Monday, 19 April 2010

Our Daily Bread

Today was a little more overcast than it has been lately so I took the chance to catch up on some ironing and bake some bread.

Granary Rolls

500g/ 1lb 2oz granary bread flour

25g/1oz butter

1 and 1/4 tsp salt

7g packet of easy bake yeast

275ml/9 fl oz warm water

2tsp sugar

1. Mix together the flour, salt and sugar in a bowl, rub in butter and stir in the yeast.

2.Stir in the water and mix by hand.

3.Turn out onto a floured surface and knead by hand for about 10 minutes.

4. Shape the dough into a large round, put back into bowl and cover with a damp tea towel. Leave in a warm place for about 1 to 2 hours until doubled in size.

5.Take dough out onto floured surface and knead again for about 10 minutes.

Pre-heat the oven to 230 degrees C (450 F, Gas Mark 8)

6. Shape into 6 rolls and space out on a floured baking sheet. Cover with damp tea towel again and leave to rise for 10 minutes.

7. Uncover the rolls and bake in the oven for about 15 minutes. They should sound hollow when tapped underneath.

The recipe above is from the back of the Hovis bread flour packet but I used allinson easy bake yeast instead of Hovis fast action bread yeast. I changed the method and cooking times to suit the rolls and allowed the dough to rise twice rather than once as suggested on the packet.


  1. Freshley baked bread eaten warm with butter - yummy yummy yummy!!!!!

  2. wow they look good enough to eat!


  3. Mmmmmmmm they look delicious - I love home-made bread, you can't beat it!!:0)

  4. I can almost smell them - they look delicious!

  5. Your modification worked out well. Wow, would love me one of these buns with some butter, please?

  6. Oh I love fresh homemade bread... yours look too good- I bet they are all gone =O)

  7. Yummy yummy! :-) Wish it wasn´t that hard for me to translate the recipes, but I know from experience it takes a lot of work. Once tried to convert a recipe of a pie to an american friend and he (or was it me?!) got totally lost! :-D

  8. these look yummy and seem so easy ..

  9. My OH would do cartwheels if he could see your crusty rolls! He loves freshly baked bread, and often drops hints when we pass the flour section in the supermarket! x

  10. they look so perfect! why do mine never look like that?
    as am supposed to be busy right now with my own baking, i had better pop off but will be back later to jot down this recipe and read the interesting looking post below this one (i think i'll bring a cuppa)



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