Honey yeast bread


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Pre-heat oven to 230*C/450*F/Gas mark 8

1lb7ozs/650g strong bread flour

2tsp salt

1tbsp honey

1tbsp vegetable oil

7g pouch of easy-blend yeast

14flozs/400mls warm water – 2 parts cold to 1 part boiling

Mix flour, salt, yeast, oil and honey.

Add water and mix to a oft dough.

knead for 10/15 minutes until soft and elastic.

Shape into  one large round or two loaves and put in a warm place to prove, on a baking sheet for 45mins, covered with a damp tea towel – no draughts.

When doubled in size, bake for about 30 minutes, until the bottom is hollow when tapped.

Cool before slicing, if you can wait that long – the cook gets the end slice, slathered in real butter:)

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