Easy, no fuss, Salt & Pepper Bread

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There is nothing like home baked bread. The way it looks when it comes out of the oven, the way the house smells as it bakes. The process of making & baking bread gives me that warm fuzzy feeling. I get a lot of joy from watching my children grab a warm slice, smear it with butter or jam and the happy look on their face, that tells me.. mama did good! Bread gets a bad wrap, it has somehow gained the reputation of being difficult, time consuming and pointless. After all you can pick up a loaf of bread for as little as 50p in the supermarket. But what you cant do with that 50p loaf, is achieve the face I described above, the smell, the warmth, the feeling and the satisfaction of providing an everyday staple made with your own two hands. Its a very nurturing process, and it doesn’t have to be difficult. This recipe cuts out all the drama. Its a simple 5 step process, designed not to overwhelm.

Simply follow these easy steps and start baking your own bread today. A warning…it gets addictive! Let me know how you get on in the comments, or tag me on Instagram, I would love to see your creations

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Easy, no fuss Salt & Pepper Bread

Prep Time1 hr 30 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Servings: 8


  • 650 g Strong White Bread Flour
  • 1 x 7g sachet of quick action yeast
  • 2 tsp Cracked Black pepper
  • 2 tsp Salt
  • 2 tsp Olive oil
  • 440 ml warm water


  • In a large bowl, stir together the flour, pepper, salt and yeast. Stir in the olive oil and warm water. Form a Dough. Turn out onto a floured surface and knead for 5 mins until smooth and stretchy
  • Place in an oiled or lined bowl, cover with cling film, set aside to rise for 1 hour, until doubled in size
  • Preheat the oven to 200°c. 
  • After 1 hour, turn out on to a lined floured baking sheet. Shape into an oval, pat down with flour. Score, with a sharp knife or lame. Set aside for 20 minutes to swell a little
  • Pop in the oven for 40 minutes

* For a crispier crust put a metal baking dish 1/3 full with water at the bottom of the oven.

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    1. Laura October 29, 2022

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