Easy to make vegan white bread with thyme

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I promised a bread recipe the other day, and here it is. This is the first time I have ever baked a loaf of bread, and I’m very proud of it. It tastes great, it rose very nicely, and was baked all the way through. it’s also really easy to make for all you new bread bakers.

Ingredients:

In the dough

500g plain flour
1 sachet (7g) of dried yeast
300ml water
1 tsp salt
2 tbsp olive oil
4 tbsp dried thyme (or any other herb you like)

On top

Small handful of thyme (or other herb)
Pinch of sea salt

Method:

  1. In a large bowl, mix together the flour, yeast and salt
  2. Pour the water and olive oil into the bowl and mix well
  3. Add the thyme and mix well
  4. Knead the dough for 5 – 10 minutes (add a little extra flour if it is too sticky, or a splash more water if it seems too dry
  5. Leave the dough to rise for 2 hours (ideally so it rises to twice the original size), make sure you cover the bowl with a damp tea towel, but do not let the tea towel touch the dough
  6. After the dough has risen, give it a quick knead, then put it onto a lined baking tray. Shape the dough and make sure that it is fairly thin as it will rise a lot in the oven
  7. Add a small handful of thyme and a pinch of sea salt on top of the bread and pat it into the dough, then leave it to rise in the tray for a further 15 minutes whilst you preheat the oven at 180c
  8. Bake the bread for about 20 minutes in the oven, you will know it is done if you knock the bread on the bottom and it sounds hollow
  9. Eat and enjoy!
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Engagement party

A few days ago I had an engagement party which I used as an excuse to try out new recipes on willing guinea pigs. Also I wanted a party.

Here are a few pictures of the yummy food I made (along with the help of my brilliant housemates):

Sweet treats

I made:
Chocolate cake
Apple crumble cake
Rocky road
Lemon biscuits
Banana muffins

Obviously the food was all vegan, and all yummy! I also made a loaf of white bread with thyme and lots and lots of falafel, recipes to follow soon, so keep an eye out for them!

White bread with thyme

Falafel

 

 

 

 

 

 

The food (especially the cakes) disappeared almost as quickly as the wine…..