Here is my trusty basic bread dough recipe that has served me very well. It's a very tasty recipe and I'm sure you'll enjoy making this. It's great for adding other ingredients too, just let your imagination loose!
If you would like a crispy crust, add a clean roasting tin and place on the bottom of the oven at stage 9. As you put the dough into the oven to bake, pour a pint of cold water into the roasting tray to create steam - this will give a crispy crust.
You can also add seeds or oats to the top of your dough at stage 7.
Really easy to make. Especially good because the dough can be kneaded on an oily surface. Gr8 for kids to make. They love stretching it out and throwing onto the surface. Lots of fun too. Weve tried one with rosemary and garlic, which was good but needed plenty more garlic and rosemary. We also did one with 100g mature cheddar and that was gorgeous. The lot got scoffed. - 13 Dec 2011
This recipe is fantastic. Make sure you follow the instructions to the letter the first time around, and enjoy the wonderful bread you'll get out of it. After so many attempts with different recipes leaving me with heavy bread, this is perfect. THANK YOU. Next time, I think we'll do the cheese variation! - 11 May 2012
absolutely love this recipe, comes out perfect every time and looks fab when done in the round tin. - 06 Apr 2013