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The National Wheatmeal Loaf Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Ministry of Food Jane Fearnley Whittingstall

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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 lb wholemeal bread flour
1 tbsp salt
1 tbsp dried yeast
1 tsp honey or treacle
450 ml tepid water

Directions:
Directions:
1) Mix together all the ingredients and knead for about 10 minutes until you have a soft dough. Place the dough in an oiled bowl, cover with a tea towel and leave until dough has doubled in size (around 2 hours).
2) Knock back the dough, give a short knead then cut into two equal pieces. Place in 1.5 litre loaf tins, allow to rise for a further 2 hours.
2) pre-heat oven to 200c then bake loaves for 30 min. To test the loaves turn them out of their tins and give the base a tap. if it sounds hollow they are ready. Allow to cool on a wire rack.

 

 

 

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