Preparation and Usage
Hand Baking (Makes 1 Large Loaf) 500g Hovis Granary Bread Flour 25g Butter 1 1/4 Tsp Salt 1 Sachet Hovis Fast Action Bread Yeast 275ml Warm Water 2 Tsp Sugar to give added flavour and thicker crust (optional) 1 In a large bowl, mix together the flour, (optional sugar) and salt. Rub in the butter then stir in the yeast. 2 Stir in the water and mix into a soft dough by hand. 3 Knead for 10 minutes by hand or 5 minutes in an electric mixer fitted with a dough hook. Place in a bowl and cover with a clean, damp tea towel (this stops the dough from drying out). Leave to rise in a warm place for 1 hour or until doubled in size. 4 Turn out onto a lightly floured surface and shape the dough then place in a greased 2lb tin or on an oven tray. Cover with a clean, damp tea towel and leave in a warm place until doubled in size (45 min to 1 hour). 5 Uncover and bake in an oven, preheated to 230°C (210°C Fan), Gas Mark 8 for 30 -35 minutes. 6 Take the loaf out of the tin and cool on a rack. The baked loaf should sound hollow when tapped underneath. Golden Crust Beat 1 egg with a little milk. Brush evenly before baking. Soft Crust Dust with flour before baking. Wrap in a dry, clean tea towel once baked. Bread Machine We recommend that you refer to your manufacturer's guidelines as each machine works slightly differently. Please take care to add ingredients in the order listed.
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