Since my last post I’ve made three plain white bloomers. The recipe is super simple:
- 500g strong white flour
- 40ml olive oil
- 10g salt
- 7g instant yeast
Mix the ingredients, I’ve started to put salt and yeast on opposite sides of the bowl to start with on the advice of Paul Hollywood. Knead for about 10 minutes and then let that rise for about 2 hours. Take the dough and knock it back. Shape it and place it onto your baking tray to prove for 40 minutes. Then dust with some more flour, make some diagonal cuts and whack it in the oven for 30 – 35 minutes at about 230 centigrade. Take it out, the bottom should sound hollow when tapped. Leave it to cool on a wire rack.
Very easy! I’m not sure where I’m going to go from here. I’ll probably flick through some more pages of Paul’s book for inspiration.