I tried this recipe on a whim. I fancied some yeast bread and had the yeast. There was a recipe on the back of the yeast box so I kind of followed that but I used plain cream flour instead of strong flour. It turns out like a soda bread with the plain flour. It also doesn’t last long, you would need to keep it in an airtight container. Give it a go!
750g tesco strong/super strong bread flour
2 teaspoons salt
25ml of olive oil
1 x 7g fast action bread yeast
450ml warm water (made from 1 part chilled, 1 part boiling)
50g chopped sundried tomatoes
1. In a large bowl mix together the flour, salt, sundried tomatoes and yeast. Stir in the oil and water and mix into soft dough.
2. Turn onto a floured surface and knead well for 10 minutes by hand or 5 minutes in an electric mixer with a dough hook.
3. Shape the dough as required and place in a greased tin or tray. Cover with greased cling film and leave in a warm place until doubled in size.
4. Uncover and bake in an oven, pre-heated to 230 degrees/ 450 degrees fahrenheit/ Gas mark 8 for around 30-35 minutes. Baked loaf should sound hollow when tapped underneath.
5. For a soft, moist crust, remove from the oven and wrap in a clean tea towel to cool.