
  2. Add the water and mix to a dough using an eating knife.
  3. Sprinkle flour on your hands and mix with your hands to make a firm dough.
  4. Turn out on a lightly floured surface and knead for 10 minutes by hand, or for 5 minutes with and electric mixer with a dough hook.
  5. Divide in to loaf tins or shape the dough as required.
  6. Cover with oiled cling film and leave in a warm place for about 1/2 an hour until doubled in size.
  7. Preheat an oven to 230°C, 450 F or Gas No 8. Uncover the bread and bake it in the preheated oven for about 20 minutes or until the bread sound hollow when tapped.