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The Great Bread Bake Off

Keep cooking and carry on with Jamie Oliver

The smell of freshly baked bread can trigger feelings of emotional wellbeing. Scientists say that the scent can take us back to our childhood, invoking strong memories of family and comfort. It can also invoke the making of toast! If you have your preferred flour in the pantry and bored children, this can be a great get-back-to-basics activity. Trouble sourcing ingredients? Head to Jamie’s new show for tips and tricks on simple swaps. Let’s get ready to kitchen rumble.

  1. 650 mls of tepid water into a large bowl 
  2. Add 1 sachet of dried yeast – mix with fork 
  3. Leave until you see bubbles 
  4. Take 1 kilo of your preferred flour – mix it up with fork 
  5. Add a pinch of salt – mix in with your hands 
  6. Dust your board – take mix from bowl to board 
  7. Flour hands – begin kneading 
  8. Add a little more light dusting 
  9. Put dough ball in bowl 
  10. Place damp cloth over the top for an hour/hour and a half to rise 
  11. Knock it back down (see video), do another re-knead 
  12. Separate dough ball into two – to make two large loaves 
  13. Re-knead – knead until the air out 
  14. Dust two baking trays 
  15. Leave dough on baking tray out for an hour until it doubles in size 
  16. Preheat oven to 180 degrees 
  17. Put in oven for 35 minutes – bake until golden brown 
  18. Remove from oven – place on wire rack to cool 
  19. Plug in toaster

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A brief history of bread, episode 13 of Food, Science and the Human Body. 

Bread, in all its forms, is one of the most widely consumed foods in the world. It was also the foundation for many civilisations. Consider the aspects about this dietary staple, including the art of leavening, the religious and social roles of light and dark bread and the artisanal bread movement.

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