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Prep time20 minutes
Cook time40 minutes
1 loafAllergens - wheat
CategoryBites, Mains, Sides

Ingredients

  • 500g white or wholemeal flour (strong bread flour best but any will do), plus a bit extra
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp dried yeast (or one sachet)
  • 200-300ml very warm water

Optional: For pizzas, you will also need 200ml of tomato sauce, grated cheese and any topping you like

What to do

You will need a loaf tin about 24×12 cm, or any baking tin or cake tin will do if you don’t have one.

  • Grease the baking tin thoroughly and then put about 1 tsp Flour into and shake it around until all the surfaces are thinly covered by flour.
  • Put all the dry ingredients in a big mixing bowl.
  • With very clean hands mix the ingredients and start adding the water, mixing as you go.
  • Use as much water as needed to make the dough soft and silky and easy to squidge in your hands.
  • On a clean surface sprinkle some of the extra flour and tip the dough on to it and knead it for a about 5 minutes and then make into a big ball.
  • Put the ball back in the mixing bowl and cover with a clean t-towel and leave for about half an hour in a warm place. The ball should double in size.
  • Put the ball of dough back on the counter knead it again for about 5 minutes, and then roll it into a big sausage shape or whatever shape you need to fit the tin.Push the dough into the tin, cover with a t-towel and leave to prove again for another half hour. If you are making pizzas roll out the dough and top with tomato, cheese and toppings. Place on a baking tray.
  • Meanwhile pre-heat the over to gas mark 7/ 200c
  • When the dough has risen put the tin in the oven and bake for about 25- 40 minutes. Baking time depends on tin size and shape so check from about 25 mins onward. Pizzas will only take about 10 minutes to cook.
  • The bread is ready when it is a lovely golden brown colour and when you tap it with your fingers it sounds hollow.

“To make 2 pizzas-roll out the dough thinly and top with tomato sauce and cheese, and any other topping you like-bake for 10 minutes!”.