With the weather forecast getting better by the day, we decided to visit to Kew Gardens yesterday.
Now, for us, one of the joys of the day is taking along a good picnic.
So, a couple of days ago I made some bread for our sandwiches.
If I can convince one person to try and make bread for the first time I will be happy.
Making bread is easy, and it doesn’t take hours of work.
I timed how long it took to make the dough from scratch. 15 Minutes!!
Then I left it to rise for an hour, whilst doing battle with my other half over the Scrabble Board.
After an hour of rising, I knocked the dough down (basically kneaded it again for two minutes). Then I popped the dough into a tin for the final rise (proving) whilst returning to the garden to finish off the game (I lost, badly.) (My wife would say I always do lose badly!)
Two hours after starting, the dough went into the oven.