24 February, 2014

Recipe: 5 minute Bread

I bake bread.
I'm not a super organised person, nor do I have a big fancy kitchen or any fancy gadgets and I'm certainly no super-mum but I still find the 5 minutes each day to bake bread.
Yep, that's right, I said... 5 minutes.
How can I bake a fantastic loaf of bread with approx. 5 minutes preparation? ... see below for the super-duper easy recipe.
Firstly, the few tips to make bread making easier:
~ the dough can either be mixed & put in a warm spot and it's ready in about 1 hour OR mixed and left overnight. If leaving overnight, I pop it uncovered into the cold oven & shut the door (you could also put it in the fridge). If leaving for an hour (or two), cover the dough, either with a bowl cover or use a bowl with a lid (or you could use a bowl cover) & place in a warm spot in the sunshine or near the heater
~ no fancy equipment is needed
~ you can skip the salt in this recipe but trust me, the small amount used increases the flavour of the bread
~ this will make one loaf of bread or 8 smallish bread rolls or 4 pizza bases, the recipe can easily be double or tripled
~ for bread for sandwiches, I just oil a loaf tin,
~ for artisan bread, bread rolls or pizza bases, I oil a tray
~ I just use ordinary plain flour for this, not fancy bread flour, just the same flour that I use in cakes & biscuits
~ powdered yeast can be stored in the freezer, I keep the (yeast) container in the freezer all the time
~ I often substitute the water for vegetable juice, I have made beetroot bread, spinach bread, carrot bread - all totally yummy & just last night we had carrot/spinach pizza dough!
5 minute Bread  
(also makes bread rolls, fancy artisan bread & pizza bases)

500gm plain flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 tablespoon yeast
475ml lukewarm water

~Mix all together in a big bowl & put aside to rise. 
~ When ready to bake, the dough will have risen & look 'wet'.  Just use a scraper to scrape the dough from the sides of the bowl and scrape it into the prepared tin/tray.
Remember, you DO NOT knead this bread - trust me on this!

~ I then pop it into the oven, turn the oven onto 200 degrees Celsius and leave for 45 mins.
~ leave to cool & munch for lunch or dinner or breakfast!

Told you it was easy!
Now, go on, bake yourself, your family & friends some bread!


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This bright purple bread is Beetroot Bread!


  1. This looks super easy!

    For your American readers, the conversions are:

    500 gm flour = 4 cups flour
    475 ml water = 2 cups water

    1. Thank you for the conversion, have to try this today!

  2. Oh, and 200 degrees Celsius is roughly 400 degrees Fahrenheit. :)

  3. Sorry Fiona, you made me giggle - are there no scales in the USA? I just flip the bowl onto the scales & hit the grams button then the mls button for the liquid (it defaults to ounces) and use that rather than cups - much easier for me as I don't have to then wash the measuring cups!!

  4. I have to try this! It looks delicious, easy and so versatile. My kind of recipe. :)


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