Thursday, 17 July 2014

Easy little bread

I've tried a few different bread recipes my favourites being No Knead bread and a Nut butter loaf (delicious but expensive to make too often) - with the No Knead bread I found it's always best if it is eaten straight away as once it cools it can be quite hard.  I tried this Easy little bread recipe from my Grans Kitchen cookbook and it makes a delicious loaf, firm on the outside and super soft on the inside.  It went down a real treat.

If you haven't made bread before this is a really good starting point.  A perfect everyday bread, yummy with sweet or savoury toppings or just with a good swipe of butter.

Easy little bread

You will need:

1 1/4 cups warm water
2 teaspoons active dry yeast
1 tablespoon runny honey
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup wholemeal flour
1 cup rolled oats
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
Melted butter and oil for brushing


Mix the flours, oats, and salt in a large bowl.

In a bowl, sprinkle the yeast onto the warm water and stir until the yeast dissolves. Stir in the honey and set aside for a few minutes, until the yeast blooms and swells a bit - 5 - 10 minutes.

Add the wet mixture to the dry and stir very well.

Brush a loaf pan generously with some of the melted butter and oil. Turn the dough into the tin, cover with a clean, slightly damp cloth, and set in a warm place for 30 minutes, to rise.

Preheat the oven to 350F / 180C.  Brush with oil and butter and bake the bread for 35-40 minutes or until golden and pulling away from the sides of the pan.

Remove from oven, and turn the bread out of the pan quickly.

Makes 1 small loaf.



  1. I am always on the hunt for bread recipes as we make our own bread as well.....this looks delicious pal! And I like the size of this loaf! I do a no knead and I should pass it on to you as it keeps soft for almost a week if I store it in a bread bag or cealed container. Happy Thursday to you Elaina and thanks for the recipe!! Nicole xo

  2. Looks great, you cant beat a nice loaf of home-made bread.

  3. I would love to make bread, but I haven't had much luck so far. When I decide to have another go I will try and remember to come back to this one as it looks good! xx

  4. Just the kind of recipe I love.

  5. Don't you think Easy Little Bread is just abut the best name for a loaf of bread? It's adorable. I want to make it just based on the title! I've been doing slimming world these last few weeks and I'v really, really missed bread and butter. x

  6. It looks very good. I was just going to say the same as Gillian, the name is fabulous. Earlier when I was scrolling through my Bloglovin feed I saw your post and I was so excited to read about Easy Little Bread. It just called out to me.

  7. I haven't made a loaf for a few weeks now and reading this post has got me inspired to get bread- making once again. x

  8. mmm finding a recipe that works well with wholemeal is sometimes challenging - this sounds delish! thanks for sharing Elaina! x


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