My Bread Making Adventure

This week I ventured into bread making. Ultimately I would like to regularly make sourdough (this fermenting method comes with lots of health benefits), but I decided to try my hand at a simple yeasted bread to get the methods down pat and to experiment with my dough hook doing the work for me.

I have had good success adapting a pizza dough recipe with skills I know about bread making!
This is what I have done:



  • 3 cups of flour (I have used two cups of wholemeal wheat and one cup of wholemeal spelt)
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 1 teaspoon of sugar
  • 1/2 cup of boiling water
  • 1 cup of cold water
  • 1 packet of dry yeast (about 7 gms)



  • In the morning add the dry ingredients to a mix master (with a dough hook attached)
  • In a separate bowl, add the boiling water and dissolve the sugar
  • Add the cold water (to make nice warm water!). Whisk in the dry yeast
  • Let the yeast/water sit until the yeast forms a nice spongy layer on top (about five-ten mins)
  • Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and turn on your mix master
  • Mix for about ten minutes until the ingredients form a nice dough
  • Cover the bowl with a tea towel and let sit until about lunch time (it should rise!)


  • At lunch, mix the risen dough again using the dough hook (you may need to scrape the risen  dough back down the mixer). Mix for about 5 minutes
  • Put the dough on a lightly flowered board, knead gently
  • Form the dough by folding it three ways in on itself (creating layers) and place in a bread (or loaf) tin
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  • Let the dough rise until about dinner time


  • At dinner time, your dough should have risen again
  • Place it in a 190 degree oven for about half an hour
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  • Enjoy!