Making your own bread can be very theraputic and has been proven to help alleviate feelings of depression. The Real Bread Campaign has recently published a report titled
Rising Up, which has completed research into the theraputic and social benefits that bread making has on people who might be having a harder time of it than us.
Making bread, is a wonderfully fulfilling thing to do. From flour to final loaf, for me its the whole process from start to finish that I love! I want to show you how easy it can be, with the right tools to make your own.
Please Note: I have purposfully not included a spoon as I will always promote making bread by hand, however should you choose to use a spoon to mix, feel free!
You will need:
1. A steel mixing bowl.
2. A pair of good scales. I use electric ones as they are the most exact!
3. A set of measuring spoons
4. A measuring jug
5. Strong bread flour
6. Fresh yeast
8. Tap water
8. Cling film
9. A loaf tin
and last but not least PATIENCE:-)
So thats it!
In next weeks blog I will be sharing with you a simple white bread recipe, so you can put all the tools into action and make your own amazing, tasty fresh bread!