Learn how to make your first loaf of bread

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This recipe in Video HERE




This deliciousness that I eat mostly daily, and which is with butter, the item I could live on if life permitted. Growing up in France having fresh bread from the baker every day ( My village has 4000 lives, and 4 Boulangeries).  But now, we don’t all have the luxury to live close to a bakery or have fresh bread delivered to us everyday. I sometimes buy toasts from the supermarket yes, and  it is often highly satisfying, but nothing can beat my fresh bread that just came out of the oven.

It requires a little bit of skills , mainly being agile with your hands and sensations – not trying to be sensual here – and a little bit of courage!

When I have asked my friend Fran what were the products that used Palm Oil, she mentioned straight away supermarket bread. So to show you how easy it is for you to make your own first loaf of bread, I have invited her to come and make it with me. Bread isn’t really my speciality, but I have learnt the few tips and tricks and always make good bread!

To learn more about the impact of Palm Oil, ready Fran from @EthicalUnicorn blog post HERE



Watch this recipe in video HERE

Quantity: for a loaf of bread



  • 300g of white bread flour
  • 200g of wholemeal bread flour
  • 11g of quick action yeast
  • 8g of salt
  • 300 ml of water
  • 2 tbs of olive oil


1* Make the dough:  Mix the flour, salt and yeast together in a bowl. Make a wheel, and add the water. Using your hands, mix everything together.

2* Knead the dough: If using your hands to knead, spread the olive oil on a work top, and knead for 10min. If using an electric mixer with the dough attachment, mix for 6 min on medium speed.

3* Rise: Let the dough to rise and double in size ( 1 to 2h ).

4* Finish: Shape your loaf, and leave it to rise for another 30min. Pre heat oven at 220 degrees.

5* Bake the bread: Cook in a hot pan in the oven at 220 degrees with the lead on for 30min, and another 25min without the lead on.

Enjoy warm with some salted butter!



Photos: Gianna Nicole


1 Comment

  1. May 6, 2019 / 8:56 pm

    I love bread but my husband will no longer eat it. Do you have an easy recipe for small loafs – enough for 2-4 servings, that still tastes flavorful? I used to get roles like this from the Portuguese bakeries when I lived in New Jersey, but now I live in rural Wisconsin and we have delicious butter and cheese but no bread! Not even good, french baguettes!

    Also my husband wanted me to try baking with ancient Elkhorn flour but it behaves very differently. Any tips?

    Thank you!

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