After reading through numerous recipes and methods in my baking books, online and in specific bread books, I decided to take on the challenge of making a loaf of bread. I chose what appeared to be the simplest recipe to follow ‘Simple Wholemeal Bread’ from The Cook’s Book. The recipe is one page but the complete bread-making and kneading methods are over three pages. You will need a food thermometer to make this bread as it requires water at specific temperatures; I got mine here.
This recipe asked to use fresh yeast but also gave a method if you were using dry, which I followed. I’ve never worked with yeast before and didn’t realise how much it smelt!