Traditional Wholemeal Bread

Ingredients

  • 500g Doves Farm Organic Strong Wholemeal Bread Flour
  • 1 tsp Doves Farm Quick Yeast
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 350ml tepid water
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil

Method

  1. Put the flour, yeast, sugar and salt into a large bowl and blend them together.
  2. Stir in the water, and when everything looks craggy and lumpy, stir in the oil. Using your hands gather everything together into a doughy mass.
  3. Knead dough for 100 presses, in the bowl or on a work surface. Avoid adding extra flour.
  4. Cover the dough bowl with oiled cling film and leave it in a warm place, for the dough to double in size, which will take about an hour.
  5. Knead the dough for another 100 presses.
  6. Shape the dough and put it into your prepared tin.
  7. Loosely cover the tin with the oiled cling film and leave it to rise in a warm place for 40 minutes.
  8. Pre-heat the oven and bake the loaf for 40 - 45 minutes. You will know it’s done when the bottom sounds hollow when tapped.
  9. Leave to cool on a wire rack.