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Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Baking Bread

Last week I was on half term and as I decided to stay in London I had a few more hours to away time. As the start of October had been rather boozy I wanted to try and eat really healthily. It always concerns me that shop bought bread doesn't go stale but mouldy, this always makes me think what preservatives they must have in them, so I decided to bake my own. My mum always did this whilst I was growing up so I know how easy it is however, when I spotted the Wright's Baking Mixed Grain Bread Mix I wanted to see just how easy it could be. I would also like to add that this mix was 90p so it is not a more expensive option! 

1. Put the whole pack of Mixed Grain Bread Mix into a large bowl with 300ml of luke warm water. It is important to have warm water to activate the yeast. Mix together and leave for 5 minutes. 

2. Put the dough onto a floury surface and knead for 5 minutes and allow to rest. 

3. Decide how you would like your bread to be styled - either shape it on a baking tray, place it in a 2 lb loaf tin or break the mixture into smaller spheres to create rolls. 

5. I placed mine in a greased loaf tin making sure it was level, wrapped it in cling film and left it for 30 minutes in a warm place until it doubled in size. 

6. I slashed the top of the dough and sprinkled poppy and sesame seeds over the top. 

7. Place it in an oven that is 210 degrees (Gas Mark 8) and bake for around 30 minutes. I just caught mine so make sure you check it before! 

8. It should slide out easily. Place it on a cooling rack and when warm slice up and eat. 

I had mine with lemon juice and smoked salmon. My mouth is watering just thinking about it! 

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