- 25g butter
- 500g strong white bread flour
- 1 tbs sugar
- Fast action dried yeast
- 1 tsp salt
Rub the butter in with the flour with your hands.
Add 1 tbs sugar, 1 tsp salt and a packet of fast action dried yeast.
Gradually pour in 320ml of warm water, stirring with metal spoon. It will create a dough.
Knead for about 5-10 minutes on a floured board. To knead you basically fold the dough in on itself and then flatten it with the palms of your hands. Lean into it!
Leave to rise for an hour in a bowl in a warm place, covering with cling film. It roughly doubles in size in this period.
Now knead a bit more and pop in the bread (or cake) tin you plan to cook it in. Leave to rise for half an hour (again, cover with cling film so it does not dry out). Sprinkle with flour and bake for 25 mins at 200 degrees.
Note - you may need to cover it with silver foil to prevent it burning on top.
To test whether it has cooked, you turn the bread out of the tin and tap it. If it sounds hollow then it is done.