Saturday, 11 April 2015

Italian granary- home baking

Hi Lovers,

Isn't the smell of fresh home made bread wafting through your house, everything? I love the smell and taste of butter on a piping hot slice mhhmmmhh.

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Fresh Granary 

I baked some fresh bread this morning ...because I am a grown up and I do that now lol.
I haven't baked anything for ages but I woke up this morning super early and really wanted some fresh home made bread. So that's what I did. I whipped up a super easy granary loaf.

I am usually a bit iffy when it comes to measuring as I hate following recipes to the letter. I am a free hand cook and I love to improvise and go with what feels right but I really enjoyed the process.
I enjoyed it so much, I am on my 3rd slice and spraying toasted crumbs on my laptop in my haste to share the recipe with you.

So here it is......

Serves: 8 
400ml warm water
750g granary bread flour
1½ teaspoons salt
1 tablespoon active baking yeast (dried)
1 tablespoon olive oil
4 tablespoons of poppy seeds

Prep:3 hours

  1. Mix  the flour, dried yeast, poppy seeds and salt into a large bowl.
  2. Once all dried ingredients are mixed make a well in the middle pour water and olive oil in. 
  3.  Stir gently to form a dough. it should be well mixed and soft.
  4. Lightly flour a clean cool surface and knead for 8-11 minutes until the dough is further softened and elastic.
  5. place a teaspoon of olive oil into a dry clear large bowl, place the dough in and place a cover with a clean tea towel.
  6. After approx an hour it will have doubled, shape into a loaf and insert into a greased loaf tin.
  7. leave for another 30 minutes to rise.

Finished product - fresh granary 

Baking time: 45 minutes

  1. Preheat your oven to 200 degrees.
  2.  Bake at 180 degrees for 45-50 minutes until the bread is delicious looking and golden brown. 
  3. Slide a knife in and it should come out clean. If done when tapped it will have a hollow sound at the base.
  4. remove the loaf and let it rest for a few minutes before removing from the tin.
And there you have it. Fresh Italian granary bread!

Enjoy and don't forget to tweet me pictures if you use the recipe I would love to see!

Stephanie aka Wednesdays Girl

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  1. Oh wow that looks delicious!!! x

    1. Hi Katie, it really was and I have now stepped away from the bread lol!

      Thanks for stopping by.