This is a really good entry level yeast bread to get you started. If you’ve never made your own bread before, give it a try, it is really not as hard as it looks.
- 400g bakers flour (available from supermarkets)
- 100g buckwheat flour (available from health food shops)
- 5g bread improver (available from supermarkets)
- 10g salt
- 15g fresh yeast or 7g dried yeast
- 280g tepid water
- 15g olive oil
Measure out the flours, bread improver and salt, and mix to combine. In a measuring jug mix together the yeast and water and stir to mix thoroughly, add the oil and stir into the dry ingredients.
Knead thoroughly for 7 minutes or until smooth and elastic. The dough should be stretchy and not get holes in it, when you pull it.
Place in a lightly oiled bowl to prove in a nice warm place (ie on top of an oven) for about an hour or until its doubled in size.
On a lightly floured bench, knock the air out of the dough and form a rectangle.
Pre heat the oven to 200C.
Before you bake, cut a slit about 1/2 inch deep through the top of the loaf to help air escape.
Bake for 30 minutes until golden brown and when you give the base a tap it sounds hollow.