Pre-heat oven to 230*C/450*F/Gas mark 8
1lb7ozs/650g strong bread flour
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:)