With my dinner tonight (homemade Minestrone Soup), I had a couple of slices of bread. Bread made by my son Ben.
It was absolutely delicious. There is nothing quite as nice as a fresh loaf spread with real butter. You can see that the lad is very pleased with himself. His old Dad is also as proud as punch as is Mum.
Kim taught him how to make the dough using the bread maker, which I don’t think is cheating at all, especially if it is powered by electricity that we have generated with our very own solar PV system!
He said the making bread was easy once he knew how, and loved the taste of the herbs.
So for those who are after the recipe, here it is.
- 330ml Skimmed Milk
- 1 Egg yolk
- 1½ Tablespoons Olive Oil
- 1 teaspoon Salt
- 1½ Tablespoons Sugar
- 3½ cups Bread Flour
- 1 teaspoon Bread Improver
- 2 Tablespoons dried Italian herbs (less if you like)
- 2¼ teaspoons Dried Yeast
- Add into bread maker in order of listing and set on the Dough setting.
- Once kneaded in the machine, shape dough into a loaf shape and make about 6 diagonal shallow cuts in the dough.
- Place on well-greased baking tray and bake at 180°C for 20 to 25 minutes. You will know it’s cooked when it sounds hollow when you knock on the bottom of the loaf, and it is brown on top.
- Cool on a baking rack, serve sliced with butter!
Kim and I are so proud! His first loaf of yummy bread and we know exactly what is in it.
We won’t be able to keep him out of the kitchen now.