​Ever wanted to make your own bread, but never really known how? Perfect this simple recipe base and then try making your own variations.


7g sachet dry yeast

2 teaspoons caster sugar

1 cup warm water

3 cups Lighthouse bread and pizza plain flour

1 teaspoon sea salt

1 tablespoon olive oil

to prep 0:20 to cook 0:35 – 0:40

ingredients 6 difficulty Capable Cooks

makes 1 large loaf rating

In a large bowl, dissolve yeast and sugar in warm water. Stir in lard, salt and two cups of the flour. Stir in the remaining flour, 1/2 cup at a time, beating well after each addition. When the dough has pulled together, turn it out onto a lightly floured surface and knead until smooth and elastic, about 8 minutes.


Lightly oil a large bowl, place the dough in the bowl and turn to coat with oil. Cover with a damp cloth and let rise in a warm place until doubled in volume, about 1 hour.


Deflate the dough and turn it out onto a lightly floured surface. Divide the dough into two equal pieces and form into loaves. Place the loaves into two lightly greased 9×5 inch loaf pans. Cover the loaves with a damp cloth and let rise until doubled in volume, about 40 minutes.


Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C). 4

Bake at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) for about 30 minutes or until the top is golden brown and the bottom of the loaf sounds hollow when tapped.