Hello, I'm Joey and I make my own bread. Sounds cool, right? And it is cool, but for different reasons to the ones I used to consider.
I've always wanted to make my own bread. Ok, maybe not always, but definitely since my early twenties. I did make bread on a couple of occasions, patted myself on the back not quite sure why as the thing was only *just* edible, and kept dreaming of the day I would wake up a true domestic goddess making bread while sewing my own Channel-like clothes. Turns out… that never happened to me! Who would have guessed?!
What did happen was that I woke up one day and discovered I could no longer eat most shop bought breads. Where I live bakeries are hard to come by and getting freshly baked bread was an impossibility (oh how I missed Portugal that day!). So… I was left with no bread or make my own bread. I went with the latter.
When I realised I needed a recipe which would fit into my lifestyle easily, whilst being yummy of course, all my dreams of domestic goddess lost ground to practicality! I found said recipe on Concha's blog about 8 months ago and have been making it since. I love this bread! It's delicious and soft and it works.every.single.time!
As I make it just for myself (lasts about 4/5 days) I tweaked the recipe slightly as follows:
600 g strong white bread flour
10 g easy bake yeast
12 g coarse sea salt
390 ml tepid water (the jug is not very precise… it should be though)
I then follow Concha's explanation and voilà, a delicious loaf comes out!
This is my everyday go-to bread recipe. This month, I will explore one other bread recipe… I feel brave!