Friday, May 7, 2010

YEAST - THE EASY WAY




Stay with me here ..... this is my version of AngelOTN's (from Nigella.com) version of Sheila Dillon's version of Doris Grant's Loaf!!!!!!    Do you know something - it was worth all the twists and turns, you should try it and add another twist to the title :-}

This is the easy way with yeast - you get (nearly) all the raising power, but you put in none of the effort and very little of the waiting - what could be wrong with that?

This loaf has a lovely flavour, and is dense without being claggy or heavy.  Yesterday a friend came round for lunch, I served it with leftover ham and salads (lunch went on for quite some time, and we kept going back for one more tiny piece!!)


Easy Yeast Bread

2              tbsp oil
600g        wholemeal flour*
100g        strong white flour*
100g        rye flour*
100g        granary flour
1 1/2        tsp salt
7g sachet or 2 tsp fast acting yeast
850ml      warm water
15ml        treacle/honey/sugar

Prepare two 900g (1lb) loaf tins

Preheat oven to 200 C


Add the treacle/honey to some boiling water in a measuring jug and dissolve - make up to the 800ml mark with warm water (should be warm not hot when made up)

Mix all the dry ingredients, add the treacle mixture and stir.  It should have a texture like slightly wet porridge.
Add more warm water if necessary.

Pour into prepared tins and leave in a warm place to raise for about 30 - 40 minutes.

Bake for 40 minutes, then remove from the tin and bake for another 20 - 25 minutes more.

*Change the flours as you wish

Enjoy.

5 comments:

LilyCollison said...

BG, will definitely try this. Like the simplicity of the recipe. Interested that it uses mostly ordinary flours rather than strong. I was looking for this sort of recipe seeing I'm 'trying to' eat healthily.

Brownieville Girl said...

Lily, I imagine that some seeds would be lovely in this bread - no problem putting sunflower seeds (no bread soda) - which would be excellent on your regime.

Danielle said...

theres nothing better than easy yeast breads!! It looks great.

Saffy said...

Fast acting yeast. This impatient lass loves it already! I grew my own sourdough starter recently, and continue to feed it, but find baking with it delicious but so slow. That's a glowing endorsement that you all kept going back for tiny seconds, thirds, fourths..... :)

Jacqueline said...

Wow, that is impressive bread and so, so simple :)