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
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