Sunday, 12 July 2009

Easy One Knead Bread

I developed this recipe to teach 5 year olds how to make bread. I now get accosted by their parents almost on a daily basis for the recipe because it is so easy.
It only requires one 5min knead and is pretty much left alone to do its thing.

  • 600g Strong White Bread Flour
  • 7g Easy Dry Yeast
  • 1tsp brown sugar
  • 2tsp salt
  • 400ml lukewarm water
  • 3 tblsp melted butter


Mix all the ingredients in a bowl and then knead either by hand or by machine for 5mins. Put the dough in a loaf tin or divide into small rolls. Cover with a clean tea towel and leave to rise in a warm place for approx 1 hour, or until the dough has doubled in size. Cook in a preheated oven 200c/400f for 30 mins.

And that is it.

You can use 400g of white and 200g of wholemeal flour if you wish.


  1. Can you leave the bread to rise overnight? And can you use other types of dried yeast rather than just the instant sachet type?

  2. Hi, My eldest has been asking how bread is made at least 3 times a day recently so rather than go through it all again I decided to just SHOW him. Used your recipe as I haven't made bread by hand since I got a bread machine and we loved it! Particularly loved the video as I could watch it with him and then pause it while we completed a step together (kneading took a while as my kenwood is being serviced this week). The loaf is now cooling so it'll be ready for tea in just over an hour or so.