Thursday, 24 April 2008


425g/15oz Allinson Country Grain Bread Flour
2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
1 tsp salt
1 small bunch basil, leaves torn
50g/2oz grated Parmesan cheese
2 tsp runny honey
1 tbsp olive oil
300ml/1/2pt natural yogurt
3 tbsp milk

Preheat the oven to 200ºC/ Fan 180ºC/ Gas Mark 6. Combine the flour with the bicarbonate of soda and the salt in a large bowl. Add the basil and parmesan and mix together.

Pour in the honey, olive oil, natural yogurt and milk and mix together to form a soft dough.

Knead for 5 minutes until smooth. Shape the dough into a 20cm/8inch round and put onto a lightly oiled tray.

Using a sharp knife, cut a deep cross on top of the dough. Brush with a little milk and bake for 30-35 minutes until the bread is risen, golden and sounds hollow when tapped underneath. Eat warm or cool and eat on the same day.

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