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Helen’s Home Cooking: Video & Recipe for Farmhouse Loaf

This particular recipe yields a small loaf so adjust the quantities as needed for a bigger one.

Farmhouse White Loaf


  • 400g of Strong White Flour
  • 250mls of warm milk or water
  • 1tsp salt
  • 2tbls of oil….rapeseed/olive or sunflower will do
  • 1 or 2 pkts of fast acting yeast, approx 11g


  1. Add the flour to your mixing bowl
  2. On opposite sides add the salt and the yeast
  3. Create a well in the middle and pour in your liquid.
  4. Bring together with a wooden spoon.
  5. If using a mixer to knead, use the dough hook and mix on the second speed for 5mins, or knead on a floured surface for 10mins.
  6. Once kneaded place the dough in an oiled bowl and cover for an hour or until your dough has doubled in size.
  7. Turn out from the bowl onto a floured surface and knock the air out with your knuckles.
  8. Form into a round, tucking in the underside as you go. This should keep your bread in a good shape.
  9. Place onto a floured tray and sprinkle over a little flour. Cover and allow to rise for a further 30mins.
  10. Score your bread with a sharp knife.
  11. Bake in the centre of a pre heated oven 220°c, 425°f, gas mark7 for 25mins
  12. Remove from oven and cool on a wire rack. (Remember to tap the bottom of your bread, if it sounds hollow then you know that it’s cooked).


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  1. Greetings from Bemidji MN USA. Glad to see you again. We enjoy your home cooking. Keep it up. It is a bright spot during the isolation from COVID

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