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The bread we made was sourdough – hence its staying power from Tuesday to Friday.  I reckon it will be perfect on Friday.  It is wrapped up in a tea towel until then.  You don’t have to make sourdough for your coffee morning.  You can make a simple loaf of fresh bread which will be appreciated by all as a wonderful compliment to the sweets and cakes on offer.  Here is a recipe:
Servings: 2 Small Loaf


Simple loaf (makes 2 small or one big)

  • 600 g White or whole meal flour  Or a mix
  • 1 sachet Instant yeast 7 grams
  • 400 g  Warm water
  • 15 g Salt


  • Place all the ingredients in a bowl and stir together.  When it is all mixed together, knead it all for a good ten minutes.  If you are not sure how to knead, click here to watch a little video of that.  Pop it back in the bowl and let it rest, covered with a tea towel, for 1 hour.
  • After an hour, pull it out of the bowl.  Butter either one big tin or two small ones.  If you are using two small tins, cut the dough into two pieces.  If you are using one big tin, don’t!  Shape your dough into a sausage shape and pop it in the tin.  If you are not sure how to shape the dough, click here to watch a little video of that.  Cover the dough with a tea towel and let it rest for 45 minutes.
  • About 20 minutes before you want to bake, turn the oven on to 200 degress Centigrade.  Put the tins in and bake for 45 minutes.
  • Let it cool completely and try not to eat it before you go to the coffee morning!
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