Saturday, 1 August 2015

Just one loaf of bread


1 lb of strong flour
1 heaped tsp salt
1/2 oz lard or 1 oz butter
1/2 pt lukewarm water
1/2 oz fresh yeast creamed with 1 tsp sugar

  1. Rub the fat into the flour.
  2. Add the salt.
  3. Make the warm water by mixing 4 fl oz hot water with 6 fl oz cold water.
  4. When the yeast and sugar have become liquid, mix them with the warm water.
  5. Fling the yeasty liquid into the dry ingredients. (Some moistening ingredients can also be added, such as malt).
  6. Make the dough and rise and bake it as usual.

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