Alan's Bread recipe

1kg flour (plain white baking flour – not a specific bread flour)

2 teaspoons salt (2 x 5ml)

2 tablespoons (2 x 15ml) dried yeast (I use the type that can added directly to flour)

4 tablespoons olive oil (4 x 15ml)

550 ml tepid water

+ flour for handling

+ corn meal for sprinkling on baking tray to stop the dough sticking


Mix dry ingredients. Add wet ingredients and knead until homogenous. Leave to stand in

mixing bowl covered by a wet cloth for 1 hour minimum.

Make into loaves (not a lot of kneading) and put on a baking tray that has been sprinkled

with corn meal or flour to stop the bread sticking. Cover with wet cloth and leave to rise for

30 minutes. Turn on oven 200°C

After second rising put in middle of oven for 25 - 35 minutes depending on shape of loaf.