Failsafe Recipes: Lunches and Snacks

Bread (Howard's Health Bread) in the oven (V)

When our third breadmaker died we went back to making Howard’s Health Bread in the oven. Here’s the breadmaker version and here is the oven version:


680g flour (white, wholemeal or half and half)
1 tbsp sugar
pinch Vitamin C
1.5 tsp dried active yeast
450ml water

Put all dry ingredients together then add the water. Mix and knead for 5 mins by the clock to a firm dough, using a little extra flour if the dough sticks too much to your hands. Leave in mixing bowl, covered with a tea towel in a warm place for 45-60 mins to double in volume. Turn out and knead again thoroughly, place in an oiled bread tin or on an oiled oven slide to rise again for about 45 mins. Remember to turn on the oven to 220˚C fan-forced after 30 mins! Slip into oven and bake for 30 mins. Turn out and cool wrapped in a teatowel for 30 mins before slicing.