Basic White Bloomer Loaf

White bloomerNobody hates bread so don’t hate me! I’ve been a bad blogger recently not updating to showing you everything I eat. Ever since I got half decent at roller derby (see Fresh Meat Fuel) I’ve become massively busy. Between that and my two jobs I’ve barely had time to Instagram a sandwich, let alone post a recipe.

I’ve started writing this post (obvs since you’re reading it) so expect a recipe at some point. I did intend to write you a nice long tale about my day, but I’ve just been called upon to defend the world from ignorance and prejudice. A strongly worded comment will do the trick. Don’t worry world, I got this… to Facebook!IMG_2277I know why you’re here so here’s some bread.  I sliced it.


Mmmhh bread.  You put butter on it.



White Bloomer
Recipe type: Baking
Serves: 1 large loaf
Cook time:
Total time:
The white flour can be swapped for wholemeal or whatever you fancy.
  • 500g strong white flour
  • 7g fast action dried yeast
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp honey/ agave syrup
  • 300ml warm water (but not hot)
  1. In a large bowl mix together all of the dry ingredients.
  2. Stir in the, oil, honey and water to make a soft dough.
  3. Turn the dough out onto a floured surface and knead. Then leave to rise in a warm place for 1-2 hours until doubled in size.
  4. Line a baking train with parchment. Knock back the dough and knead again. Once kneaded use the Paul Hollywood method of shaping the dough (see clip under this recipe) and put back into the warm place to rise for another hour.
  5. In the mean time preheat the over to 180°C.
  6. Slash the top of the loaf, spray with a tiny bit of water and dust with flour. Then bake in the centre of the oven for 30-35 mins.

Paul Hollywood how to shape a bloomer. 

So what do you think?

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