Winter doesn’t have to be all doom and gloom! Imagine baking a loaf of bread early on a chilly morning, and then enjoying a slice of freshly baked bread, with dollops of butter and jam as a teatime snack. This recipe is easy and perfect for the novice baker. In a word, it’s simply ‘AMASING’!
3 HOURS, 45 MINUTES
- Combine the water, buttermilk, sugar, salt and yeast in a large bowl.
- Add the bread flour and mix thoroughly using a wooden spoon, until you have a lump-free dough.
- Cover the bowl with a damp cloth and leave it in a warm spot to double in size – this should take about two hours.
- Cut off the desired amount of dough. You can make three loaves of bread with this recipe.
- Dust a portion of the dough with flour and then very lightly knead it and shape it into something resembling an elongated ball.
- Cover with a kitchen towel or plastic wrap and leave the dough to rest for another hour.
- Preheat the oven to 180°C and put the rack in the centre of the oven.
- Line a baking tray with baking paper and place the dough onto the paper and lightly brush the top of the dough with melted butter.
- Bake for 45 minutes or until the bread is golden brown.
- Leave to cool before slicing.
OK FOOD TIPS:
- You can leave the dough in an airtight container in the fridge for up to five days.
- Store in the freezer for up to three weeks.