Homemade Bread In Chasseur

Baking your own bread can be therapeutic, a relaxing activity to chase away the stress from the day. If you have always loved the idea of getting your hands doughy and get baking, then follow this easy and speedy recipe to cooking up a white cobbler in only 2 hours.

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PREP TIME 1 hour 15 minutes COOK TIME 35 minutes MAKES 1 loaf
  • 500g of bread flour, choosing either white or whole-wheat
  • 7g of fast-acting dried yeast
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 300ml of warm water

Preparation method

  1. Using a large mixing bowl, tip the flour, yeast and salt into the bowl mixing altogether with your hands. With 300ml of warm water add the oil and stir together with the dry ingredients to make a dough.
  2. Lightly flour a clean surface before turning the dough out and beginning to knead the dough for around 5 minutes. The more you knead the dough the more you expand the gluten to give the bread its fluffy texture. Keep kneading until the dough no longer feels sticky, adding more flour if you need to.
  3. In the loaf tin that you intend to cook the loaf of bread in, lightly oil it with oil with a piece of kitchen towel before placing the dough into the tin and pressing down evenly. Cover the bread with a damp tea towel or plastic bag in a warm area until the dough has risen and when you push down onto the dough, it no longer springs back.
  4. Preheat a fan oven at 200°C while you are waiting for the bread to rest.
  5. When the bread has risen, make several slashes across the top of the loaf with a sharp knife before placing the bread into the oven to bake for 30-35 minutes, or until the loaf has risen and turned golden.
  6. To check that the bread has cooked all the way through, turn the bread out onto a cooling rack and tap the bottom of the loaf, when tapping the bread, it should sound hallow.
  7. Store the bread or eat straight away.