Just a quick post on our animals…
We have 2 new ducklings and they are so cuuuuute!
I also attempted a new bread recipe that I’ll share with you. I didn’t have 2 tablespoons of milk powder, so I just left it out and went on; I figured that it was just for flavor!
Farmhouse White Loaf
Ingredients: Makes 1 loaf
- 500 grams strong white bread flour
- 1 tablespoon superfine sugar
- 1.5 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon easy-blend dry yeast (1 sachet is usually enough for 500 grams of flour–just use a complete sachet.
- 2 tablespoons milk powder
- 4 tablespoons/50 grams butter
- 1.5 cup/350 ml lukewarm water
Prep and cook time: 50 minutes plus 1 hour rising time
- Preheat your oven to 200 degrees Celsius.
- Grease a 900 gram loaf pan. Put the flour, sugar and salt into a large bowl. Sprinkle over the dried yeast and milk powder.
- Add the butter in small pieces and pour in the water. Bring the mixture together with your hands to make a rough ball.
- Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead for 10 minutes until smooth and elastic.
- Place your “ball” into a glass bowl covered with glad-wrap and place the bowl in a sink filled with warm-hot water and leave to rise for about 30 minutes until double in size.
- Knock back the dough on a lightly floured surface and knead for a few minutes. Shape into a rectangle. Put the dough into the prepared loaf pan.
- Cover with a clean tea towel (or place the pan in front of the heated oven door) and leave for a further 30 minutes or until the dough has risen to the top of the pan.
- Bake the bread in the oven for 35 minutes or until golden brown. The bread is cooked when the base is tapped and it sounds hollow. Leave to cool on a wire rack or cut and butter immediately.
This is a very nice and soft bread and it doesn’t taste like flour like some bread recipes do…P.S. a perfect loaf is a loaf with a crack down the middle…*I learned that from all my banana bread baking!*
Thanks for reading. Feel free to e-mail me your recipes! I’ll gladly share more on request…