By Ilaria Catizone
The oven is hot, you have cooked your veggies and your cake, if you are still in a baking mood you can try some bread or pizza!
Well, actually if you wanted to make either of these you should have thought about it a few hours ago, but other than a little forward planning this recipe requires little skill.
The basic recipe requires:
330g lukewarm water (you can also use whey left over from making cheese or yogurt)
7g instant yeast
1 tsp sugar
1 TBS olive oil
480g plain flour
For the flour – you can use white, wholemeal or a combination of the two. You can also experiment with wheat, rye and spelt in various amounts. Just keep in mind that the easiest and most reliable version of this recipe is made with white wheat flour, so I recommend you start there if you are new to bread making. Also, the more wholemeal flour you add, the denser your dough will be so adding a little extra water might help. A good balance is half white and half wholemeal.