The Essential Part of the Day – Your Bread

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Bread is one of the oldest prepared foods. The reason why I like to bake bread is that it allows me to choose the ingredient that go

in it. Otherwise there are so many chemicals and preservatives in a store bought bread, you can’t imagine.

 In this post I will share with you a recipe, which I love to make. This recipe is very easy and the reward is outstanding!

This is Jamie Oliver’s Basic Bread Recipe

What you need:

1 kg of flour

625 ml warm water

21 gr of dry yeast

2 tbsp. of sugar

2 tbsp. of sea salt

Put flour in a big bowl and make a well in a center. Water should be warmer than body temperature, and you can easily use tap water. Pour half of the amount of water in a well, add yeast, sugar and salt. Carefully start mixing everything with a fork.

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Gradually mix more flour from sides adding rest of water. Mix until dough is elastic and not sticking to your hands.

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Dust a big bowl with flour and put your dough in it. Cover with plastic wrap, tea towel and put in a plastic bag.

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 Put in a warm place for about 1 hour (or less), until dough will double in a size.  Open and knead a little, and cover again. Let rest for another30-50 minute.

After your dough is ready, knead again, give a shape you want, put on a baking sheet until your oven is ready.

I usually glaze my bread with egg wash and sprinkle with coarse sea salt and sesame seeds, but it’s not really necessary. It is totally up to you.

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Bake in a hot oven (380 F) for about 40 minutes. Take from the oven, put on a cooling rack, and let rest.

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Bon Appetite!

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9 thoughts on “The Essential Part of the Day – Your Bread

  1. alifemoment March 22, 2014 at 6:33 pm Reply

    I loved this recipe it is explained really well and loved the supporting photos. I will give it a go!

    • happybaker14 March 22, 2014 at 7:03 pm Reply

      Thank you for your comment! I am sure that when you try once you will see how easy it is. Enjoy !

  2. Jasmine March 23, 2014 at 6:01 am Reply

    Wow! I want make that and eat it alone lol. Do you have any recommendations on what would this bread would go with?

    • happybaker14 March 23, 2014 at 9:31 am Reply

      Lol! We usually eat bread with every meal during the day. But, if you gon’t have such custom, then it’s goes well with cheese or any kind of deli, cold cuts, soup etc… Thank you for your comment! If you will have questions I will be happy to help. I want to post also yeast free bread recipe soon, you can check it out soon. Enjoy!

  3. Rima Kleibaitė July 3, 2015 at 8:46 am Reply

    Love your blog! So nicely and clearly everything is explained, that even the amateur enthusiast is not afraid to try. Thank you

  4. Erena January 20, 2016 at 8:00 pm Reply

    Was just wondering if you get only one bread loaf from 1st of flour? thanks.

    • happybaker14 January 22, 2016 at 8:05 am Reply

      Yes, I actually got one loaf, but it’s pretty big. Or you can shape in 2 small loafs.

      • Erena January 22, 2016 at 2:30 pm

        Alright, thank you, just wanted to make sure.

      • happybaker14 January 24, 2016 at 5:35 pm

        Thank you for your interest!

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