Josh's comforting bake-at-home bread

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Josh's comforting bake-at-home bread

A step-by-step guide to bake-at-home bread from our very own Natter Head Chef Joshua Monaghan.

This is a quick and easy recipe and you can choose flavours by using different herb combinations.

Enjoy with your favourite topping while still warm - a great comfort in lockdown. You can also cut into slices and freeze individual slices for use later.


1. Set your oven to 160 degrees Celsius

2. Gather your utensils

  • A mixing bowl and wooden spon
  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • A baking dish that is greased and/or lined with baking paper

3. Gather your ingredients

  • ½ cup warm water (45 degrees celsius)
  • 2 ¼ teaspoons active dry yeast
  • 1 teaspoon white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • Chopped herb of any kind.

4. Mix all dry ingredients together in a bowl

5. Form a well in the centre of the dry mix and add the water and oil slowly until a wet (but not sticky) dough comes together. 

6. Knead dough for 5 minutes then form into the desired shape on your prepared baking dish. 

7. Find a warm spot and let the dough prove until doubled in size. 

8. Bake for roughly 20 to 25 minutes or until fully baked through

Gather your ingredients
Make a well in your dry ingredients
Add oil to form a wet dough
Knead for 5 minutes
Form into a shape on your baking dish