Paul Hollywood Bloomer Recipe
First up is bread and Paul Hollywood’s How to Bake. It’s nice to feel your arm muscles working as you knead! Who knows I might get some proper muscles if I keep this bread making up.
To start the year of the random recipe I decided to make a half wholemeal and white bloomer. I adapted a recipe for a wholemeal loaf from Paul Hollywood. I changed the ratio of wholemeal to white flour as I’m not a huge fan of wholemeal but I’m trying to be better and healthier.
The flour amount was meant to be 400g wholemeal and 100g white but I changed it to 300g wholemeal and 200g white flour.
This is the recipe I used in the end.
300g wholemeal bread four
200g white bread flour
1 teaspoon of salt
10g of instant yeast (I just used 1 and a half packets of the 7g instant yeast as I couldn’t find my digital scales)
40g of unsalted butter
330ml of warm water
olive oil for kneading
-Add all the flour into a bowl and add yeast on one side and salt on the other side of the bowl.
-Add the butter and half the water. Mix with your hands and then gradually add the water to make a soft dough which isn’t soggy.
-Put a little olive oil on the work surface and knead the dough for 10 minutes. It will be a smooth dough after 10 minutes and ready to rest.
-Put the dough in a lightly oiled bowl and cover with a tea towel or cling film to rise for an hour.
-After an hour knock back the dough and then it can be made into a bloomer, regular loaf or rolls. It’s worth getting Paul Hollywood’s book which explains how to shape the dough.
-Once it’s in the shape you want leave the dough to rise again for another hour or so and then put in the oven at 220 degrees – the bloomer I did took 45 mins to bake. By adding a tray of hot water in the bottom of the oven the loaf had a lovely crust.
As soon as it was out of the oven it was very quickly consumed by the family with our dinner and it was lovely! Unfortunately it meant that I didn’t get any photos.
I’m looking forward to trying some brand new recipes this year.