When bread baking leave the dough rest for 10 minutes beforehand kneading

When using oats soak for 10 minutes in boiling water

Place a tray of boiling water in the bottom of the oven for a rich crust

Adding orange to loaves helps them rise better

Adding a tablespoon of vinegar to dough helps the crumb stay soft

Replace half the water with yoghurt gives more flavour

Rub oil on your hands before kneading stops it sticking

Any plain flour will do for bread no need for expensive ones

Bake seeds lightly first for a golden nutty taste


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