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The Perfect Basic Bread Recipe

Fresh Crusty Mediterranean Recipes Bread

Thanks to Pam's hard work and perseverance this basic bread recipe will give you perfect results every time.
She has honed and tweaked the recipe so that all you have to do is follow the step-by-step instructions and crusty tasty Fresh Bread will be your reward.
A lot of people are nervous about starting to make their own Bread, and there are a lot of "Old Wives Tales" about the process, but the truth is that it's easy, relatively painless and, I can assure you, very addictive.

We'll be adding more basic bread recipes as we go along. So keep watching this page and meanwhile why not get started on this one.

Oh - and here are some of our other Mediterranean Bread Recipes

Basic Pizza Dough and how to make a Pizza.
Click here for Pizza Dough Ingredients and Method

Homemade Garlic Bread Recipe - Delicious with all Mediterranean food or as a Starter. Click Here for Ingredients and Method

Focaccia Bread Recipe.
Great Italian Mediterranean Bread
Click here for Focaccia Bread Ingredients and Method

Pitta Bread Recipe.
Healthy Quick and Economical.
Click here for Pitta Bread Ingredients and Method

Socca Nicoise.  The Healthy, Easy Chickpea (no gluten) pancake from the South of France.
Click here for Socca Ingredients and Method

Brown Bread Recipe. Healthy, Delicious Wholemeal Loaf So Easy To Make As Part of Your Mediterranean Diet.
Click here for Brown Bread Recipe Ingredients and Method

Flatbread Recipe. A Choice Of Two Types From The Same Easy Method.
Click here for Flatbread Recipe Ingredients and Method

And now back to the ...... Basic Bread Recipe 

Watch Pam's great video and then come back here for the details :)

  • 300ml./1/2 a pint of water. (2 parts cold - one part boiling).
  • 450g./1lb. Of strong white bread flour.
  • 1 Tbs. salt.
  • 2 Tsp. sugar
  • 1 Tbs. extra virgen olive oil
  • A 7g./1/4oz. Sachet of easy bake yeast - USA - instant yeast.
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Basic Bread Method
  1. Place all the ingredients in the bread pan of your Bread Maker in the order listed i.e. Water - flour etc.
  2. Select basic dough and press start.
  3. That's it - dead easy! Just follow the instructions from step 9 onwards.
  4. Now by hand - In a warm bowl, mix all the dry ingredients together.
  5. Add the water and mix.
  6. Add the olive oil and mix to form a soft dough.
  7. Knead for about ten minutes on a floured surface.
  8. If you're making loaves - divide the dough into two or four equal pieces and shape them any way you like.
  9. Place on a greased baking tray and cover with oiled cling film.
  10. For rolls shape into about ten rounds and cover as above.
  11. Leave to prove for in a warm place for 40 - 60 minutes or until doubled in size. making sure you leave enough room for the dough to double!
  12. Meanwhile preheat your oven to 200ºc/400ºf/gas6.
  13. Place the baking tray in the middle of the oven for 10 - 15 minutes for rolls or 20 - 30 minutes for loaves. They're done when they're golden on top and sound hollow when you slap their bottoms.
  14. Let the bread cool on a wire rack and you're ready to eat!
So Good!

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