- Skill level:medium
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The Method Enter Bake mode
Classic mode Step 1
In a large bowl mix the yeast with the water and sugar. Sift the flour and salt together in a separate bowl, add half to the yeast mixture and cover. Leave until the dough has doubled in size.
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Classic mode Step 2
Add the remaining flour and mix to a light dough. Knead for 10 minutes by hand or for 5 minutes if using a food mixer fitted with a dough hook.
Classic mode Step 3
Divide the dough into 3 pieces and shape into an oblong. Fold the 2 ends into the middle and seal, repeat this process 3 or 4 more times.
Classic mode Step 4
Roll each piece of dough into a 33-34 cm (13-14”) long loaf.
Classic mode Step 5
Place onto a greased baking tray and leave until double in size, then slash the tops. Meanwhile preheat the oven to 200°C (fan 180°C, gas mark 7).
Classic mode Step 6
Bake for 20 minutes carefully spraying the inside of the oven with water during the first 5 minutes of baking.