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Baking Bread:The Welcome Home Aroma.

Updated on June 19, 2013
I proudly show off my home baked loaf.
I proudly show off my home baked loaf. | Source


500 grams strong white flour.

Ix7gram dried yeast

1.1/2 tsps of sugar

1.1/2 tsps of salt.

15 grams butter

420 ml water; 1/3rd boiling and 2/3rds cold.

Heat oven to 420 C


Mix the flour,sugar ,salt and yeast together.

Rub in the butter.

Add the water and mix to a dough.

Lightly flour a working surface and knead the dough for around 10 minutes;until elasticated in texture.

Place the dough into a loaf tin and cover with cling film .

Leave somewhere warm for around 30 minutes and until the dough has risen to double its size.

Place it into the hot oven at 230 C/Gas mark 8 for 15 minutes and then turn down to 200 C /Gas mark 6 for another 35 minutes.

The loaf should sound hollow when tapped underneath and if you prefer a soft crust wrap it in a tea cloth when cooling.

I had forgotten just how delicious the house smells when bread is baking. Mmmmmm!!!

I particularly love it with butter and Strawberry Jam.


My freshly baked loaf.
My freshly baked loaf. | Source
Fresh bread with butter and StrawberryJam . Mmmm utter bliss!!!
Fresh bread with butter and StrawberryJam . Mmmm utter bliss!!! | Source


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      Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

      I live that saying RTalloni and I think it is very fitting; I think I shall remember this gem for a long time to come. Your comment is so greatly appreciated and here's to so many more hubs for us both to share on here.


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      RTalloni 4 years ago from the short journey

      When I was a newly wed an older friend gave me a bit of advice. Have bread baking in the oven when your husband comes home and he won't care what the house looks like. :) Thanks for sharing your recipe!

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      Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

      Thank you so very much oliversmum and you are so welcome. I am not sure if S.R.Flour can be used I don't think so therefore I would suggest you use Strong White flour. Actually you have given me something to think about here so I shall have to find the true answer. Lots of love


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      oliversmum 4 years ago from australia

      Eiddwen Hi. I can almost taste a thick slice of this bread with oodles of butter and fig jam. Thanks for sharing your recipe with us. Thumbs up.

      Could you please tell me if Strong white flour is the same as Self Raising Flour. Thanks :) :)

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      Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

      By now stuff4kids I have got used to baking home made bread and as you say it takes no time at all these is so much satisfaction in doing so.

      Hav ea wonderful day.


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      Amanda Littlejohn 4 years ago

      Hi Eiddwen!

      Well deserved comments on this great hub about baking your own bread. I've always baked our own bread here and find that once you get into the habit of it, it really isn't inconvenient and is so much more satisfying (and healthy) than getting stuff from the supermarket.

      Great recipe and thanks for sharing! Bless you :)

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      Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

      So glad you liked this one Dianna and here's to many more to share.


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      Dianna Mendez 4 years ago

      Eddy, your baked loaf looks so perfect. I would love a slice with jam this morning. Thanks for sharing the recipe idea.

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      Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

      thank you so very much to





      for each and every wonderful comment.Here's to so many more hubs for us all to share on here.

      Have a wonderful day to each and everyone of you.

      Lots of love


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      Ruchira 4 years ago from United States

      wow...i can smell it here :)

      Gotta try making it :)

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

      It's ' gotta be good..Eddy made it!!!!!! Yummy

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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 4 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      Mmmm! I can smell it already!

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      Thomas Silvia 4 years ago from Massachusetts

      I love fresh baked bread and the smell of it as well and this recipe sounds yummy !

      Vote up and more !!!

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      Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

      Hi Peg thanks for this great comment and oh yes the aroma is like no other.


      Have a great day.


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      Peg Cole 4 years ago from Dallas, Texas

      The aroma of baking bread is so homey and delicious. What a great looking loaf of bread. Makes me hungry. Thanks for this great recipe.


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      Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

      Thank you so very much to











      for each and every wonderful comment.

      I have many recipes some of which I have made up myself so this may be another opening here.

      Have a wonderful day to you all.

      Lots of love


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      Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      I have to try this. Sound delish Eddy. I love fresh baked bread. Thanks for sharing. I'm passing this on.

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      Andrew Spacey 4 years ago from Near Huddersfield, West Yorkshire,UK

      What a loaf, looking all delicious and perfect, waiting for the butter and marmite, honey, jam, lemon curd, bramble jelly, thick cut marmalade, cream cheese, ham and HP, cheese and ploughman's, steaming bowl of broth!

      A great effort. How long did the loaf last? 10 minutes? A beautiful vote for a beautiful loaf.

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      Martin Kloess 4 years ago from San Francisco

      A baker too! And bread to boot... what a poet.

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      Rebecca Mealey 4 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

      That loaf of bread looks SOO Delicious!

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      Denise Handlon 4 years ago from North Carolina

      Yum! I'm inspired. Now this will be one for my recipe box! UP/A/U and sharing.

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      flashmakeit 4 years ago from usa

      You made me hungry and I am going to try this tasty baked bread recipe out.

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      Patricia Scott 4 years ago from sunny Florida

      Hi Eddy

      I am adding this to my recipe files...nothing is better than baked bread. I finally learned how to make it this summer and love the way the house smells when it is cooking. The other day I purchased rye flour as I want to try my hand at rye bread.

      And of course I must try this delicious looking bread recipe you have shared. Have a lovely evening...sending you Angels across the miles :)ps

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      sligobay 4 years ago from east of the equator

      I have only done a single recipe on Hub Pages for Irish Soda Bread. I will definitely try to bake a white bread with your recipe. You have inspired me to write about my brown bread. I love strawberry jam and the aroma of baking bread.

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      Bake Like a Pro 4 years ago

      Yummy, that looks so good Eddy. I can smell it all the way here. Thank you for sharing this recipe.

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Wow, a recipe from Eddy! I think this is the first I have seen from you in the year I have been with HP. I love baked bread. The smell alone reminds me of my childhood and a feeling of peace and calm comes over me. Then the taste, with butter melting on it...oh my goodness, I am so hungry right now. LOL



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      Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

      Oh brilliant Jamie I'm looking forward to hear how you got on.


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      Jamie Lee Hamann 4 years ago from Reno NV

      I am going to give a try and get back to you! Jamie