Wheaten bread Recipe (Just like my granny made!)
2 cups of self raising flour
2 cups of wholewheat flour
1/4 cup of sugar
2 cups of buttermilk
1/4 cup of olive oil
1 1/2 teaspoons of baking soda/ bicarbonate of soda
1 1/2 teaspoons of salt
(I am using cups measurements as it is a lot easier and besides, my weighing scales have broken and has a screw loose somewhere, a bit like its owner.)
Now for the magic! Put the flour, sugar, baking soda and salt in a big bowl and mix it all up! Then make a well in the middle.
Then pour the buttermilk and olive oil in well and stir it up!
Then on a well floured surface gently knead (not too much now!) and make into a loaf type shape. Then make a cross on the top with a well floured knife.
Please note: Let's do not do as I did and wallpaper a baking sheet with parchment paper
as it could cause a fire hazard, as you can see! Just enough to cover the base of the dough shall do!
Bake in a preheated oven 220C for approximately 25 mins. If unsure if its done, place a knife in the middle and if comes out sticky, cover with parchment paper and whack it in the oven for a further 15 mins! Cool on a wire rack! Yum, Yum, Yum! Especially toasted, slabs of butter and a cup of tea! How super simple was that? Big fella loved this bread so much I make this at least twice a week! Big Fella needs fed! I totally converted him, I loved that look on his face when he first had a slice! Unfortunately this has resorted to violence in our home as I have to smack his hand away from my slice if I'm not quick enough. The Claire Stare is not effective in these matters.
Well, let me know if you give it a go! The sun is now waning and the seasons are due to changing once again, and it reminds me of a sign I seen recently:
Live by the sun, and love by the moon!