This is another recipe which is ideal on a boat. The smell of fresh bread first thing in the morning is one of life's pleasures and followed by fresh hot bread for breakfast, life doesn't get much better. It also has the added benefit in the winter of warming the boat up while the oven is on. If you have never baked bread before, or think it is all too much effort, just give this easy recipe a go.
You can see Fran making this bread here.
Approx 500g Strong bread flour
1tsp easy mix dried yeast
1 tsp salt
1 tbsp oil
The night before baking, mix the dried yeast into the flour in a large bowl. Once mixed, add the salt and oil and stir again. Add enough water to make a thick paste. This should not feel like a dough at this stage. Cover with a lid or wet tea towel and leave overnight.
The next morning heat the oven to gas mark 7/8 [220-230°c]
Add enough flour to the wet mixture until it forms a dough and holds its shape when formed into a ball. Once this stage is reached, no extra kneading is required. Shape the dough as required and place on a greased baking sheet or put into a prepared loaf tin and bake for approx. 40 mins depending on the size of your loaf/ loaves. The bread is ready when it sounds hollow when tapped on the bottom.
Note: before adding the extra flour before baking you can add any extra ingredients you fancy. Some suggestions are:
cheese and onion