Bread “The Staff of Life”

Bread. The Staff of Life. Bread is meant to be able to support life. I wonder, when you look at some of the bread that is sitting on supermarket shelves.

Enough preaching, but it does bring me back to why I want to make my own bread. It’s a follow-on from growing my own vegetables in my allotment. A desire to eat wholesome food grown by myself, and prepared from scratch in my own kitchen.

So here ’tis.  A couple of loaves which will sustain me this week. One will go into the freezer.

The first thing I did was buy good wholemeal flour from Flannerys organic grocers. I used the basic 1 kg wholemeal loaf recipe that came with my  bread maker which I purchased, hardly used, for $10 ages ago out of the newspaper.

I started off by using the dough setting on the bread maker and removed it after the first rising. Then the fun part, I gave it a good bashing before shaping it and putting into two prepared loaf tins.  Went out to do a couple of errands and one hour later was greeted with two lovely loaves, all risen, just ready for the egg-white glaze, a sprinkling of sunflower seeds and 30 minutes in a really hot oven (220 c).

So there it is, easy as. And delicious.

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5 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Di Ferguson
    May 03, 2012 @ 16:49:31

    Your loafs look A1 Jean – well done

    Reply

  2. Allotment adventures with Jean
    May 04, 2012 @ 09:10:52

    A couple of slices of my bread and I probably could Nigel!

    Reply

  3. cityhippyfarmgirl
    May 05, 2012 @ 16:50:39

    never under estimate the powers of a wonderful loaf of home made bread. They look perfect.

    Reply

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