About this recipe: I use this recipe two or three times a week in an effort not to buy shop made bread. The quantity of ingredients in the recipe makes a single 2lb (900g) loaf or two smaller loaves or 12 rolls that are delicious especially with butter and homemade strawberry jam. I often vary the flour types for example, I might reduce the white flour to 250g and add a 100g of multi-grain strong flour and 150g of strong wholemeal flour to make the total flour content 500g. Remember the more wholemeal flour you use you will have to add a little more water to the mix because wholemeal flour absorbs more water than white flour. When you measure the ingredients into the bowl remember to keep the yeast and salt on opposite sides of the bowl. I use olive oil in the recipe.
You can change the flour mix to make a slightly different loaf. For example, if you prefer a white loaf then use only 500g of strong white flour.
Made this from scratch by hand, takes a little longer than some other hand recipes but absolutely worth it. Instead of olive oil I tried sunflower oil infused with lemon grass, kaffir lime leaves and chilli - lovely savoury bread but not recommended for breakfast with marmalade. - 12 Jan 2017
I make this loaf twice a week and have had not mishaps or failures. Enjoy. - 15 Jan 2015