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Baking Bread – on the hottest Day of the Year

So, it was the hottest day of the year, and instead of grabbing a cold beer and the best spot on the decking – I was baking bread. But, hey, home-made bread is hard to better, eaten still slightly warm with a bit of salted Breton butter and a wedge of Lincolnshire Poacher. Bliss. I know that a bread-machine can be really useful, but it’s not the same is it? not in the eating of the end result and definitely not in the making of it. Kneading bread (even in the heat) is so therapeutic, either to assuage your anger or express your love, switching on a machine doesn’t really share the romance does it? Anyway, this recipe is so quick and easy, it is almost no effort. Makes 1¬† largish loaf. 500g strong white flour, plus extra for dusting 1 tsp salt 7g sachet fast-action yeast 3 tbsp olive oil 300ml water Mix the flour, salt and yeast in a large bowl. Make a well in the centre, then add the oil and water, …