However, I have been encouraged by the success of the Hollywood bloomer and decided I'd have a go with wholemeal and more or less the same recipe. In fact, I added a touch (really, just a pinch) more yeast and a little more water, just because of past experience.
The initial rising was quicker (not quick - that's not the idea at all) and I used this technique to shape the dough, having divided it into two first. Click on the link and start the video clip. Neat, isn't it? Speedy and simple.
And here's the results. I'm pleased with these.
|Lovely texture - and it tasted rather good too!|
So each of these little loaves is around 35p. Mind you, my maths isn't brilliant and I will cost it all out properly after a visit to Morrison's, using current prices. But what I do know it that this really lovely bread is great value!
By the way, the ingredients are:
500g strong flour plus more for flouring before baking
A good tsp salt
a 7g sachet dried yeast (plus another pinch if making wholemeal)
30g oil plus a bit more for kneading and oiling the bowl
300g water (320 for wholemeal) plus a bit more if the dough needs it.